My wedding was perfect. Things went wrong, as they inevitably will, but it was still perfect. By the time I was at the venue, there were already 20 hiccups but I didn’t give a damn. Leading up to the wedding, I would never have guessed I would have handled things the way I did but I handled them gracefully… I mean I think I did. I could have actually been a raging bitch. Who knows?
Anyway, my bridal party was late getting ready, I didn’t get all the photos I wanted, I left the one bag I needed to bring with me in the house, I never put a garter on, I got charged extra from my limo company for being late, a door opened during our photos before the wedding and people saw us ahead of time, it was POURING RAIN, my feet lasted just through the ceremony in my wedding shoes, and I found out that people suck… BUT, I was totally cool. I let it all go. It was finally my day and I was going to go with the flow and enjoy it for every single cent that it cost us.
And you know what? I did. All the blood, sweat and tears that went into planning this wedding was worth it. Admittedly there were more tears than blood and sweat… but still, I wouldn’t change a thing.
My hair and makeup were perfect, my flowers were gorgeous, my venue was classy, the food was amazing, the DJ was awesome, my dress was beautiful… and none of that compared to the fact that I married my best friend.
Ladies and gentlemen, things are going to go wrong at your wedding and you have three choices when it comes to handling those things. You can get upset, which won’t help and let it ruin the day you’ve been waiting for forever, you can make someone else deal with it because you’re the bride and that’s just how it goes, or you can let it go.
I opted for a combination of number 2 and 3. If it was something that could be handled, I let someone handle it. If it couldn’t, I let it go and kept the show moving.
In the end, it’s your day. Enjoy it. Enjoy the flaws. Enjoy your new spouse. And things may go wrong but who cares? You’re about to start a new life and if you must, you can cry about it over cocktails on your honeymoon!
Much love and good luck ladies and gents,