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Welcome! My name is Mrs.G and I started this blog so people could share in my mis-adventures in wedding planning. I married my southern gentleman on September 6th, 2009. Throughout our courtship I became enamored with everything southern and desperately want to become a steel magnolia.
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Saturday, September 12, 2009

The rehearsal

This was not a disaster but pretty close.

First, I would like to give a shout out to Hems & Hers for her amazing work on a tie strap shift dress that I wore for the rehearsal. Pics are below!!!!

Now for the day ....
During the day I planned a relaxing day getting a pedicure and getting my nails done. It would have been relaxing if people would have stopped calling me. So they day was already stressful. I get home and no one is there, Matthew decided that he wasn't going to come home that he was going to eat out for lunch and meet everyone at pinnacle. Which wouldn't be a problem but Dot had to go my mom's at some point and that was supposed to be that point. Anyway, I get home and I am starving so I make myself some Ramen and then get dressed. At this point my phone is yet again ringing off the hook. Now, if it were questions that really needed answers it would have been ok , instead it was questions like how long does it take to get to Pinnacle? what should I wear? what are you wearing? blah, blah,blah. So I turn my phone off. It wouldn't have been an issue if I hadn't sent out emails with all of this info the week before.

We pull up right at 3pm when everything is going to be starting, and my mom is standing in the front and she starts in on me having my phone off. I try to keep calm because I really didn't want to loose my cool in front of my Future in laws. My FFIL likes to have a plan, stay on schedule which is ok but when I can't get a hold of the planner at pinnacle and the pastor, what was I supposed to do? I have never done this before. Fed up I finally leave a message forLisa the planner and I say that we are going to get started and she will have to catch up. My FMIL says she used to do this when she worked at the church and gets the boys lined up by height. Then walks in the pastor and he is so apologetic for being late and we get started. It is time to get the girls lined up and they were actually in the perfect order with the guys. When deciding the line up,I had every a very diverse group of girls compared to his guys we really wanted to pair them on personality not on height. We make it through the ceremony, and then I get asked the same question 2 times by the same person... "do you want the bridal party lined up by height?" I answer no and tellFMIL why we lined them up that way. We walk to the back of the court yard to practice the processional and get asked by FMIL if I wanted the bridal party lined up by height and and I say no and again explain why. My MOH , my fairy matron of honor could see that I was starting to feel the pressure, so she tried to get me to laugh and shake it off.

We finish and my FSIL ask me the same question again and I just say no... no I don't. I know they are trying to make it perfect but there was a method to my madness and during all this wedding planning I came to find out that my new family does want you to be happy and they want the best for you if it what they say and how they do it. I am standing next to my MOH and we are just talking and my FMIL asks me if the mothers are going to be escorted down the aisle and my FFIl hears this and immediately turns around and it feels like they are right in my face and they say "It's tradition, in the south...." It took all of my might to not punch something and cry about it. I look around frantically for my soon to be husband and my MOH says "No, Katy and Matt discussed it and they are going to release the parents first." I smile and walk away. More words were said that I was glad I was kept oblivious too and we ended the rehearsal and went our separate ways to get ready for the dinner.

Ta da!!! My Custom made Dress from Hems & Hers , I paired it with a turquoise chunky necklace and my jazzy sandals. I got so many compliments it made me shine on a very stressful day. Ladies if you are interested in getting your own custom creation go to the link above!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness! You look ADORABLE! Congratulations, yet again!!!