Toadtally Us: The Morning Of…

The morning of the big day didn’t feel special at all. My brother didn’t go to school, so he slept in, my dad left for work as always (he worked half a day), and my mom and sister spent it getting things organized and cleaning the house. I showered, grabbed a cup of coffee (that I failed to close properly), put on a Mickey Mouse shirt with an off-the-shoulder neckline (that I picked because it wouldn’t ruin my hair when I took it off and it happened to be white), and left the house.

Well, this series of unfortunate steps started when I was getting in the car—I tripped and spilled a big amount of coffee (remember the unclosed lid?) on my white shirt—Screw it, it’s my wedding day!—so I brushed it off and decided I didn’t care, got in the car, and drove to the salon.

I arrived five minutes before my 9:00 AM appointment, and the salon was closed; luckily, the receptionist from the doctor’s office next door asked if I wanted to sit in her waiting room, and got particularly excited when she noticed the veil hanging from my purse. That is when it hit me: Holy cow, I am getting married today!

A few minutes after nine the salon opened, and they immediately started working on me. Everything went smoothly for about an hour, and then my phone started to ring.

The first call was from Mr. Toadstool. He had volunteered to go early to the venue to set up some decorations (best groom ever!). Well, the venue staff had no idea there was an event that day (!!) and nothing was done; no tables, no chairs, no ceremony setup. The venue was a virgin space. “But don’t worry, they are working on it now. I just need you to tell them the kind of chairs you want,” were my groom’s words as I hyperventilated with a hot curling iron next to my head.

The second call was from our venue manager, again, asking about which chairs I wanted for the reception and ceremony; she had not arrived to the venue yet.

The third just about sent me into panic mode. It was Mr. Toadstool asking about our contract. Apparently the manager claimed that beverages were not included in our package (!!!), meaning our guests would only have beer and whiskey to drink. Cue panic. He told me he’d take care of everything, and not to worry. Of course I worried, I panicked, I hyperventilated and had to get up off my chair and walk around the salon a bit to keep from crying out of frustration, while everyone stared at me, thinking maybe the groom ran away or something. Fan.tastic.

The rest of the calls were not as dramatic. The manager called to ask about the contract (man, was it hard to be polite at that point), the tent people called to ask about lighting, and finally Mr. Toadstool called to say everything was taken care of and he was on his way home to shower. And I finally breathed.

By noon my hair and makeup were ready. They asked if I intended to take my veil off after the ceremony, and since I said I’d keep it on the entire night, they proceeded to pin it to my skull hair like there was no tomorrow. After that I took my coffee mug and headed home rocking a veil, professional makeup, and a coffee-stained Mickey Mouse shirt. I was getting married, people!

Who did/would you spend the morning of your wedding with? Did anything go wrong?

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Mrs. Toadstool

Location:
Obregon, Mexico
Wedding Date:
December 2012
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    mslemur 616 posts, Busy bee @ 10:29 am

    I can’t believe the crazy morning you had! You & Mrs. Armadillo both… you’re making me nervous over here ;) I would be curious to know how much of this is cultural and how much is specific just to this situation!

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    roadtrip 803 posts, Busy bee @ 10:51 am

    Oh my! I’m not sure I would have been able to keep my cool if I found out the morning of the event the employees didn’t KNOW there was an event. Kudos for keeping it together!

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    sarahbeth_ 152 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:16 am

    that was entertaining to read. i never even thought about the amount of phone calls (from the vendors) that i might get the day of. being engaged, everything revolves around OUR wedding. to vendors its just another day on the job. lol.

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    bracelet 1419 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:33 am

    Omg, I would have died a thousand little deaths if it had been me. Way to go girl to keep it together like that!

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    cosmo_gmr 946 posts, Busy bee @ 11:52 am

    The morning of my wedding was hectic to say the least! I went to get a tan, just for a little glow, I wanted to get a massage but the place I had my reservation was closed! And never answered the phone so I was massage-less (they did re-imburse my money – I didn’t want to deal with them anymore). My groom called to remind me we didn’t have luggage for the mini-moon so he went and got them and then took them to my house – he closed his eyes not to see me XD

    Then I had a little lunch, took a shower, put on a white little dress and went to the salon with all my wedding attire… luckily no calls, no drama, no nothing. The only thing was that my photographer didn’t arrive until I was already out and on the limo with my dad. So I don’t have cute pictures getting ready… I learned to live with that… XD

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    Miss_Lionheart 44 posts, Newbee @ 2:09 pm

    Oh my Mrs Toadstool! I’m so sorry your morning turned out like that! I really hope the rest of the day went smoother.

    And I love your recaps title!

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    lealorali 4827 posts, Honey bee @ 2:49 pm

    Holy crap, that sounds so stressful! I’m gonna go Carrie style and leave my cell far far away from me. That’s what I’m paying my caterer/ DOC the big bucks for, to deal with that!
    I wish you took a pic of the coffee-stained t-shirt ;)

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 6:00 pm

    What a crazy morning, hoping everything got better from there!

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    thebestisyettocome 57 posts, Worker bee @ 6:47 pm

    oh wow!! good thing the hubby took care of everything!

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    MrsOnorato2b 103 posts, Blushing bee @ 6:56 pm

    Love your morning-of story. Although it was crazy, it was memorable and toadally you! Congrats, hope my morning is special (coffee spills and all!)

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    msmongoose 264 posts, Helper bee @ 6:24 pm

    Goodness what a crazy morning!! Glad it all worked out!!

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