Legal Wedding - Done (and boy is that a story!)
3 Months, 1 week and 3 days til we leave for Punta Cana
3 Months & 2 weeks til the Wedding Day!
I have Just returned from my 2 week Vacay in NL and it was awesome but of course with my luck nothing comes without trouble..lol! I think I mentioned in a previous post that we were planning on doing our legal marriage in NL. Our flight was a Friday night and we had planned to get married at 5pm on Saturday and leave to drive up the coast on Sunday. Here's how my trip actually went...
Friday night we arrive at the airport right on time, check our bags, go through security, and find our gate...at this point I'm super excited! Not 1 min later our flight is cancelled!! Yup...CANCELLED!
AC had be cancelling flights all that week to St. John's because of runway
construction but was finished on Wednesday and everything had gotten through since but of course my flight...the last flight on Friday night..was cancelled due to FOG! ha!
At this point we in the AC customer service line up with a ton of other people trying to figure out what to do and the lady shouts out "I cannot reschedule you here you have to call the 1-800 number or use the courtesy phones". The number she gave everyone was out of service, I know right!?...but I was able to get through on the courtesy phone and reschedule for the earliest flight available Monday at 11pm...WTF?!
Ok! Time to pull the wedding card and bring on the water works! I was not leaving the airport until some got me another solution! I found a manager explained our situation though a great amount of sobbing and she went off to see what she could do.
She came back and said "I can get you on a flight to Moncton tonight and you can drive from there!" At first I thought she was kidding! Did she not know that NL is an Island? If I did take the flight and drive I would arrive approx 6hrs after my rescheduled flight. @kcole123 you know how ridiculous that is!
We accepted defeat and went home...UGH! I called my cousin who works at Air Canada Jazz for the best advice and she told me to go in for standby early in the morning & call them every hour to see if they have put an extra plane on to accommodate the flights cancelled that night. She also advised that we would might make it but our luggage may not. I had some special Steaks in my suit case for the BBQ we were going to have and I put them back in our freezer. I also took out the Bridesmaid dress I had for my friend to take carry on...I felt like I needed to have a dress in my hand to be totally convincing.
After spending my night calling Air Canada I woke my FI up at 3am to go back to the airport to check in for Standby. once we were checked in I went to the gate right away and started bawling and waving my Davids Bridal bag!
Even though I was first in the standby list I didn't get on that flight because they had over sold the plane! They then sent me down to the Customer Service where I had gone the night before and they were then able to rebook me on a flight to Montreal and then to NL!! Why they couldn't do that the night before I'll never know!
We arrived in St. John's without our luggage of course and we high tailed it to my parent house 2 hours drive away! We got there with 10 mins to spare! Long enough to brush our teeth..haha! We ended up getting married in 2 day old clothes, no shower, in the living room because it was too cold outside! So there are no pictures...but it's a great story...now that it all over I find it pretty funny!
We ended up have our luggage sent to Deer Lake and picked it up on our way up the coast the next day
Other that the little glitch trying to get home and the freezing fall like weather while I was there my trip was awesome!
Edited by Meandhim, 11 August 2015 - 09:43 AM.