Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My Best Friend's Wedding Weekend Is Here!

If you’ve been following along, you know that my best friend Alyson is getting married. (I blogged about her lemon-themed bridal shower here and her Las Vegas bachelorette party here.) Well, her wedding weekend has finally arrived! The big day is Saturday.

Two things that are still true: Our friendship and my love for tube tops.

It’s been such an exciting week gearing up for this event. I think I’m more nervous than she is. (As proof, a huge pimple just sprouted from my chin. But better me than the bride. I’ll take this zit for the team.) Maybe it’s because I just experienced all these emotions before my own wedding a few months ago. I can put myself in her shoes now that I know some of the things that are going through her head.

Also, she e-mails me the things that are going through her head. We’ve been e-mailing back-and-forth about wedding stuff for almost two years. Today, as I typed out a quick message to check in and see how she was doing, I got a little sentimental that this would be our last e-mail exchange about wedding plans. It was like another chapter in our friendship was closing and a great new one was about to begin.

So, what was the momentous topic of our last wedding related e-mail? The weather. Alyson is an organized bride, and has got everything done. But right now she’s a little freaked it will rain during her outdoor ceremony and pictures. All the weather reports are conflicting and they keep changing. I think that’s a good thing. If it were going to POUR, I think we’d have some pretty strong confirmation from Al Roker. But Alyson is not convinced. “Ugh! I hate mother nature. It’s the only thing I can’t control!!” she wrote this morning. I hate feeling like I’m not in control, but sadly, it’s something that is inevitable for every bride. There comes a time when you just have to let things play out on their own. My advice: Be prepared for anything. And while you wait for it, sit back with a glass of champagne and enjoy the ride.

But that's easy for me to say. I’d love to hear about your pre-wedding emotions. Brides, what are you stressing about before the big day? How do you deal?


  1. Just when you thought that was our last email exchange.... check your email! ;)

  2. My brother's wedding day featured record rainfall in the San Francisco area thanks to a typhoon. Regardless, we had a wonderful day and it was a beautiful event. Your friend has nothing to worry about.

  3. It poured on my parents wedding day. It's supposed to be good luck for the marriage. And the rain can be very beautiful! Congrats Alyson! Have a wonderful day!

  4. As a bride you make all the preparations, finalize all those last minute details that make the happiest day of your life perfect!! When you wake the morning of your wedding day ( after a very sleepless night) you run to your window to check for that beautiful sun shinning down on you, only to find clouds in the sky!! Weather....the one thing you can't control and something you don't really think about until the week before your wedding! Suddenly all the details you have planned are insignificant and the only detail that matters is.... Rain!! The morning of my wedding I waited for it to pour all day. Waited to walk out of my house to rain, walked to walk out of the church to rain, waited to have our pictures rained out! I found myself pleading with god... Begging for the rain to hold out and it did. That night leaving the reception I realized that it had rained... Not sure when, but at some point while we were dancing it had poured!
    Looking back I realize how instead of worrying about the weather I should have been enjoying the best moment of my life! The day I married my best friend! I wish I remember the details I had planned for a year as well as I remember the feelings I had about the weather on my wedding day! Alyson enjoy your day.. Remember what matters!

  5. Stock up on some cute, colorful umbrellas & adorable rainboots just in case! Keep the receipts for return if they're not used. Rainy day photos can be some of the most fun photos!!

    I remember thinking as long as I made it down the aisle to marry my best friend, nothing else mattered. Those exact thoughts made me such a happy, calm Bride as everyone around me kept saying. Enjoy the day!!!!