Friday, April 25th 2014 was one of the busiest days for me in a long time. It was wedding set up and rehearsal day!
The church were we held the reception had a large gym along with all the tables and chairs we needed. So first thing that morning I set off to BJ’s Wholesale club with my Maid of Honor, Ellen, to pick up the last minute things we needed.
Thankfully a lot of Roy’s family had arrived and offered to help us with the set up. Some of my family (including Paula/Lala and her crew) was able to come and help out as well. And thank God for them all! It was a huge load off my mind to have so many hands for helping, including the kids!
Since I was on a very tight budget for the wedding I kept things simple, yet nice. Disposable table cloths, paper plates, plastic utensils, plastic cups, and the centerpieces are my favorite.
The centerpieces were Pinterest inspired, various glass vases of different textures/heights with just a flower or two in each. My brother Phil and I (okay, mainly Phil) shopped at Good Will and other thrift shops and purchased the vases for $1 or less each. Then that afternoon my sister-in-law Tory and I went to Costco to buy the flowers. She was my angel that day with setting up the center pieces!
After we finished setting up I got to meet even more in-laws for lunch before heading to the chiropractor for a quick adjustment.
The rehearsal that night was a very interesting circus.
Note for future brides: do not expect your rehearsal to go smoothly. Someone will show up late (even by accident), no one will know where to stand, people will goof around, someone will cause drama, and things may go wrong. But it is okay, this is why you are going through rehearsal and not going at it blind. Maybe do like I did and lighten the mood a bit with some props from the nursery.
The part that was my favorite is when the pastor (my father-in-law, Dave) had the groomsmen gather around Roy to pray and the bridesmaids around me with my mother-in-law (Momma) to pray.
We had a lovely dinner at Denny’s afterwards and we all have a terrific time together.
All in all it was a good day where we accomplished a lot!
Oh, one last thing: