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Read Part I here.
Read Part I here.
The truest advice any bride can receive is this: something will go wrong.
Yep. It's how it is. Anticipate it, deal with it, move on. Seriously. Don't be a bridezilla. It will never be perfect, so don't let your attitude worsen things.
The truth of that statement is why our pre-wedding prep pics are to a minimum. I had a 10 a.m. makeup appointment. At 10:30 I was informed my person called out sick. So, a stranger was left to cautiously do my makeup step by step to meet my approval, meaning it took twice as long as normal and we were already half an hour late.
I knew I would miss my hair appointment, but that ended up not mattering - a bridesmaid called to say the salon lost two of our appointments...leaving me and the bridesmaid with me appointment-less as we were the ones MIA. She ran around the mall finding yet another stranger to get us beautified for the big day. During all of this, I received the best compliment ever:
"you are like, eerily calm."
Yep. I shocked the hairstylist. I came in and the first words out of my mouth were "I have to pee!" Not quite what she was expecting to hear from a bride who had been screwed over all day. Because I knew. I knew things couldn't be perfect, but I knew I'd have a husband at the end of the day and we'd be in Jamaica the next day. Let's get this wedding out of the way!
My hair wasn't ideal...it was gross by reception time. I didn't feel as gorgeous as I would have liked. I didn't have my own fun hair and makeup pics to remember. Just a few pics snapped in the church before the ceremony. But my friends, as always, proved to be awesome, and I have an awesome husband! I'm good with that.
Previous Wedding Posts:
Part I (day before events)