One Last ‘Mother of the Bride’ Blooper


I do believe I promised you one last ‘Mother of the Bride’ blooper‚Ķ ūüôā

But before I begin, please learn from my ‘close to disaster experience’. ¬†I booked my two younger daughters’ wedding hair appointments about 10 weeks before the wedding at my regular salon along, with mine. ¬†They did all our hair last year for daughter, Maggie’s wedding. ¬†They did a great job. I won’t mention the salon this year, as my experience wasn’t as happy.

What happened? ¬†Well, I called two weeks before the wedding to confirm all appointments, (bride, Kathleen, and Matron-of-Honor, Maggie, went to ‘The Strand’ in Glastonbury and had wonderful results). ¬†Guess what? ¬†Our three appointments had been moved from 10:00 AM, to 2:00 PM. ¬†The wedding was at 4:30. ¬†Not nearly enough time to have our hair done, dress, and get to the hotel for pre-wedding photos. ¬†Was this the first time I checked on the appointments? ¬†No. ¬†I also called 4 weeks prior to the event. ¬†At that time, our appointments were STILL at 10:00 AM. ¬†I just couldn’t understand how this could happen!!! ¬†I made my panic known, and was accommodated, kind of‚Ķ they double booked Julia and me. ¬†It all worked out, but I as not happy.

When we arrived at the salon, I do believe I discovered the reason our appointment was moved. ¬†There was another wedding party there. ¬†They had a party of 6-8, and I guess their big group trumped our smaller one. ¬†I was not happy and discussed the situation with one of the owners. ¬†She of course, denied it, stating they had booked “‚ĶA LONG time ago”. ¬†Not before I had, I’m sure‚Ķ All I know for certain, is my end of the situation‚Ķwhen I booked it, and the two confirmation calls I made. ¬†Let’s just say, I probably will be booking my next cut with “The Strand.” ¬†The take away for you, dear readers, keep checking-in with your vendors. ¬†And maybe tip better‚Ķcould THAT be the reason I was bumped? ¬†Am I not the best tipper?? ¬†ūüôā

I hate to say it, but I have hit my word count for today, but I PROMISE next time to tell you about my final “Mother of the Bride” blooper…



Wedding Vendors List




Ah‚Ķthe wedding vendors list‚Ķ So you’ve booked your ceremony site, the venue, ordered your dress, picked out your colors. What’s next? ¬†Choose your florist, then get your DJ, photographer, and photo-booth. ¬†But everything does not have to be done yesterday.

I had a quick conversation with some friends of one of my kids this summer. ¬†The couple got engaged in June, 2014, with a wedding date of August 2015. ¬†In one week, they had booked the venue, DJ, and photographer – all companies acquired from a wedding expo. ¬†None included personal references. ¬†Yes it is important to get vendors scheduled as soon as possible, but not at the expense of quality. ¬†I’m not knocking wedding expos. ¬†If one has the tenacity, and strength, much info can be gathered. ¬†All may be fine with this couple’s choices, but the unknown is still present. ¬†Nothing beats personal references.




Another cautionary tale regarding photos, especially from the photographer and photo booth. ¬†The images the photographer takes of you and your guests belong to him/her. ¬†If you don’t want them to be their property, that needs to be negotiated in your contract. ¬†At least try to acquire some sort of approval over what is published. ¬†Once again, read the fine print.




And when you get around to the florist‚Ķreview that contract carefully as well. ¬†Make sure the EXACT type of flowers you desire are notated. ¬†Double check that the correct number of corsages and boutonnieres are ordered, as well are the proper color. ¬†Ask that each flower grouping is tagged with the recipient’s name. ¬†We did not ask for this service with Maggie’s wedding, and not only was I not present when the flowers arrived and were dispensed, I had forgotten what was ordered for whom! ¬†It may seem like a little thing‚Ķbut it will make your wedding day flow more smoothly.

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