Flower Power

Today’s stellar post comes from Natalie, a fun chica and happy wife in San Diego. She is a proud mama to a pug puppy (cuteness!) and keeps herself busy with work in corporate communications and an MBA in marketing. She loves all things fashion-related and writes about glam and women’s issues at The Bobby Pin (where “Life is scattered, like bobby pins in your bathroom drawer.”)

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Hi, I’m Natalie from The Bobby Pin. When Vicki asked me about my wedding disasters, several came to mind. But truth be told, it turned out amazing. We planned our Newport Beach wedding from Utah, and I never met many vendors in person, including the cake decorator and the florist, and I met our photographer the day of. So it could have been crazy. But we never had any problems with vendors. I didn’t even have a coordinator, we just went with it. While I might not advise that, I would definitely adopt the attitude we had of “everything will work out, even if the cake doesn’t show up,” because it made the day a lot more stress free.

It is a wedding. But it is the start of a marriage, and so far the three best years of my life.

That said, it is one of the bigger events you plan in your life, and so you’d like it to be as disaster free as possible. We were not immune. The paramedics showed up when a guest went into shock. We had the typical family drama. But talking about those wouldn’t help anyone.

So, the true near-disaster was when that blue flower

Met this white dress

When we took this picture:

After that picture we realized that I had a blue streak across the front of my gown. Heart attack.

Luckily my best bud whipped out a Shout wipe. Pure amazingness. It removed the stain and  we ripped out the blue flower from husband’s bout to avoid it happening again. You know when they tell you to have a little bridal emergency kit ready? They aren’t kidding. Those mishaps that you just can’t expect might happen and you want to be able to take care of them so they don’t ruin your day.

Good luck as you plan your wedding, Victoria. Avoid pressing flowers with your wedding dress. Oh, and take your dress to the dry cleaners immediately after. My dress is still in the basement with sand on the bottom. Yes, three years later I have yet to take it to the dry cleaners. I’m too scared to look at it at this point.