With 325 guests at our wedding, we knew it would be hard to talk to everyone that was there. For us, it was important to be there at the start of the cocktail hour so we’d have extra time to visit with our guests. I’m so glad we did it this way rather than being fashionably late, because we actually got to spend time chatting with family and friends!
When we walked into the reception for the cocktail hour, we were greeted with this pretty table.
When they walked in the room, they saw our version of a guest book. We made a wishing tree and asked guests to write wishes for us on tags, and then hang them on the tree.
After the processional, mass began. We had a full Catholic mass on our wedding day. I know some people feel like a full mass is too long for their guests to sit, and I understand that. But to us, the ceremony was the most important part of the wedding, and we didn’t think an hour was too long to sit when we were vowing to spend the rest of our lives together.
I was SO nervous during our ceremony. I had butterflies all morning, but it really got out of control when I got to the front of the church. It had nothing to do with being nervous to get married, I knew with all of my heart that I wanted to marry the man standing next to me. … read more