Wednesday, July 7

Wedding Day Nightmares

It’s less than three months before the Big Day is here! I’m feeling very relaxed and well-prepared, but also a bit anxious for it to finally happen. Even though I’m not the type of girl who had “dreamt about this day her whole life”, I HAVE been dreaming about it for the past year and a half, and that’s long enough for me! As a matter of fact, I’ve had so many dreams about the wedding already that I’m sure I’ve experienced every wedding-day nightmare imaginable. Scenarios like the photographer not showing up, or the DJ totally botching the reception music… my dress being ruined with stains, or forgetting to sign up for a marriage license in advance. These dreams come from out of nowhere! When I’m awake I know I’m way ahead of schedule and on top of things, so I don’t know what inspires these anxiety attacks in the middle of the night. And it’s not just me… my fiance will have a wedding nightmare occasionally too! His last dream left him in a panic after finding out the videographer never showed up. When Joe finally took notice during the reception that the videographer was missing, I was very nonchalant about the ordeal and just said “Oh, he never came”. (Haha, as if!) It’s definitely comforting to be able to laugh it all off together in the morning after realizing it was all just a dream. In retrospect, I wish I’d been keeping a journal of all the crazy, horrific circumstances I’ve dreamt up!

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(Photo by BridalBuds.com)
Last month I polled 15 brides on what their absolute worst wedding day nightmare would be. It really came as no surprise that nearly three-fourths of all respondents said the photographer’s memory card being erased would be the worst scenario, proving that brides definitely value those photo memories! Another 20% of brides would dread having a huge obvious stain on the front of their gown. (How embarrassing!) However, just 6% said their worst nightmare is for the wedding bands to get lost right before the ceremony began. (Those are pretty important, after all!) But not a single bride claimed that the wedding cake being totally ruined would be the worst thing to happen. What’s a wedding reception without dessert?! And who’s ever seen a wedding without any floral décor or bouquets whatsoever? Interestingly, problems with the floral order doesn’t top the list of bride’s biggest fears. Not one respondent said their worst nightmare would be if the flowers never showed up. Guess they have more important things to worry about!

2 comments:

  1. I think I had 2 wedding day nightmares before our big day...but they came like 6 or 7 or more months before our wedding...nothing just before.

    In one dream I remember that it was the day after the wedding and I couldn't remember anything about the day. I asked the guests about what it was like and they said the food wasn't that good and the stationery items (table numbers, escort cards, etc) were all ripped and stained. There were other little things that went wrong, too but I don't remember them all. I just thought it was so funny.

    I did get an actual stain on the back of my corset dress on wedding day but I blogged about how I didn't care and we were actually able to get it out...though a few guests did mention how dirty my dress looked at the cocktail hour...glad I had a second dress to change into for the reception! That big ball gown got filthy traipsing around the large grounds outside and the zoo path.

    I think the dreams are a good way to get your fears out beforehand. And nothing is worth stressing over (other than not having the marriage license - that's the only thing you actually need come wedding day!). Everything can be fixed or revised last minute.

    A friend had several things go wrong with her hot outdoor July wedding 3 years ago:
    1) The florist showed up with all DEAD flowers! They wilted in the heat. They sent a cousin to Costco and quickly threw together a bunch of red rose bouquets and other floral arrangements...no one knew any different.
    2) The photographer got sick and couldn't come. They did send a replacement but the bride was pretty upset as she was really excited about this photog.
    3) They went to the salon for hair-do's only to find out the stylist they booked had quit (or been fired) and no one from the salon bothered to call them! They didn't have anyone else so they quickly located and headed over to a beauty school and had students style some simple up-do's for them.

    Even with all that went wrong...none of the guests knew and the wedding was so much fun and beautiful. So don't stress about these things :)

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  2. I think I had 2 wedding day nightmares before our big day...but they came like 6 or 7 or more months before our wedding...nothing just before.

    In one dream I remember that it was the day after the wedding and I couldn't remember anything about the day. I asked the guests about what it was like and they said the food wasn't that good and the stationery items (table numbers, escort cards, etc) were all ripped and stained. There were other little things that went wrong, too but I don't remember them all. I just thought it was so funny.

    I did get an actual stain on the back of my corset dress on wedding day but I blogged about how I didn't care and we were actually able to get it out...though a few guests did mention how dirty my dress looked at the cocktail hour...glad I had a second dress to change into for the reception! That big ball gown got filthy traipsing around the large grounds outside and the zoo path.

    I think the dreams are a good way to get your fears out beforehand. And nothing is worth stressing over (other than not having the marriage license - that's the only thing you actually need come wedding day!). Everything can be fixed or revised last minute.

    A friend had several things go wrong with her hot outdoor July wedding 3 years ago:
    1) The florist showed up with all DEAD flowers! They wilted in the heat. They sent a cousin to Costco and quickly threw together a bunch of red rose bouquets and other floral arrangements...no one knew any different.
    2) The photographer got sick and couldn't come. They did send a replacement but the bride was pretty upset as she was really excited about this photog.
    3) They went to the salon for hair-do's only to find out the stylist they booked had quit (or been fired) and no one from the salon bothered to call them! They didn't have anyone else so they quickly located and headed over to a beauty school and had students style some simple up-do's for them.

    Even with all that went wrong...none of the guests knew and the wedding was so much fun and beautiful. So don't stress about these things :)

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