It hit me on August 1st that Tim and I have been engaged for four months. I have done two wedding posts but beyond that I barely talk anything wedding related. I still have 8 months to go…I figure if people train for a marathon in a month…I can plan a wedding in a month…right? Right.
We aren’t stressed about the wedding in the slightest. In fact, we are truly enjoying our time and moments together. We have our venue and photographer. We are looking into catering and in a couple of weeks I go down to VA to look at dresses.
Both my parents and my future parents (who I consider my parents) have been so helpful and supportive. I don’t have any crazy stories about being a bridezilla (yet) because it’s all relative. Will anyone remember your flowers or center pieces…eh probably not. Plus I don’t really do well in high stress environments, so I don’t let them get to that level. We want a nice wedding but I don’t spend my entire day on pinteresting, wedding websites or looking at magazines. In fact I should probably spend a day doing just that.
My next big task is send out save the dates…then who knows what’s next.
Instead of getting more people’s addresses, I figured out some fears I have about my wedding…
- Forgetting my dress and having to run down the aisle in runderwear. I guess I could walk down the aisle in runderwear…but that does take the run out of runderwear…
- Speaking of running, good thing I want a long wedding dress…I have to cover up those compression sleeves somehow. What if I don’t find a dress I love and that can cover up my compression sleeves?
- I often think about the special moment of recording the walk down the aisle on dailymile (probably after having too many drinks). What if I don’t post it in a timely matter? Do I use the walking icon, cross training, running? So many choices…
- Awkwardly rapping Nicki Minaj on a bar table like I did in college…We just won’t have bar tables…but then how will you have a bar?
- Humidity making my hair so big that the flower girl and ring bearer get lost inside. Then someone asked if I added tool to my updo
- Walking into the large windows because they are cleaned so well
- Saying our vows in complete emojis because I forgot how to talk properly. We would have a technology translator (for dad)
- Having old smelly running shoes to mark the aisle. If you have any with dirt, mud or grime…or super old school walking New Balances…perfect
- Live tweeting and texting my wedding. 5 feet down the aisle…10 feet down the aisle…@dadLOLZ slow down.
- Finally…what would happen if we ran out of coffee and whipped cream at the wedding? That would be worse than running out of booze!! (insert scared emoji here)
At the end of the day something will go wrong and it will be a great LOLZ.
Question for you: Any funny stories of a wedding you went too, your own or saw on Four Weddings?
I kind of hope all these things happen because they sound awesome.
Hahaha yes!! Compression sleeves must be worn under the dress 😉 And I still think you should wear runderwear. Oh, and please have someone live tweet this.It would be absolutely hilarious 😛
I remember having dreams before my wedding about things going wrong/being weird. Everything turned out fine (as far as I know) and thats all that matters! Although some of this stuff would be hysterical!
I was sure something would go wrong, too! And I feel like something minor did but now I can’t even remember, so it obviously wasn’t a big deal. 🙂 Excited for you!
I definitely think there will be many LOLZ at your wedding … and can picture having a translator to the side helping people understand what is happening …
As for us, we had a basic destress plan:
– Keep control of things, and give pushy family members small tasks so they feel involved.
– Focus on what matters to YOU, not anyone else.
– No one will remember things years down the road except for you … so make sure YOU have fun as well!
Oh … and remember WHY you are doing all of this ! 🙂
What Victoria said. 😀 <3
KEEP YOUR ADDRESS LIST!!!! I lost mine and now have to get everybody’s again for thank you notes!! Pain in the ass! And the reason my hair was up for my wedding was cause of humidity! I wasn’t chancing it!
haha – we were going through our cedar chest last month and found our address list from our wedding … 22 years later! Definitely came in handy through the years!
I misplaced the list where it said what gifts came from who, and had to do it all from memory! Of course I found the list a couple weeks after thank you notes had gone out… But yeah it was a pain.
Oh, and I wore longer Nike spandex shorts so my thighs didn’t rub together. You can thank me later for that cause your legs WILL stick together under the heat and weight of that dress!
Haha LOVE this! If we were to run out of coffee at my wedding…it’s just too scary to think about. My future husband would get a glimpse at the OTHER side of me, that’s for sure 😉
Make sure those compression sleeves are blue! I’d say the funniest thing that happened to me at my own wedding was not being able to eat. I was too nervous when we first sat down, and when I finally felt able – they had cleared my plate. Then people kept bothering me everytime I tried to eat my cake. Me and the hubs were both completely trashed by the end b/c neither of us got a chance to eat and people kept bringing us drinks.
Omg that’s not funny! That’s my worst nightmare. Being hungry at my wedding would make me angry and I don’t want to have rage towards my guests LOLZ.
No matter what, there will be AT LEAST one thing that doesn’t go according to plan on wedding day. It just happens. As long as you can just roll it, you’re good.
And just because it doesn’t go according to plan, doesn’t necessarily mean it went “wrong.” It may just make for a funny memory afterwards.
Something always happens. Someone is sick, traffic, the cake starts to melt, your dog thinks the dance floor is a great place to potty 5 minutes before the wedding party enters, it’s inevitable. That’s what makes it so memorable. Check lists and deep breaths are what got me through.
This post cracked me up.
My husband and I spent only 2 months planning our wedding, and it went well. With Lol moments, of course, like the drunken gay neighbor hitting on my grandfather. But if the focus is on the people and not the superficial details, I think the event will be successful.
Besides, what’s wrong with getting married in only your runderwear?
I know! I wish more people shared your opinion
this is fantastic. i have told my mom countless times when i get married i’m going to wear a pair or semi pretty vans under my dress. if i wear heels i’ll be taller than t-rex and will fall on my face.
the more i think about my someday-wedding, the more i want a courthouse or destination wedding. so much easier!
I don’t want to wear heels because I will tower over Tim as well. I saw a nice pair of flats I liked so ill probably go with them. I suppose I should choose a dress first LOL.
Bahaha Tim has seen me before coffee and I can guarantee it’s not too lovely.
These are awesome. I especially love #6 and #7. Don’t forget to come up with a wedding hashtag!
I’ll be in charge of making sure there is enough coffee. As for going down the aisle in runderwear, I know Oiselle would totally make you a lacey frilly pair… that would be amazing. Just saying!
I can be a live tweeter!
“Will anyone remember your flowers or center pieces…eh probably not.” That right there sums it up. I’ve been to a number of weddings, and most of them are a big blur in my memory. The things I do remember are the unique touches, like the bride who wore white Converse and the flower girl who was supposed to scatter a huge basket of rose petals but got nervous and just carried the basket. Or the time I was maid of honor and the best man told me he better make his speech last because nobody could follow him since he was so great at speeches — little did he know that he had just a) given me a challenge and b) I used to win money for speech contests. Yeah, I had people both crying and laughing, and he kind of whimpered through his little speech.
Anyway, keep having fun with it. You’d rather have people remember the LOLZ than anything else. Also, make sure you eat, and that you don’t have much alcohol so that you actually remember it. (Advice from my friends — I’ve never actually made it down the aisle…)
I know eating will be at the top of my priorities. HA! I don’t remember any wedding center pieces. I remember unique touches from decor but that is about it.
I do remember the Lego centerpiece, actually. Haha
I bet your wedding wil be a blast! You seem so laid back about everything, I know that I will not be that way. well Maybe someday 😉
I rap Ludacris when I’m drunk and only What’s Your Fantasy… So, let’s hope nobody ever has to witness that.
If you do any of those wedding antics I demand an invite….or a home video.
My car, which had served faithfully for over 409,000km (that’s 254,140 miles), decided to die on the way to the wedding. It died in the middle of a large intersection. The best man and I had to get out and push the car, in our tuxedos, into the parking lot of a 7-11 and leave it there. Luckily the other groomsmen were following behind in another car, and we all piled in. I think we packed 7 people in that car, with some lying across each other’s laps in the back.
There’s no doubt that despite the most careful planning, some things will not go exactly as planned at your wedding. Best advice I can give is to roll with it, and not get stressed out over it. The day will fly by, and as some others have said in their comments, you want people to remember the LOLZ.
Oh. My. God.
You win Paul, you win. I’m glad everything ended up okay though.
But wait! There’s more!
1. My best man forgot his dress shoes in his home town 1 hour away. We ended up going to a thrift store and buying a nice pair for $5.
2. The limo bringing my bride to the church got lost, with her in it, on the 10 minute drive between her parents’ house and the church.
3. Previously mentioned limo driver also failed to pick us up from the reception and drive us to our hotel. We literally were the LAST ONES to leave our own reception! Everyone was gone, and we sat on a bench outside the restaurant, waiting… and waiting…
All funny stories now, but not so funny at the time. Still, I kept calm and just dealt with it. I kept thinking: “In 24 hours, it’ll all be over, and I’ll be on a warm beach in Aruba with my bride.” And this year will be our 18th anniversary!
I cared so little about my centerpieces. They were cute little red flowers in square containers that the venue provided because I didn’t even plan on having centerpieces. Haha. They played the wrong version of the processional song and my husband forgot the wedding rings, but it was all okay in the end. 🙂
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