Okay - so up to this week, I have been totally cool about the wedding planning. I hadn't really worried about it because everything was going so smoothly. But, this week was a completely different story. I'll start from the beginning so that you can see where I am coming from
We decided to order everything through a local bridal shop because she would give us a discount. She had a "wedding planner" who helped organize the orders and ultimately place the orders. So, we ordered my dress, the bridesmaid dresses, the flower girl dress, and the invitations all on the same day. We also picked out the cake and was told that the wedding planner would order that. This was in February. Fast forward to the first part of April...
My dress and the bridesmaid dresses were all in by April 7th. The flower girl dress hadn't gotten there, and neither had the invitations (I strongly suspect that she had ordered neither the dress nor the invitations at this point, but she swore they had).
By Easter, the invitations were in. The owner of the shop had written everything that I wanted on them down, and even called to check again with me before she supposedly placed the order. However, when we received them there was a typo... grrr. So, we had to reorder them at HER expense! She also informed us that her wedding planner had quit. Now, this lady had ALL of my cake info written down and luckily had left the paper at the store. However, she supposedly had already ordered the cake (we called her at this time to make sure that she had, and she assured us it was taken care of).
So, on Monday my mom called the cake lady to ask her if she needed a down payment, and she had no idea what my mom was talking about. THE PLANNER HAD NEVER CALLED HER, plus she was going to be on vacation in Florida on my wedding day!!!! So, here it is, a month before the wedding, and no cake. Of course, everyone we called was booked. I was completely panicking!! I finally called a wonderful cakery in a neighboring town, and although she couldn't do it, she recommended another baker. So, I called the recommended baker, and after I told her my story, she said that she could fit me in. She arranged a taste testing with my mom (I couldn't be there as I live 250 miles away), and my mom said it is the most amazing cake she has ever had!
I was SOO relieved!!!
Oh yeah, and the flower girl dress STILL hasn't arrived...
After that fiasco was over, I received my honeymoon itenerary. I looked at it and realized the booked dates were for June 10-17. I get married at 7pm on June 10, and the flight to Cancun leaves at 6:30 am on the 10th. The travel agent had gotten the dates wrong
. So, at this point I wanted to curl up in a ball and bawl my eyes out.
So, I called them and my travel agent was out sick. All her officemates could tell me was that the computer had the same dates. I sat in agony until the next day and finally she called. Apparently, she had mistyped the itinerary and after she double checked with Apple, the dates were actually June 12-19 (which is correct). Needless to say, if this continues - I will be a basketcase before the wedding gets here!!
Good grief! So to the soon-to-be brides on this board- this is what you will get to deal with soon
Oh and here's a picture of my cake, only my roses will be red: