We started out just getting everything from the cars inside the church and then the directing started. Men began setting out tables for the reception, and ladies followed my orders. I don't know what I thought that day was going to look like but it topped off my expectations of time and stuff to do. I'm just glad we got in there in the morning. And what was even stranger was I barely felt like I lifted a finger, I'd go to do something and someone wanted me to give them something to do, and by the time I'd moved on so did someone else. I felt like a commander or something.
|We ate at McDonals for lunch, I know who does that the day before their wedding? Ha, I do...|
My wedding coordinator, a good friend and sweet lady, was there all day too and man am I grateful for her little mind thinking of things I never would have! So glad I had her the day before, and day of (ps: I know you want to save money and not have one of these, but seriously do it! Because you and your close family and friends want to enjoy this day! Hire a friend! or maybe get a friend to volunteer! Mine volunteered, but I also wanted to give her a little something for her hard work).
I wish we had more pictures from setting up but we were so busy running around like chickens with their heads cut off that hardly anyone thought about pictures. Except for the mommies:
|Both of these beautiful ladies have battled breast cancer, MIL on the left is done! Praise Jesus, my mommy on the right, is still pushing through!|
My sister gifted me the mickey and minnie, groom and bride caps, for Christmas so we wore them for our rehearsal. It was blast, and made a lot of people smile.THANKS GINA!
|My bouquet of course was bows and ribbons from the gifts we'd already received. I love that bouquet! And had so much fun making it too. It's in my office at work now so I can always cherish the memories|
|Better shot of the bouquet, even if it is a little grainy/blurry|
|Mickey/Minnie Caps: Disney World, Dress: BCBG, Shoes: Target|
It turned out to be the perfect choice. It was the prime mix of casual, good food, and great atmosphere. Everyone sat at different tables but that was great because we just walked around to everyone's table to talk and thank them for coming. Everyone loved the different flavors of pizza and the lemonade cake was a favorite too. Only regret? Not taking enough pictures that evening. What you see here is all I've got. But we had an awesome time! I loved catching up with our close friends.
After everything I went home and totally crashed. I'd been on my feet basically all day and my feet weren't happy with my choice of flats in the day and heels at night. I was utterly exhausted and super appreciative of a comfortable bed to plop onto.
Tomorrow: Morning of Our Wedding Day!!!