I started getting really stressed out about our wedding a few weeks beforehand. Most of my worries were related to the unknown. With no wedding planner, it was all on my own plate. And I have to admit I kinda started half-assing it toward the end. School, work, wedding, toddler—it was a lot going on and I felt like I would never get everything done. My biggest worries were my makeup and decorating.
My sister had promised her friend would do my makeup. I had never met this friend before, and I trusted her skills because I had seen them in action, but I didn’t know what to expect. And it turned out I had a right to be concerned, because I found out just two weeks before my wedding that she would be unable to do my makeup due to her work schedule. I freaked out. I am NOT awesome at doing makeup. I don’t even own much makeup because I don’t wear it very often. So I complained to anyone who would listen and started Googling around to see if I could possibly find someone to do my makeup at the last minute. I also called my sister to freak out.
She called me back a little later and said she had made an appointment at Sephora. We were going to go get me a makeover, get the makeup artist to teach my sister what to do, and buy some makeup so my sister could do it all for me. Phew! It was so nice to have a plan. I was finally able to chill out about the makeup.
This is what my makeup looked like after my trial. (Well, after I licked off my lipstick. And my eyebrows needed some TLC. But the rest of it looks OK.) I took this picture for my sister’s sake so she could remember what it looked like since we still had a few days left until the wedding. The makeup artist gave us tons of tips and had my sister do half my face for practice. I liked the look and spent a small fortune on makeup. Hopefully the artist got some kind of commission.
My other freak-out, about the decorating, was due to me not being sure when we would have access to our reception hall. I knew it was one day only, but I really needed to get in there as early as possible (6 AM) to get everything set up and still have time to get dressed, get my hair done, take pictures, etc. But I wasn’t sure we would be able to get in there that early. Our contract said that we would get in at 9 AM, but that we could request an earlier entry. I knew we would need an earlier entry because we had to decorate everything that morning and I had my hair appointment at 10:30 AM, and then we had the first look and bridal-party pictures prior to the wedding. One hour was NOT enough time to decorate.
So, I had Mr. Cannon calling the park office trying to get a verification of our early arrival. He played phone tag for a long time, and we finally got confirmation that we would be let into the hall early just a few days beforehand. Phew! Disaster diverted and wedding on! I managed to chill out and stop driving everyone crazy with my worrying.
Did you have any last-minute concerns before your wedding that had you freaking out?