Well, continuing on from there, we got to the hotel, checked in, got ready, and headed out to the church for the rehearsal. Up until this point, I was cool as ever. I had told the groom's guys to be there 15 minutes earlier than we really needed them there to make sure they were on-time. We even hit traffic but had left with plenty of time so it wasn't an issue. Then, we walked into the church. CHAOS ENSUED. The wedding planner at the chapel was this sweet little old nun. She was great to talk to and made sure we had all of the paperwork done a month before. Then, the day of the rehearsal, it was like she forgot EVERYTHING. So, instead of this calm, cool, and collected bride I had been for months, I turned into bridezilla in 5 seconds flat. She asked over and over again what I wanted: Who is processing in first? Who is escorting mothers/grandmothers? Are the groomsmen walking the bridesmaids down or will they just be at the alter? (Just in case you were wondering, ALL of this was written on the papers that were IN HER HANDS that I had given her a month ahead of time.) Meanwhile, there were 12 members of our bridal party, their significant others, our readers and their significant others, our parents, my aunt and uncle, and a few random family members all sitting in the pews of the church watching me walk back and forth up and down the aisle a million times, making sure people were standing in the right place and everyone knew when to walk in and out. I think the straw that broke the camel's back was about 10 minutes in when she asked Mike if he would be walking down the aisle with his mom and dad. Yeah, she didn't remember that hour long conversation about the last year of our lives, apparently.
I promise this is the one wedding rant blog post you will see from me. Luckily, after the rehearsal, Mike's dad and sister had planned a lovely rehearsal dinner buffet at a nearby Irish Pub. I was introduced to the beauty of Chambord and pineapple juice, and I was a happy lady.
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