Have you been watching any of the wedding related shows on TV lately? You know ones like Bridezilla? LOL I’ve only glanced at the shows as I’ve been searching for better forms of entertainment of perhaps even a show I could learn something from but the segments I have seen are kind of funny.
I can’t remember the exact details and probably wouldn’t get it right anyway since I didn’t see the whole show, but one particular segment I saw revolved around a bridal speech and the very odd things that the father of the bride and the Masters of Ceremonies, or maybe it was the best man, wanted to say during the reception dinner speeches about the new bride and groom. It had something to do with some very embarrassing things the couple did when they first got together. Naturally when the bride heard about this she went ballistic!
I don’t believe I was a bridezilla. I was a very tired bride. When Chris and I finally decided to get married we went and talked to our priest and he only had two decent dates left that year! My parents were older, and are now passed on, so I didn’t want to wait until the next year to get married just in case something happened to one of them. So we booked our wedding date for October 22nd in July of that same year. Like around this time in July.
That doesn’t leave much time to plan a wedding and reception for approximately 200 people! I pretty much did all the planning on my own and at the same time was working in a new nursing job that I’d started that June. Chris helped where he could of course, but it’s the women that generally plan all the little details that pull things together.
My closest bridezilla moment probably happened shortly after the wedding. We’d gone to have our photos taken in a lovely park and by the time we got to the reception hall all of our guests were already inside and snacking on the hor d oeuvres. They were supposed to have been in an upstairs hall waiting for our arrival and then we’d do the reception line and so on.
I was absolutely starving so I was looking forward to a few moments of privacy and the ability to eat a few of the delicious snacks without all eyes on me. So needless to say I was extremely disappointed to see everyone already in the hall when we arrived.
It turned out that the people who were supposed to taking care of the upstairs hall couldn’t make it because of an illness or death in the family. So that’s why my guests were in the wrong place.
Oh well, something always goes wrong at a wedding doesn’t it. What happened at yours?