(Cheekymar) Wedding Recap Part 2
My bouquet. Although very pretty, it was almost exactly like the Bridesmaids bouquets. The only difference was I had a few pink roses included (BM’s did not), also, I didn’t want large cir cus roses. I wanted tiny orange spray roses… ALSO, I told her I wanted it to be large (a two hander). Since its twice as much money as the Bridesmaids bouquets, it could be larger than theirs as well. It was not. Before I went to the Venue for the First Look, I altered it just a bit and placed more succulents (which I also asked for a lot of) into my bouquet from some of the BM’s. I DID think it was pretty, but not what I had asked for. It ended up growing on me towards the end of the day, but I was still kinda bummed that I wasn’t over the moon about it.
The Bartenders. Although the service they provided was great (nice, funny, etc.), I had said NO TIP JAR, so I gave them $100 tip myself. Well – At the end of the night, when we were headed back to our room, the Wedding planner had mentioned casually that “The tip jars at the bars were overflowing with cash”, I about blew up!! I am not a fan of tip jars at open-bar Weddings. I did not want my guests to feel obligated to fork over $$ for an extra shot of tequila in their margarita. I’ll be emailing them to get my Money back ($100). I would have tipped them even more than the $100 and also provided a great review; however, I think that it was super unprofessional of the m to go against what was requested of them.
The Groomsmen. They made the beginning of the day extremely stressful for everyone. They were told to be ready for pictures at 1:00. The photographer showed up to the house at 1:30 at the house where they were getting ready - #1) My DH wasn’t there yet #2) The boys were all in the pool taking down a handle of vodka (seriously!!??). The Best Man was the only one that was dressed at that point and had to tell the Photographer to leave since they boys were acting like kids!!! The Best Man ended up getting into a fight with another one of the Groomsmen... It was a big huge mess. Thank GOD my DH wasn’t there. He decided it was a better idea for him to have a little peace alone and ge t ready at home. He did stop by the boys house to take pictures, but quickly left when he saw the condition they were in. Good idea in the end!!!! They sobered up and were ready by 3pm to greet guests. Jerks.
The Photographers were late which lead to a tumble weed of issues. Although I know the pictures will turn out great, we got NO “formal pictures” at all… They were an hour & 1/2 late to the hotel for getting ready pics and BM pictures. So we needed to mock getting ready pictures AFTER the First Look in the Bridal room. And then only took a few (that I remember) of the BM’s after the ceremony. However, there will be plenty of the Groomsmen and the Groom, since they were out and about while guests were arriving... Not too happy about that…. We shall see when the pro’s are ready, but the fact that I will not have pro pics of me and my grandpa/grandma/si blings/etc., PISSES me off…. There was just no time. I’m hoping that the photobooth will have pictures of everyone, but who knows until I get the pro’s.