The Wedding with Pictures
Monday, October 18, 2010
My sister's wedding was an adventure. Some of it good and some of it bad but I survived. I am not sure how weight I have gained this weekend. I need to weigh in but I don't want to do it. But here is how the wedding went:
When I arrived at 3:30 Friday afternoon, after being on the road since 1:30 that morning, my sister had not burned her wedding music, my brother did not have his outfit or shoes, my little sister did not have her shoes, my mom did not have drinks for the rehearsal dinner, and the one bride's maid who had to have her dress altered twice still didn't have her dress. At the rehearsal one of the bride's maids showed up really late and one did not show up at all. The guys joked around and did not want to walk out with the girls.
While we decorated for the reception, I made the mistake of asking my sister what her plans were. She said she was going to have cake and music. I told her she couldn't have a five o'clock wedding and not feed her guests. So I paid for the finger foods and made them on Saturday. During the rehearsal dinner, we learned my sister's friend had made her a hair appointment the next day at 2:30 in a town 45 minutes away. My sister left before we were finished decorating to go to her house with the other bride's maids and two of her friends so they could party all night. I was not invited.
On Saturday morning, I went with my mom to get my little brother and sister the things they needed. I made the food for the wedding, picked up my husband from the airport, picked up my sister's cake, and helped finish decorating the reception. My sister took her bride's maids and two friends to get their nails done before the wedding. I wasn't invited.
My sister did not show up to get dressed until 4:45 for a 5:00 wedding. They had stopped to eat after getting her hair done! When she finally got to the park, she had forgotten the radio for the wedding music. My mom's friend drove to the house and got the radio then they found that she had not requested that the electricity be turned on. I suggested they put the cd in a car stereo since the parking lot was right there. My sister told the girl running the music that we were to walk in to the first track and the wedding march was the second track. When the music started and we started in she said it was the wrong music so we walked in with no music. The wedding march did work. After the wedding, we picked up everything and headed to the reception where my sister kept everyone waiting while she found someone to snap pictures. The girl she had asked to do her pictures did not do anything so my aunt took a few before and after the wedding. I took some during the reception but we don't have any during the ceremony.
We finally ate and cut the cake. My sister wanted to have their first dance but she didn't have a song picked out. She spent nearly an hour going through the stack of cds and finally picked The Only Exception by Paramore. It was really nice and then the rest of danced for a half hour and then we broke it all down and left.
I was hurt and angry that I was not asked to get my nails done. Especially after all of the time and money I spent to help her out. I spent over $200 on food for her reception after paying to get up there and back. Not to mention the nice toaster oven I bought and had shipped for her wedding gift. I will be eating sandwiches for lunch for the rest of the month to offset the extra money I spent to make her wedding nice. I did get a hug and a thank you. That was something I guess. Sorry for venting. It was just a stressful weekend. I did get some big reactions on my weight loss. Everyone complimented me. Here are some pictures from the wedding. We did not have many.