\\\\ VheartsM's RECAP and some NON-PRO photos ////
Sorry so long! Finally, I got to writing my recap. I was kind of procrastinating because if I wrote it, it kind of marks the official official end of wedding planning and being the bride and getting all the attention (lol). But then again, it marks the beginning of a beautiful new chapter in our life. So, finally, here's my recap and some non-pro's.
The week of the wedding, my lucky butt got sick. I came down with a cold, runny nose, cough, fatigue....boo! I sounded like a barking seal :( I also still had some DIY's to finish up. I had hoped to be done with everything by end of September, but that didn't happen....I had gotten "wedding planning burnout" and did what I do best....procrastinate! Luckily DH (hehe..DH!!!!) was here so we were able to knock out the final details in a few days. By Wednesday night we had all the wedding stuff together and ready for transport to the venue. Also that week, I had family flying in from the Philippines and Texas. So it was quite busy. But I wasn't nervous or anything. I just wanted to get the things done and the big day to be here already.
The day before was our church rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. Before all that, I had also went to go check into the bridal suite at the hotel. I called in advance for early check-in and they said that they would note it but could not guarantee it (they were fully booked for the weekend). I got there about an hour before normal check-in and they informed me that the room wasn't ready. I was like, ok that's fine, I'm early anyway. They had me leave my cell number with them so that they could call me as soon as the suite was ready. It comes time for normal check-in but no phone call. The line for check-in started to grow and still no call. So I finally get in line....room STILL was NOT ready. I was starting to get irritated, but I kept calm. It was almost time for the rehearsal dinner so I had asked the front desk to deliver our things to the suite as soon as the room was ready. They said ok, they even took the ticket number for the bell hop person. I headed out to dinner after double checking that they would bring our stuff to the suite and making sure they're careful because my dress is there. They finally call me when I'm AT dinner. But I was having a good time so I was like whatever. After dinner we still had time before the church rehearsal so DH and I headed to the hotel to get some stuff we needed for the church and to complete check-in. I checked in and we head to the suites. NONE of our stuff was there. I call down to the front desk looking for it and they said they didn't have it. Cue panick/pissy mode. WTF? My DRESS and everything is on that blasted bell hop cart! I'm texting my MOH/sister telling her the situation and she tries her hardest to calm me down. Minutes later, she calls me to tell me that they saw all of our stuff STILL outside on the bell hope cart thingy! I head downstairs and gave them an earfull! Luckily everything was still there and intact. And so, on to the church rehearsal we went.
In between all that....Our church rehearsal wasn't until 7pm so we decided it would work out better to do an early dinner. So off to Old Spaghetti Factory in downtown San Jose we went. It was alot of fun. Our bridal party was there along with some out of town relatives. The food was super good and it was fun talking with everyone. Everyone was in good spirits and getting excited.
The night of my sister and I were in the bridal suite preparing stuff for the next day. We laid out the gifts for the BM's and FG's. We also visited the guys for a bit and I said my good night to DH. My sis and I also practiced the Hawaiian dance we were going to perform at the reception. We also ordered a quesadilla from room service because we were so hungry! I hardly ate at the rehearsal dinner because I was busy talking with everyone and I just didn't feel that hungry. I finally fell asleep maybe around 2 but it was a light sleep. I wasn't feeling nervous though. I was just really tired and for me if I'm really tired I have a hard time sleeping. But I eventually did.