The week leading up to the wedding….. and the hidings in between…lol

Its been a while… Im back now thanks to N95 & PC… hooray! I wrote this blog (like actually wrote with pen n paper!!! like WTF? who does that nowadays right? well, ahhhh i do) so that when I got the chance I’d upload it…

Ok 1 week out from the wedding, and I’ve seriously had enough! Honestly…. does it have to be a grand affair? I mean if its our wedding why we trying to please others? spending thousands to make others happy and ourselves broke? lol

As you know from my previous posts Im the worst person to get married. Well this is how bad it is. 1 week left and….

-still havent found 2 guys to replace my 2 guys from NZ that couldn’t make it last minute

-havent fitted the girls dresses or even seen the bridesmaids dresses

-Having problems with the pastor (for the sake of getting cursed, I will leave it at that!)

-Cant find my shoes for the wedding that I remembered I packed…. I think…and also forgot to get Mr’s shoes for the wedding also from NZ…

All these things I have to get done in 3 days…. Mon 29th Dec – Wed 31st of Dec as the stores close on the 1st & 2nd of Jan & the wedding is on the 3rd. Yes for some reason, I like putting myself in these challenging positions

But I am happy to say, that I managed to sort all these out by the night before the wedding… dont ask how, cos it involves “fast n the furious” driving skills, con-artist motives, criminal acts, and illegal doings…. ok ok the last 2 I did mentally hehe honestly, if you see the prices of shoes here, it would make you wanna commit murder… seriously!

On the home front, my dad was the one with the murderous thoughts, how about I was trying my best not to get a hiding from my dad in the 2 weeks leading up to the wedding…. Yep dad was stressing over money.. You know how you try explain things to your dad, that it’ll be ok, and your dad hugs you and says “I know my daughter, because I have faith in you” you know that scene? well…. it never happened with me lol it was more like

“Dad dont worry, the money will be enough since everything is paid for already” and my loveable Daddy says “Kapugi lou guku e! aua le fiapoko, ke maga’o ouke alaku iiga sasa pala ai lou ulu? Eke vaai iai E le lava loa le kupe, ua’e vaai loa lo’u faasaga e fa’agaui ou vae e?” *shivers with fear*

Translation: “Shut your mouth ok?dont be a smartass, do you want me to come there and beat your head into a pulp? You’re gonna see, if this money isnt enough for the wedding then you’re gonna see me break your legs ok?”

Someone’s been watching too many mafia movies right? hehe hehe But yeah, everyone’s stress levels were on high! But I understood Dad though. You know how Samoan Parents think. Even thought everythings paid off, they still want money to hold just incase. But the amount was shocking though, it was 10,000tala… to hold just incase… up until the rehearsal night the tension between my family (well actually just between me and my dad) was soo much, that I had to call on past solutions, drastic measures taken when I knew I was gonna get a sassing…I came up with a plan…

You remember those days as a kid, where you knew you were gonna get a hiding? then miraculously your relatives show up for a visit, but you also know that it doesnt matter how long they stay over for, your dads still gonna beat your ass after they leave? and you cant ask for permission to go with them to their house when they leave cos of course you’ll get a 2nd hiding for trying to escape. So instead you tell your cuszzies to sleep over… for your protection…. Well, I did it again!! hahahahaha ENTER my BRIDESMAIDS… yep thats how bad it was, once the girls came over (my nieces & cousins) things chilled out, my ultimate goal was to “not get a hiding before the wedding” so yeah it worked.

The lead up to the wedding took all the excitement of being a bride out of me, and my family. It was like we were planning a mission, like a military mission, that everything had to be perfect or we might all blow up or something. Even at rehearsals, dad was in my ear telling me which foot to put first and repeating “left right left” etc

By the time the rehearsals were over, I just didn’t want to have a wedding. We actually contemplated taking off to get married privately, but then our wedding would’ve had a military finish, with dad coming after us with a sapelu or something similar….

Im just glad you only get married once…. no offense to those who can endure this ceremony more than once… but for me ONCE IS ENOUGH!!!!

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cherryk

Am a Kiwi girl born in Invercargill raised in Saute Aukilani! DAD: Sagone/Safotu MUM: Fagamalo/Sataoa & married to my Hamo Guy from Vaimoso/Matautu-tai and living in Samoa. Moved here 7yrs ago and am still a survivor 🙂 and deserve an award!!! LOL MR & I have 4 beautiful kids Jericho (6) Elijah, Jasmine (2) and Shar (2months) and have come a lonnnnng long way from the wedding planning days! lol Been AWOL for the last 6 years but am back and got a lot of catching up to do! ENJOY!

8 thoughts on “The week leading up to the wedding….. and the hidings in between…lol

  1. heya guys… LMAO im still crackin’ up at this…
    when I read thru it, I get shivers thinkin’ about how close I was in getting purple eyeshadow on my wedding day… phew…

    LOL @ the courts… guess it would be safer, if u had a dad like mine… cos they got security there right? hahaha…

    so glad its over!!!

  2. LMAOF….cherryk HI! omg what a crack up. and how are you? hehe

    yeahhhh sometimes those old tactics are still very effective.

    Miss ya. hope your well

    xox

  3. omg sis, i can’t really put my finger on what I feel haha because of what youve been through O.M.G. But good thing I never did any wedding lol I went str8 to da courts and my parents were PISSED OFF dat I went behind their backs and got married. haha sorry, I couldn’t wait LMFBO! and if you love sum1 so much, i mean would you go and get married? YES I WOULD haha and it’s been done!! and now, we’ve been married for 5 years now.. O.M.G- I’m lovin it. I love being a wife and a mommah! Another point: weddings? You’re right, making others happy and us broke as hek! aww sis, you’re married and that’s the only thing that matters :). Congrats to you both and may the Lord bless you guys with many many many more years to come!

  4. LMAO..Hilarious! Oh my goodness your dad is so funny, but Im sure he really loves you even though he may beat you to a pulp and break your legs..LOL.
    LOVED that story, it brings memories of me and my parents back in the days. All my sisters and brothers are married except for me. I am so not into rushing to get married and have a house full of kids.LOL.
    After my sisters and them dramas, forget it. Single life is good even though it may get lonely sometimes. I figure if the guy is out there well, if I dont find him sooner it will definitely be later..haha..
    excellent story cherry girl, you should put your writing into the silver screen. Let them people get a taste of the Samoan Life the Samoan way, know what Im saying?..lol
    Much alofas and God bless!
    Rosa**

  5. hahahahahahahahaha…… So why am i laughing in front of ma comp and the palagis looking at me like iman idiot!!!!

    GOOD ONE CHERRY!!!! lets hope your dad aint sleeping beside you and your husband even up to now…!!!!lmao

  6. A hiding before your wedding night? Wow, some Samoan “traditions” will never die out. So good luck then eh?. And thanks for the inspiration to elope should I ever feel the urge to marry.

    All the best.

  7. :L:L:L:L:L:L:L:L:L:L

    i totaly enjoyed reading that Omg all those scenarios are just way too familiar SAMOAN WEDDING aye hehehehehehe thanks for sharing much luv & hope 2 read more

  8. ahhhhh i miss you sis…. welcome back…. and thanks for sharing 🙂 🙂 thanks for reminding me if i ever want to get marry….. just do the court thing lol…. once again welcome back sis….:) 🙂

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