Happily_MrsM: Recap Part One Preparation
I took off work to get things done because time was starting to fly by. My FI/DH was working and the little one was at school...so I had the house to myself. I finished up wtih my programs and drove all over town looking for a wick for our candle lighter. I also had my LAST class this night...and I needed to get a few things squared away for this.
So...after class. I went home...and started packing. I was also washing clothes for the three of us so that we would have what we needed to pack. I also TRIED to clean our home so that when we returned from 7 days in paradise...everything was not CHAOTIC.
Right before class, I went to the discount liqour store and picked up two more cases of wine. So in all, I had purchased 3 cases of wine (large bottles) about 20 2 liters of Coke and Sprite and 2 cases of water. My caterer was supplying punch. I took all of this home with plans to deliver the next day.
I got up super early SUPER excited to take my son to school. My father and his family drove from Los Angeles to memphis to celebrate with us. I was super excited to awake to learn they had just crossed into the city. I did not plan to meet my BFF until after nine...so I treked over to Mississippi to see my dad, step mom, siblings and nephew. I sat in IHOP with them for about 40 minutes or so just talking.
Well, my mom called and asked could I pick up her dress for her because she had no gas. Well neither did I and I was BROKE...my payday was not until the monday before. All had left was money for vendors and I was actually 200 bucks short! So...My mom was upset but got over it.
I drove home to meet with my BFF and that's when the fireworks started. My dear HUSBAND and I had a slight argument/disagreement over money. It ended with me in tears and him storming out of the house. So after I cried a little more, my BFF came tro get me. We went to pick up my dress...and to get our mani pedis done...After a lil champagne...a little pampering and a little girl time...I felt much better. Well by this time...it was noon. We still needed to run to my BFF's house on the OTHER side of town and pick up a table for the reception hall AND get to the reception venue to meet with a couple of vendors. WHERE did the time go? So we ran out her way (IN TRAFFIC), picked up the table, picked up lunch and still beat the vendor to the venue which is fgine because the room had to be set up. So my BFF and I...set up the tables and 150 chairs. It would have made a lot more sense if we had stopped by my house and picked up everything I had that needed to go to the reception ...no time...and no such luck. So we stayed until 3:30 at the venue which is 5 minutes away from the church and rehearsal...and rushed BACK on the other side of town to get my son from school and get his hair cut. I called my FI/DH at the last minute to get the 200 I needed for hair and make up. So.... we got my son and got to my house at 4:30 or so and I packed her truck and my car with everything (which I had thankfully loaded at the door).
I quickly created reserved signs for the reception and add ribbon to the church signs and hop in the shower as the FI/DH comes home. He STILL has an attitude. SO I get out of his way...dress...and tell him I will see him at the church. I was trying to make it to my vneue before sundown to put the wine, sodas and water in the fridge so that theu would be cold the next day. I also have to unload my favors, cake boxes, carving set, toasting glasses...etc at thevenue.
So I unload allll of this and hurry to the church.
So...half of my people are there. My DOC was my FI/DH's aunt. Well to add to the "drama" of the day...the DOC/Aunt's daughter (C) and my FI/DH have been very tight since childhood. She is used to being the center of attention. Well let's just say...three years of her talking down to me and coming at me sideways came to a halt the day after my bach party. I had enough and gave her a GOOD cussing out (Lord forgive me). SOOOO as a result...there was a LOT of tension. Obviously her mom had mixed emotuions....my fam was upset because she(C) was RUDE to my family (which led to me cussing her out...) and the whole thing was just a mess. So to add to the tension that was already in the air... My handsome Groom to be...showed up with an attitude. It was VERY clear from his attitude that he did NOT want to be there. Well 2 hours later...the rehearsal was over...and we were having our dinner. While everything was very nice..(his mom did an awesome job) I was very very sad. I felt like the next day...our wedding day was going to be a MESS because of all of the tension. His "favorite" cousin (C) told him there was no WAY she was coming to the wedding... Which I know is because she KNOWS that I had a lot more coming for her if she stepped for in OUR wedding trying to cause drama...which was what she had done the entire time.
So anyway...after rehearsal...he went out with the guys...and I packed and went home with my BFF. My son stayed with his favorite aunt. :-) I cried and was sad...and as usual...My BFF came thru! As we seperated silk rose petals for the next day....we sipped Riesling and watched Kim's wedding special. Right before we turned in for the night...she gifted me a beautiful and special gift. I cried like a baby.
I ended up texting and calling FI/DH who promised tomorrow would be a better day....
Part II coming up...