Married folks and guests! Share your "I wish we…"

posted 3 years ago in Recaps
Post # 3
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3737 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@D1NHER:  I was a BM in a wedding few couple years ago and the DJ offered karaoke. The only person that “sang” was the DJ’s 4 year old son. Repeatedly. I wish we didn’t have to be party to the Four-Year-Old DJ’s Son Show at M&B’s Wedding.

Post # 4
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753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I wish we had a day of planner.. so many little details just got pushed aside becuase we forgot or didnt have time.. Could have made our wedding go from excellent to spectacular! 🙂 

Post # 5
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3948 posts
Honey bee

I wish I took sleeping pills the night before the wedding. I was so excited/nervous in the days leading up that I think I only got a few hours of sleep in 4 days!

Post # 6
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223 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I wish we had a GOOD day of planner. An alternative plan for a heat wave. A professional videographer. 

Post # 7
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761 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I wished I would have booked more time at my venue! Our pictures were so rushed before and after the ceremony and I didn’t get nearly as many photos of the details that I worked so hard on. My coordinator was very pushy and militant about the timeline. On the day of, I was thankful but now I’m just bitter…..kidding….partially serious. Kind of.

Post # 8
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2962 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I wish we hadn’t hired that wedding planner and I wish we would have had an onsite makeup artist. The wedding planner DID NOT make my vision reality. Instead, she made my wedding ALL WHITE when I asked for shades of pink!!! She also hired HORRIBLE vendors which brings me to the terrible photographer who DID NOT get basic pics (me and my parents and hubby and our kids altogether or anything like that). Because we didn’t have an onsite makeup artist, we were late for pre-ceremony portraits so we had to skip that.

Post # 9
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926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@D1NHER:  I wish the bride and groom would do a menu tasting.  I have been to too many weddings where the food was just mediocre.  I say to myself that if I had done a menu tasting and it tasted like that, I never would have served that to my guests.

Post # 11
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1234 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I wish we would have made time for bridal portraits 🙁

We were supposed to…

But the makeup artist ran late and I was in la-la land… Totally missed doing the bridal shots. We were late enough as it was… So bummed about that.

Luckily, I only realized 2 days after the wedding (lol), so those regretful feelings didn’t overshadow my day.

Post # 12
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302 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Our day was almost perfect, everything I would change are silly little things.  I got so much crap for trying to do everything myself, but everything I tried to let other people take care of didn’t get done!  I even had a coordinator, but she was not that great.  So I guess I would recommend vetting your coordinator thoroughly, even though she came very highly recommended.  We didn’t do a first look, so I didn’t tell my husband to button his damn jacket before he walked down the aisle.  I would have thought the planner would have noticed when she was lining everyone up, but unfortunately that wasn’t the case.  I also wish I hadn’t assumed people knew things.  Apparently no one told my mother-in-law and sister-in-law (who was a bridesmaid) that they needed to come to the rehearsal. I assumed they knew.  I guess someone should have told my mother-in-law that she should arrive to the wedding before 5, since it started at 5 and she was in the processional.  So I guess just don’t assume people know how weddings work…

Post # 13
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6506 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I only have two regrets.

1. We didn’t make it to all the tables to greet guests. We did have a reception line at the ceremony v but I really wanted to greet everyone at their table. We definitely should have planned better for that.

2. We didn’t plan our first look, we just kind of winged it so the pictures aren’t great. However, we have tons of other good pictures so this doesn’t bug me as much as the first regret.

Post # 14
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302 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Oh!  And find out who your photographer’s backup is!  Our photographer became ill and wasn’t able to shoot our wedding, so a week before he had to find a replacement.  I haven’t seen the pictures yet, so if they turn out well it’ll be ok, it just sucks that it was one of our biggest splurges and we ended up with a rude stranger who stole a bunch of our cupcakes!  So find out what happens if your photographer can’t make it!

Post # 15
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147 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I wish I had been more generous with the wedding party. I was so laser focused on being under budget but now I feel in would have been worth $1000 to cover some of their expenses. Most of them travelled to be there and we should have taken some of the strain off since we could have made room in the budget for it if I tried.

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