The morning started great: had a relaxing massage, got my toes done, baked some of the cake with Wade, packed some more for the honeymoon. But then I went to meet the bridesmaids for the bridal luncheon.
I had put a lot of effort to have a light, delicious relaxing small meal in a limestone building's courtyard. I planned this luncheon for well over a year, the ambiance I wanted, how I was going to thank them, the types of foods served, and so on ... and here's where the day started to suck:
-The first of my bridesmaids to show up to my bridesmaid luncheon was 30 minutes late. She had to clean her house and it took her longer than she thought. The next showed up 10 minutes later. She had a meeting she couldn't get out of. And we'd left over an hour after that before the last two bridesmaids showed up. (They drove together, and the one was late from her on call shift as a pediatrician 4 hours away.) It was so upsetting I was in tears before they showed up. I later gave them their rocking gifts after the rehearsal.
-The jeweller thought he'd lost my engagement ring. He said to get it replated a week before the wedding. He said to show up a week before. He said it'd be done by Thursday. When I called today he said he didn't have it. It turns out it was in the wrong pile; he found it ten minutes later. He apologized and didn't charge for the service.
By the time of the rehearsal, things got better. The rehearsal went well, the after rehearsal drinks at my parent's was good, and the dinner was great. But the afternoon sucked; by far today was the worst part of the wedding process.
On a positive note, the cake is baked, today is done, and I'm getting married tomorrow. :)
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