- 5 years ago
- Wedding: March 2013
I just got back from our honeymoon following our somwhat small wedding where we had a lot of “fun”!
We really did have a great time and the day went so quickly… I thought we had many hours to “kill” after dinner because I didn’t know what to expect. But bam, hour after hour went by so fast and soon it was time to go.
Everyone raved about the food (buffet), wines and bubbly. It was a quite intimate catchup occaion for our guests as well. A lot of conversation and not so much dancing.
Lots of compliments on my dress, our self written vows, our families being great and on how funny my father was.
I was happy that we stayed within our budget and how my very budget friendly DIY decor came out. I am glad that I gave up on doing lots and lots DIY because really, it wouldn’t have mattered anyway.
There are things that I feel I could have done better and more – I wish I paid more attention to being photographed. I was envisioning this and that shots, poses like this and that etc but I missed those because I guess I forgot on the day. I was pretty disappointed when I saw some guests photos where I’m looking funny. Oh well I guess I’m not Kate Middleton.
Also I wish I went second round for the buffet!!! The food was yum. I want more now.
I also kind of feel weird about how I felt during the ceremony. I’ve seen blog articles and such where the bride says the ceremony was magical. I didn’t feel magical. In fact, the word magical won’t come up when I would speak about my wedding. Not sure if I was supposed to find it magical. So yeah, during the ceremony I was pretty calm. Before walking down the aisle I was pretty nervous but on the aisle the staff messed up the music, and I think, from then on I let it go. They messed up the music during ceremony a few times but I didn’t really care. While I was planning I was worried I would be a stressed out bride on the day because I like control! However that wasn’t the case at all, I was having the day as it is and having a great time. I sure was worried if everyone else was having a good time though.
I just wish we had more time on the day! I would have had more use of our DIY photobooth (using my DSLR) which came out great! Awesome photos but not many as I hoped. More guestbook signers. More time with guests.
I also didn’t feel like WE DID IT! until 2 days later on our honeymoon.
But I really feel being married is great. My new husband is great. I’m not sure what it is but something is different. Maybe we are more conscious about being together and making lives together?
Now as I wait for our pro pis and our luggage to show up (they didn’t arrive with us UGH!), I hope I will find at least some amazing pro pics to show off.
Sorry that was long.
What was your experience? Can anyone relate?