Well, it rained, for starters. We had a back-up location at the venue and the day before we had to commit to it. But... our first look pics were amazing and our back-up spot (outdoor covered patio) was even better!
Sure, several little things... dad didn’t eat lunch and almost passed out after the ceremony but bartender saved the day with OJ (he’s a type 1 diabetic). I should have had my belt sewn into my dress because it kept shifting and looked terrible in many pics. Our two photographers missed several key pics. A few guests left early which prompted other guests to leave early (everyone started drinking before our ceremony). But still... best day ever! Amazing memories, food, drinks, fun with family & photos, surprise photos. Relax best you can the day of and the magic of the day will amaze you!
Almost forgot the marriage license, mom has to go back and get it. So that was a big one. Went to put put the flowers for the tables. They were dead. I forgot the decorations for the church. We started late because his sister wasn’t there yet Husbands watch got stolen the night before after the rehersal. He didn’t tell me until after the ceremony. Bartender used the wrong sized cups for cocktail hr. We ran out of drinks faster. She also didn’t use the decorative napkins I bought and instead used the plain white napkins the caterer handed her. The music during cocktail hr was barely a whisper if you weren’t next to the speaker you couldn’t hear it. Uninvited guest, rude. my cousins all left after the first dance and didn’t eat dinner, rude. I can probably list more, but NO they didn’t matter because I ended the day married (because i remembered the license) to the man perfect for me. I had a blast and so did all of our guests.
We only had a handful of things go wrong. Most of it was the DJ not sticking to our playlist or playing some of the songs we had special for things. And they didnt put our koravai with our wedding cake, but they took care of that ASAP once we told them!
1. Changed to our Plan B area due to weather, and it ended up being beautiful in area A. But it was great because the B area had a fireplace. 2. I tripped on my dress during pictures and fell. 3. My brother forgot the rings at the get ready site, luckily I was still there. 4. I made my sister happy cry (but like, sob happy cry). 5. My son didnt want to dance with me during the parent-child dance (something I planned special for him). But hes 1, so... 🤷♀️ 6. I cut my husband with a cake knife and since he had frosting on his hand, a normal bandaid wouldnt stick, so he had his hand wrapped. 🤦♀️ 7. 20ish people who RSVPd didnt show up.
In the moment, it was a little upsetting but a week later, it's getting funny. Dont sweat things. Things will go wrong. But it's the stuff you'll remember. Good luck! 🍀
We lost a groomsman the morning of the wedding - he went way too hard the night before.
We almost forgot our dog, who was part of the ceremony. He made it to the ceremony with like 2 mins to spare.
We didn’t take as many photos that we wanted, due to time restrictions.
The baker did not put our topper on the cake - our custom, very expensive topper that I spent a freaking week going back & forth w/ the seller to be made in our resemblance. I called this awful woman 3x explaining to her what the topper looked like & how big it was. She freaking put flowers on the top - as she thinks flowers photo best & put the topper next to the cake. No one noticed the freaking topper. I’m still really upset about this. I knew this baker was a problem, but H really liked her cupcakes flavors & I let him pick. The cupcakes were good, but I’m so pissed off on this. I knew she was a terrible person, who didn’t listen. It really should have stood my ground.
Well our chairs didn't arrive when they were supposed to so that was just annoying. One of our groomsmen forgot underwear but that is just funny haha. The one thing that "went wrong" for us was that we only had 1 bar tender for 180 people and they hadn't started pre-pouring alcohol during the ceremony (we just had 2 beers and 2 types of wine). Because of that, food got started a bit late and then things got pushed back slightly. Just relax and go with the punches. My advice is to have plan a, b, c, and z. Because we had backup plans for everything, we actually were AHEAD of schedule prior to the ceremony haha.
We had a dessert table at the reception with mini replica wedding cakes. Guests started eating the desserts and taking the cakes before our cake cutting and an announcement that the dessert table was open.
The girls and I got stuck at the salon bc I lost my keys-my sister accidentally put them in her purse and didn't find them while we were looking until like 30-40 minutes later, after she left. So we were late getting everything started.
My mom was drunk when she showed up to the church for pictures. So my MIL helped me get ready, not my mom.
My bridesmaid left from the church with my keys. So I lost my keys, again. (We didn't get married at the church-long story. Got married at the reception spot) So we were late, again
My mom decided that since she left the church early, she could stop at a bar for a few more drinks before the wedding. She was late getting to the wedding-enter bridezilla moment. I wanted to start without her-said we didn't need her- was getting mad that people insist we wait for her-and got moody fast. Finally she shows up right before we walk down the isle.
So my mom was pretty drunk at that point. When the best man was giving his speech, she decided that was the best time to roll around on the wheelchair ramp by an exit with the kids
Other than that, beautiful ceremony. My mom ended up leaving without saying goodbye to anyone. No one knows when she actually left
Little things went wrong all day but the big thing that went "wrong" my mom handled and I didn't know about until after.
-My daughter forgot her bag with her shoes at home so after we left getting our hair done we had to turn around and get it.
-I had polished my nails the night before and when I woke up they had indents all over them (first time with this polish!) So I decided to get some sparkles to fix it. I put the sparkles on and let it dry. While getting dressed it started smearing off! It ended up looking like I intentionally did it. Thankfully no one really noticed.
-There were a few people who ignored the dress code or wore things that were inappropriate for a Pentecostal church wedding (highly conservative).
-More than one person showed up after the ceremony but in time for the reception.
-My grandma showed up drunk and tried to pick a fight with my dad. My mom made her leave. I didn't know until the end.