That is a beautiful picture of this past year's yacht show in Newport harbor. Ooo, a yacht show! Sounds fabulous right? Wrong. Not if you are getting married the same weekend of the yacht show.
When my date was booked in February this was something I never even thought about as being an issue. Well, there is a large community of girls that talk on a forum on the Brides.com website and we are all girls getting married on one of Electra Cruises' yachts. After my date was finally booked a bride asked if I knew when the yacht show was going to be. I instantly started googling the hell out of stuff and saw that the past two year's it's been the same weekend as my wedding is going to be.
I instantly started thinking of all of the bad things that could go wrong -- millions of people, trouble parking, the marina being packed with boats all checking out the yacht show. I just kept thinking of every possible negative thing I could think of.
I started calling around to the yacht companies asking about dates and some even laughed at me for wanting to know well over a year when a yacht show was going to be. They clearly hadn't thought that far ahead since they hadn't even finished the 2009 show first. I also then called my coordinator over at Electra. She of course told me I had nothing to worry about and they have never had any issues. Mama Mojito and Mr. Mojito assure me everything will be a-okay. I'm still annoyed.
Well last week I randomly decided to check the website again and the dates were posted... it's the week of my wedding. *tear* Freakin' sucks, I called my coordinator again and she kept reassuring me that everything will work out fine, there will be signs directing people and everything will work out fine. So I made sure to add to my wedding website to allow extra time to find parking, etc. because of the yacht show. I don't want to be waiting for people and once the yacht leaves the dock you are outta luck if you aren't on the yacht.
My mom says that we are in a resession so there can't possibly be that many people out there looking for these yachts that cost a fortune. But then again I say it's Orange County, and these people don't always know what a recession is. Brad says he thinks it will be cool with all of the different yachts around... I guess my biggest thing is just the crowds.
Ah well, I guess I've vented enough. Have you had an unexpected even happen during your wedding process that has kinda put a damper on things?