Happy Wednesday before Christmas!! Taking a little break from our wedding details and decided to instead talk about those things that I thought would be one way but ended up going a different way, “expectation vs. reality”. Let’s get to it!!
1. Enjoying our cake: I always, always read about couples saying how “we didn’t even try our cake” and I kept thinking OH I am definitely going to enjoy that cake, because I love cake and I don’t care what I am doing at that moment but I WILL EAT MY WEDDING CAKE. HAHA lets all laugh together now. Reality: I tried our cakes but didn’t actually sit down and enjoy it. Reason being, our DJ WAS AMAZING! If I remember correctly, right after the cake, he opened up the dance floor and he kicked off the night with “Taki Taki”, like how do you stop yourself from not wanting to dance to that song. So I instantly started dancing and I remember thinking, “I will sit down and enjoy my cake after this song” WRONG AGAIN, then he played another song and well you can imagine how the rest of the night went! The good thing is that our baker will actually give us an anniversary cake, so I will get to enjoy it then 🙂
2. Snapping/Social Media: So I don’t know about ya’ll but I loveeeee watching all the stories when it comes to weddings! As much as I talked about our wedding I thought that I would be on social media much more on the day of! Reality: As soon as I put on my dress, I instantly stopped thinking about my phone. It was seriously the last thing on my mind and I am honestly so happy that’s how it turned out to be. I was truly living in the moment and just enjoyed everything without necessarily thinking “OH I need to snap this” lol crazy the age we live in now.
3. Food: This goes hand in hand with the cake, thankfully we had our sweetheart table where we had our time alone and us soaking in the moment but Reality, I know I rushed eating because I wanted to continue saying hi to all of our guests, thanking them, taking photos. Even though I knew we had a longer reception and I would be able to do that eventually, it still felt like “no we have to go say hi right now!” and I was truly so excited to say greet and hug all of our loved ones there!
4. Stress: Throughout my whole planning phase I kept thinking, “don’t stress the little things” and I kept telling myself, if something goes wrong, IT WON’T BE WORTH THE STRESS. As much as I was mentally preparing myself for that, I thought that on the actual day I wouldn’t be able to live up to it and secretly stress. REALITY: I didn’t stress. Some details went wrong, or not as I expected, and I was totally calm about it, I didn’t stress it, moved on and basically did everything I mentally prepared myself for. So brides start mentally preparing yourself and start living it, the stress will happen but it’s just going to be about how you handle it. I will save the day of stresses for another post.
5. Photos: My photographer did an amazing job at capturing some perfect moments for us and I am so thankful! I had this expectation that on the day of, I would be panicking on whether or not she was going to capture certain things or that I would be like a helicopter bride and say did you take a photo of this or what about that, did you get that pose. Reality: I let her take full control. At the end of the day I knew I hired a professional and so I totally relaxed and let her do her job.
Thank ya’ll for reading all of my posts and truly being so supportive of the fulltime bride this year. I can’t wait to see where 2019 takes the blog and I am so excited for it. Hope you all enjoy time with friends and family this holiday and til next year!