Wedding Manicure Fail
I need to start off this post by giving an enormous thank you to Bridesmaid Source4 because she is truly amazing, and seriously the source of my sanity during the awful week before our wedding. I was sooooooo fortunate to have her there because she ROCKED a ton of DIY projects for me. More importantly than that, she was just there for me. Making me laugh, giving moral support, and being an overall amazing friend. We’re on opposite coasts, so we don’t see each other as much as we’d like. Being with her the entire week before our wedding is something I’ll always cherish about June of 2016. It sort of felt like we were roommates again!
Personal Photo. | Us being super weird senior year of college…and eating cake. As usual.
She hitched a ride with me coming back from Bridesmaid Fresnel’s bachelorette party in Atlantic City, six days before I was due to walk down the aisle. We didn’t waste any time and got straight to crafting! Source4 even took some artsy pictures to show off her skillz. 😉 Without Source4’s help there is no way any of this would have gotten done. I appreciate every single moment she helped me!
Honestly, most the of week feels like a pessimistic blur. There were approximately 464 trips to Walmart because I seem to have lost my ability to remember anything. A flurry of glue guns and paint spills. A million people asking “How excited are you?!” and me feeling guilty because the answer was “NOT EVEN A LITTLE BIT.” Seven thousand thirty-three phone calls coordinating vendors and family members. Balancing the line between wanting to stress eat EVERYTHING but remembering my dress doesn’t fit so not eating anything instead. Ugh.
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My spirits started to lift very slowly as my other out-of-town bridesmaids arrived, and what better way to spend time together than getting some mani/pedis! Sounds like so much fun, right?! Except I chose the worst nail salon of all time. It’s hard to tell from this picture, but my nails looked HORRIBLE. I originally wanted to do a lace design, but they said they couldn’t do that without a stencil. I had a suspicion that may be the case, so I had a backup in case. Inspiration pic on the left…actual on the right.
Left via: Yelp / Right Personal Photo
Not only were they the wrong shape and style, they were also completely crooked and uneven across the tops. The nail technician insisted this is what all french manicures look like and refused to redo them. Great, “get nails fixed”—add one more thing to the checklist for the day before my wedding. That about wraps up the week before. Next, our incredibly disorganized rehearsal dinner. Woof.
Dreamcatcher Tip #2: Don’t be afraid to ask for help! Most of the time you’ll be surprised with how many people genuinely want to help in any way they can. BUT it’s a fine line between asking a favor and taking advantage of someone’s kindness. Know your audience. Source4 is crafty outside of wedding things, and she told me numerous times how she wanted to be involved in the wedding. Don’t ask anyone to do anything they won’t take pleasure in. Also, surround yourself with your favorite people as much as you can the week before. Even though I was pretty miserable, I couldn’t help but crack a smile with so many wonderful people backing me up.