the better the marriage..
My husband and I got married on the perfect day in July. The day went beautifully with a few minor glitches, but this was to be expected as no wedding is perfect. The trouble began that night. We left our reception at the Marshall House on a horse drawn carriage and headed to the Mansion on Forsyth for our wedding night. Romantic, right? Well, it was, until we realized something. Neither of us had wallets, keys, phones, nothing. No way of checking in to our room, no bags to change clothes from our heavy wedding attire, and no way to get in touch with anyone! (throughout the madness of the day, we forgot to get keys to the car at the hotel with our luggage, and my husband left his tux jacket at the reception with the keys, wallet, and phones). After the driver of the carriage let us borrow his phone and about thirty phone calls to people who didn't have their phones on, we finally got a hold of a groomsmen. After waiting in the lobby of the hotel, my sister arrived with our much needed belongings. We checked in, headed to the hotel room, and went to go in. This is when the room key decided to not work. So, my husband walked all the way back downstairs while I guarded our luggage. He came back up, pulled the key out his pocket, and we tried again. Still didnt work. So, back down he went. Turns out, if the key touches a cell phone, it deactivates. We figured this out after the 3rd trip! We got into our hotel room well after midnight and had to get up for our flight at 5 a.m.. The next morning, we were early to the airport for our flight to the Dominican Republic. As we checked in, the lady at the counter informed me that I would not be allowed on the plane! This is why: I had never booked a flight before. So, when we bought the tickets, I was unsure if I should book in my married name or my maiden name. I thought, technically, i will not be my maiden name anymore once I am married, so I booked in my married name. But, when i went to get my passport, i realized that it would obviously be in my maiden name. Immediately i called Delta Airlines and told them my situation and asked if i could change the name on my airline ticket. The man on the phone assured me that it would be fine as long as i brought my marriage license. Well, we did, but it apparently did not suffice at the savannah airport. Not only did we not get to go on our honeymoon, they would not refund us a dime because we booked through expedia (we had paid the entire week of our honeymoon in full already- it was an all inclusive resort we booked through expedia). So, we left the airport upset (well, i was crying hysterically and my husband was just in shock) and spent the rest of that afternoon arguing with expedia trying to get our money back, but to no avail.
They say the worse your wedding day is, the better the marriage! I guess it is true because that was almost a year ago and we are blissfully happy!!! We are planning another trip for next summer... but I know now that my passport MUST match my ticket! :)