(Closed) Do you actually have fun at your own wedding?

posted 9 years ago in Recaps
Post # 16
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463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We had a great time!  up until the night of the wedding we were really stressed out with finishing all the planning and just sleep deprived. but once the day begins you totally don’t feel it and its just your day and everyone is there wishing you the best. its the greatest feeling.  anyways, so once you get there it’ll all be worth it, so stick it out and make sure you enjoy every moment of the day as it does fly by!

Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

It was SO tiring. But I was having the best time ever. We chatted, we laughed and we got a chance to speak to each of our guests at least once. BUT, I can see how it can get really overwhelming. I’m generally fairly relaxed and on the week before the actual day I just said “Whatever doesn’t happen just won’t happen” and it helped me to not stress out. But I know that’s not for everyone. 

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

it is so important that you have fun!!! If something is stressing you out to the point where you can’t enjoy the day, then drop the project or do whatever it takes to make sure you are having fun on your day. Seriously, it is a celebration of a union above all else, so you should be celebrating!!! Best of luck!

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m so glad you posted this because I was a little worried too! Ive just heard from some people that the people that have the least fun at the wedding are the bride and groom! That scared me!!! I so hope that isnt true! Im already saying to myself “whatever happens, happens and what will be will be!” I hope this mantra helps me out!! Still trying to figure out if we will do table rounds or not. We will have about 85-90 people at our rehearsal dinner the night before so Im hoping that we can talk to many (if not all) of them then and then just have a few people to see and hang out with those want to! We were thinking of just doing table pictures so that at least people can say they saw us but we dont have to stay and chat. We will see!

Post # 20
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

It was extremely exhausting, but not nearly as stressful as I thought it would be. People treated me like the bride and made things easy on me, solved problems without involving me, got me food/drinks, etc. I am happy to say I had an awesome time at my own wedding. My voice was also gone the day after and I was absolutley exhausted, like I thought I might have to go to the hospital exhausted. Therefore, my biggest regret was staying around an extra day to be with family, BIG MISTAKE!!! Go on your honeymoon right away so you don’t have to keep entertaining!!

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@littlemissmoo: I have the same motto.. Im geting married this saturday and that motto alone has kept me sane 🙂

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Our wedding was wonderful, I really wouldn’t change a thing, and Darling Husband and I both had a blast; however it was NOT the best night of my life or the most fun I’ve ever had.  I personally have done some crazy things, traveled to some amazing places and had some truly incredible experiences.  I hate weddings ordinarily and was probably only able to enjoy ours because it was ours.

I’ve never bought into the “best day of my life” thing (I never wanted a wedding in the first place!) and instead view it as a wonderful, memorable and exciting day, another milestone in my life.

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ll say yes and no. I really wanted to make a point of getting around and visiting with our guests. I LOVE to dance at weddings so I missed a lot of the dancing but once we finally got thru most of the guests, I hit the dance floor and had a blast!

Post # 24
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

It was a LONG day but the best day ever 🙂 (and not just because I’m supposed to say/think it was)

I was so happy that I talked to everyone at the wedding (102ppl) and had a blast! I only had two drinks the whole day (including champagne toast) and that was the best decision! I remembered every single second and loved every second. Nothing blurry. I also was able to make sure I saw everyone and thanked them for coming. 

Enjoy yourself and just let go. A few things may not be perfect…and a few things about my day I wish would have been a tiny bit different…but overall it was amazing!

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee

We had so much fun, but we also felt pulled in a zillion directions.  We decided to go table to table and very briefly great our guests.  Everyone really appreciated it, but I felt like I was in a race.  Once that was over, we were dancing, then we cut the cake, then we danced some more and took some more pictures and it seemed like the whole wedding and reception was over in a blink of an eye.  Actually from Thursday night (get together for everyone in town) through Friday (bridal lunch, rehearsal, rehearsal dinner) through Saturday (getting ready, ceremony, reception) went by in a blink of an eye.  It was so surreal. 

But the wedding day wasn’t stressful at all.  We had a DOC (which kept me from worrying about anything).  I just focused on getting married and not worrying about anything else.

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I was overwhelmed, but I still had a great time. There were moments where I was really nervous – mostly before we started taking pictures before the ceremony – and there were also moments when I was tense, like when Darling Husband was taking too long eating and I was ready to start greeting guests. But while I was not a 100% blissful bride, I was still so happy and have so many happy memories. Don’t give yourself too hard of a time about always being in the moment and enjoying every little bit. You probably will be stressed or nervous, and that’s okay. Just go with the flow and enjoy the joyful moments as they come!

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

My wedding was without a doubt the best day of my life. It was incredible to have all my friends and family together in one place and to have the “perfect” party! We approached our wedding wanting it to be beautifull and classy of course but we wanted our guests to walk away saying “wow that was fun” and we really achieved that.

It took 18 months of planning and a lot of stress to work it all out, but it was amazing.

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

It wasn’t much fun leading up to the ceremony, but once that happened we were free of the schedule. We attended our cocktail hour and ate all of our dinner and I danced the entire night.

I also only had 50 guests, so it was much easier to say hi to everyone.

Post # 29
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172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

im not a big attention type person but in a way it was sort of nice that everyone was giving me some honest attention.  My husband and i are very quiet people so the hole wedding thing days before was so fustrating and hectic.  I cried a few times.  the best moment of the entire wedding id say is when my uncle was walking me down the isle and at the end of the isle my husband stood with such a glow.  He wasnt shaking and I dont think i was either.  the best moment for sure.

Post # 30
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1995 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m sure plenty of people have said this but I’ll echo with – on the day let everything fall into place!  I know its crazy to think but it happened for me!  A day or 2 before I started to just get into happy, mellow its my wedding weekend mood!  Since you’ve planned so hard and done everything you can just enjoy the day!  It’ll go by so fast (i know everyone says that, but its true) make sure you make the best of it!

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