Getting married down the street can be stressful, but getting married in a destination location can be totally overwhelming. But this bride reminds us to not get too caught up in the details! She even had to deal with the forgetting of their wedding rings! But what is the best advice? Laugh it off, of course, because there isn't much else that can be done.
Once you realize everything will still be okay and you are still reaching the same wonderful ending (marrying that special someone) you can relax and enjoy EVERY minute, even the not so perfect ones!
We all know how stressful weddings can be. Tell us a little about the things that stressed you out while you were planning your wedding.
A destination wedding is difficult because you don't have the local knowledge. You have to just trust the choice you make. I am somewhat of a perfectionist and I over think details. Without having my maid of honor or mother in my state I made many choices on my own. I felt at times that there are too many choices and felt a bit overwhelmed.
What did not go according to plan on your wedding day?
The best man forgot the rings so the officiant instructed the bridesmaid and groomsman to remove their rings and pass them to the best man. We were wed without our rings. When those rings came out I couldn't stop laughing. The groom stated, “Just go with it.”
I asked my girlfriends to take a sign and put it in a frame from my future step-mother-in-law. The frames made it to our gift table with the original pictures from my step-mother-in-law with pictures of us and one of Chris' (groom) brother's graduation picture. The sign I wanted ended up there as well and the wedding planner had it in a sign from the hotel. We didn't realize until after brunch that the picture was there. No one understood why the picture was there or if Chris' brother had passed.
Chris got on the mic and quickly cleared the air and made a joke. We all laughed and then we took pictures of Josh with his photo.
How did you deal with the things that went wrong?
Laugh it off. Life is too short and it is ONE day. Remember it is all about living with the man. Looking out into the crowd and seeing my favorite people was an unbelievable feeling. We were so grateful to have them all together.
What advice would you like to give to future brides?
Try not to get overwhelmed so that you can't truly enjoy your day.It goes by so fast. You are marrying the man of your dreams in front of your favorite friends and family. Something probably will go wrong but end the end no one will care. People won't notice or know.
Photography: Bianca Blackshaw // Venue: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa // Hair + Makeup: Bonita springs Hyatt Spa (The bride's close friend Dana Diaz) // Event Coordinator: Mike Dolche // Florist: Melissa Jacobs // Caterer: The Hyatt in Bonita Spring // Music: Vanderbilt Strings