Before you start to hyperventilate at the thought of ruined cupcakes (I know, SAVE the cupcakes!), we did get everything fixed in the end. So calm down and relax, but stay with me as I'll be giving you some tips to make sure this does NOT happen to you.
My wedding took place in the woods. Which made it very difficult to think of cakes and wedding vendors finding their way out there. So I decided it would be easier to order a bunch of cupcakes and drive them out to the site ourselves. The tricky part was that the nearest bakery was more than almost two hours away.
That's fine, I'm extremely grateful to have an amazing mother-in-law who drove out there with her baby grand-daughter to pick them up. It gave her an excuse to spend more one-on-one time with the baby.
This is where things got screwy. When my mother-in-law arrived, the bakery said they don't have my cupcakes. Not only that, they don't even have my order. I'm sorry, what?! I looked back at my emails with them and I had even given a credit card number to hold the order. There's no way they can say I didn't have it pre-ordered.
They're response: Well there aren't any cupcakes. So my trooper of a mother-in-law looks her dead in the eye and says, "You better make some now then. I'll wait." And she waits for a few hours at the store for my only wedding desserts.
I'm extremely grateful for the way things turned out, but I share this story as a word of caution. Communication is huge with wedding vendors. I should've probably called the day before to confirm. But I didn't. Make sure you have a follow up with your vendors before the wedding day.
Or just have an awesome mother-in-law who kicks butt and takes names. Either option is ideal.