Overall, I feel that I have been a relaxed and relatively stress-free bride.
If something is going to take longer than expected to be delivered — that’s okay, we have plenty of time.
If someone’s invitation gets returned to us — that’s okay, I’ll send out a new one.
I’m sure Alex will say otherwise since he sees me and deals with all my mini-freak outs, but overall — I’ve been very relaxed through the whole wedding planning process.
Well, last night was a different story! Remember how I just got my hair and make-up done this past Saturday for a test run? Well, while I was there I scheduled a normal hair cut for April 16th.
Last night I received a call from the hair salon.
“Hi Michelle, I see that you have a hair cut with Katelyn on April 16th. She will not be here, would you like to schedule the appointment with someone else?” says Sharon.
I replied, “Uhh.. no. I’ll just reschedule the appointment for another time. Will she be in later that day or not at all.”
After a moment of hesitation, Sharon says, “Katelyn decided to move to another career path, she’s actually no longer working at the salon.”
I can tell she’s already feeling uncomfortable.
“We were surprised as well, she’s not even in the same field of work. She now works for a mortgage broker in another city,” Sharon says.
“Honestly, I’m not worried about my haircut on April 16th. What I am worried about though, is that Katelyn was scheduled to do my wedding hair on May 7th. In fact, I just came in this past Saturday and she did my hair trial,” I snapped back.
Now things were really on rocky ground.
“I have six people coming to the salon on the 7th. I need to make sure we all still have appointments. On top of that, how do I know that my hair will turn out the same on my wedding day? Clearly I need another trial run,” I was on a roll now. “I cannot believe that I spent over $100 for my hair and make-up done. Not only was it a waste of money, it was also a waste of time!”
“All of our girls do up-dos all the time, we can definitely schedule another trial if you would like. I assure you that every stylist we have is more than capable to do your hair on your wedding day,” Sharon said.
“I’m not concerned on whether they can do up-dos or not. What am I concerned with, is if the style they do on my wedding day is what I want my hair to look like. How do I know it’s going to turn out the same way? I don’t! And to be honest, I really don’t think I should PAY for another trial!”
Now she saw my point.
“Absolutely. I understand. You certainly will not have to pay again,” replied Sharon.
The rest of the conversation focused on us planning new dates. We also bumped up all our hair and make-up for the day of the wedding to make sure we’re out of the salon at a decent hour.
CAN YOU IMAGINE THOUGH!!
I was literally at the salon days ago. Don’t you think she would have mentioned something to me. I mean, it couldn’t have been a one day thing. She was clearly looking for other jobs at least! Not a “hey, I might not be here in May.” NOTHING! Don’t you think that would be important information for a bride?
What’s the most stressful thing that happened while you were planning your wedding?
If you’re not married — how do you think you would handle things like this?