So 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.
My wedding planning process was a breeze. All I had to do was quit asking for help, which i highly suggest for anyone who has the ability to decorate. When i asked for input from others, the planning process became frustrating and confusing. I had trouble expressing my ideas in a way others could understand. And, of course, I had difficulty picturing what my friends and family wanted. Trying to blend ideas left my mind muddled. I began to second guess every decision i had made, even on things that I had loved just days before.
So i cut everyone out.
I decided to have confidence in my own taste. Instead of asking “Should i pick this centerpiece?” I said “This is the centerpiece i chose.” Wedding planning was smooth sailing from there.
If you could go back and redo anything what would you change?
Ugh! My dress! Its the one thing I caved on. I let others convince me of what i wanted. I picked the dress, yes, but my mother wanted the huge poofy skirt under it (when i would have had it lay flat), and my friends said i had to have the longer train (which i would have cut off).
These don't seem like major issues, and they didn't change the look i was going for that much. But on my wedding day, those tiny decisions became a huge problem
What did not go according to plan on your big day?
I had an indoor/outdoor wedding, but almost all the activities were outside. Obviously we had major concerns about the weather. Luckily, the weather was perfect. Unluckily, it was perfect for insects too.
My beautiful long train turned into a bug net. Not only did it scoop up every bug in the grass, my intricate lace was too much for their nasty little feelers. They were stuck in there! Not just lady bugs and butterflies either, I'm talking daddy long legs, grasshoppers, and more!
So I got to spend a significant amount of time picking out bugs from my dress. Talk about not feeling sexy on your wedding day.
How did you deal with the things that went wrong?
I had promised myself i would not stress on my day, no matter what went wrong. So I ignored it. There was no way i would have fun dancing and partying with my new husband if i was constantly checking my dress. And while i may STILL have a mayfly or two resting in peace in my dress, I had the best night of my life.
What advice would you like to give to future brides?
You cannot plan for everything. Know in advance that something WILL go wrong. That way even if your one of the lucky few who scrape by without incident at their weddings, you will not be disappointed.
Wedding Date: May 13, 2012 | State/Province: OK | City: Catoosa | Season: Spring