The Week Before:
I was at work until the Tuesday and really couldn’t concentrate on working at all I was just focussing on that by the weekend I would be getting married, it felt so weird! We were given some money and cards and some presents from colleagues on the last day of work and we all went out for a lovely pub lunch in the sun and drank Pimms, was so nice and relaxing but still couldn’t believe on the Tuesday night when I left work at 5.30 that this was it and I had 2 and a half weeks off! Work doesn’t usually let me take over a week off at work so was very excited that I had so much time for a change.
I was constantly checking the weather all week, they were predicting rain! I was gutted and made a mental note to pop out and buy some big while umbrellas in the week.
The 3 days before the wedding were spent running around picking up suits, dropping stuff to the venue and having nails/eyelashes etc done, I was completely wrong thinking Id have time to sit and relax but it was enjoyable. I had a slight stressful moment when we found out the road going past our venue was closed at one end on our wedding day but decided not to get angry about it and printed some directions for guests to get there from the church and we stuck them inside our order of services – we weren’t going to let road closures ruin our day for a second time!! I’m sure we were jinxed!
By the Thursday the weather forecast had completely changed and they were predicting 30 degrees for our wedding day, absolutely boiling but would rather have this than rain.
The church rehearsal was the night before the wedding which I was really nervous about. Both our immediate families came with us for it as most of them had roles in our wedding party and was lovely for them all to see each other before the big day. They get on very very well so we had lots of laughs and jokes as we were rehearsing. Then it was time to say goodbye to OH, whenever Id imagined this moment in my head before I would completely well up so was dreading it but when it came to it I was just so happy we were getting married the next day. We snuck off to the church car park and had a quick kiss and cuddle before going our separate ways. OH, best man and my brother who was an usher were going back to our flat and I was staying at my mum and dads with my sister but first we needed to drop our cars to the hotel we were staying at on the wedding night so they were there for us the day after the wedding. This was where I panicked!! The hotel was right next to our reception venue (where the road closures were!) they were all following me but got lost and then separated so after an hour (it should have been 10 mins) I finally managed to get through to them on the phone, meet them and then get to the hotel. By the time we got home I had de-stressed, we had a takeaway and I started yawning so slipped off to bed at 11, not expecting to sleep at all as I am the world’s worst sleeper and if I’m nervous or upset I NEVER sleep! Next thing I knew it was 7am and my wedding day!