Don't Be a Drunk Bride
Friday, April 7, 2017
My mom told me no less than 100 times before my wedding, "no one likes a drunk bride."
To which I often said, "I disagree. I love drunk brides." And then she'd roll her eyes and I'd roll mine and blah blah blah.
I was never worried about drinking too much at my wedding because in a way it felt like a show to me, like a comedy show or a standup set. And while I like to have a drink to relax (two max) before doing comedy, I never over-do it because I'm usually too nervous, and I know I have to be in control.
Thus was the case with my wedding. And there's also the fact I wanted to remember every second of it, I've heard horror stories of brides who accidentally drank too much and forgot their entire reception... After two years of planning one single day, no thanks, I'd never forgive myself.
Although some of the photos toward the end of the reception would prove otherwise, I was perfectly happy sipping champagne (and the occasional Fireball shot) for the majority of our wedding. But yes, due to the elements (the entire thing outside) and also because my face doesn't hold makeup well (I think that means I get greasy) I am a hot-mess in several photos toward the end of the night.
My hair is crunchy and windblown, my extensions were looking cray, half of my makeup had slid off my face, and the beauty of it all is that I never recall looking in the mirror, and yet I walked around feeling like a GD queen the entire night. "Everyone look at how good I look!"
In hindsight, I can't help but wonder if there was a guest or two who saw me at one point and was like,
"yo, should we say something to her?"
and then they looked at me on the dance floor, whipping my hair back and forth, thinking/acting like I was Rihanna and then thought, "nope, let her be who she is."
Oh, the joys of being a totally unaware bride. I wouldn't change it for the world.
*but actually I would, because trust me when I say the photos at the end are not. good.
I'm taking this walk down memory lane today because I just had to delete our wedding website and it broke my heart a little.
Ugh, I still miss it. I miss being in Steamboat with all of our friends and family. I miss laying in bed every night and imagining how much fun it would be (it met every expectation.) However, I do not miss the wedding nightmares.
If you notice I'm suddenly writing posts like "10 Things I Learned From Our Wedding" know that it's just because I want an excuse to talk about our wedding because I'm an egotistical maniac who can't let it go. So I hope that's cool with you!
All that said, here's a few fun wedding shirts I just released that are very tongue and cheek and perfect for dare I say .... the after party, your bachelorette, his bachelor party, the entire honeymoon, anything you want. Ext and so forth. Found: here.