(Closed) What would you have changed..

posted 5 years ago in Recaps
Post # 3
Hostess
23640 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Honestly, not a thing!  It was just the best day ever. 😛  But really, we chose not to go with a videographer, and sometimes I have little regrets about that.  Not really because I think we needed one, but mainly because I see other fantastic wedding videos and I think to myself WOW.  We still have video footage of the day that friends/family put together though! 😀

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

We had a few hiccups in the set-up phase that could have been avoided with better preperations; but those were largely minor.  

And I would have played my first dance song from the DJ.  

 

For those who never saw my post-wedding rant; I asked a friend who is a singer to perform it, and she told me she didn’t like the song much, but would deal with it– anyway, she then told me about 2 days before the wedding, she had not just that one, but 6 other songs prepared for the reception… Then when it came time for the first dance, she FORGOT 1/2 the lyrics!!! I was SO upset, because one of the verses that she forgot (and completely botched, didn’t just hum through it or something) was the whole reason I chose the song.  She then felt the need to sing a highly inappropriate starwars parody version of “Somebody That I Used to Know” as her gift to my husband; after she misunderstood an inside joke between us. 

The inside joke was, whenever my husband-to-be would get overwhelmed with wedding stuff and wanted to change the topic, he would suggest that he wanted to walk down the aisle to “Fett’s Vet” a terrible and cheesy rap song/YouTube sensation that he thinks is hilarious (and is a starwars parody).  She thought he was serious about wanting to play it at the wedding, and that was her “compromise” which was HORRIBLY botched, the music wouldn’t start right, and it was just horrible and embarassing because we were standing up on the dance floor with everyone looking at us completely confused and I was embarrassed beyond belief. Yeah– I definitely would have changed that moment. 

Post # 5
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569 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would change almost nothing – my only regret is that I didn’t spend longer looking at my flowers, I loved my centrepieces but hardly actually looked at them.

Post # 6
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2398 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Lost weight, other than that, it was perfect. 

Post # 7
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7175 posts
Busy Beekeeper

1. Guest List (worried less, invited more)

2. Attended part of my cocktail hour

3. Specified more pictures I thought were no brainers (like pictures of our room, decor, place cards)

4.  Spent more time in the photo booth!

5.  Had my bouquet preserved (my florist talked me out of it, saying it would be really expensive (since they were white flowers) and I’d be better off having DH buy me an anniversary boquet every year for the rest of our marriage).  BOO!

6.  Spent more money on a DJ that was awesome.  Ours was fine – but not amazing – I wish we had AMAZING!

Post # 8
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4415 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

There isn’t anything that I would change.  

There are a couple things I wish would have happened, but they were beyond our control.

The tuxedo place had measured my husband wrong for his tuxedo, and when we picked it up the day before our wedding (destination wedding, couldn’t get it before then), it looked awful on him. Then they didn’t put a rush on getting the correct size in, so he had to wear his suit. Fortunately, he brought one with him. 

The other thing is the florist forgot to put my vintage brooch on my bouquet. Also, I spent an addition $95 on my bouquet to get a larger one, and it didn’t look $95 larger than the standard bouquet that came with our elopment package.

Those were things that we couldn’t control, so it’s not anything we can change. I wish they had turned out the way we planned, but neither of those things spoiled anything. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My only upset was that after dinner noone turned the lights down, so our expensive uplghting did not stand out as much as I would have liked.

Also, I would have practiced cutting the cake with hubs before hand. It wasn’t until we were up in front of it did we realize we had NO idea what we were doing. Luckily we were playing an upbeat song (Love You Madly by Cake) so we kinda did a little dance while we laughed/talked about what we had to do!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would have hired a dj and made sure they came to the rehersal.  I had my FIL run the music during rehersal (even though I had asked my FIL to make sure the guy he had coming to run the music would be there for the rehearsal and he wasn’t).  So when it came time for me to walk down the aisle (i was hidden from view) I waited for probably about 30-45 seconds before my song started.  Then when I finished walking down the aisle the song just kept going and going.  Finally the officiant just started talking and the guy finally got the hint to turn down the song.  Really wish I had payed the money for a dj.  Plus when it came time for dancing most of my guest had left because once the sun went down it was freezing.  But because I had set up the music myself there was a ton of lag time in between songs so people would dance then just stand around waiting for the music to start. 

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