- 6 years ago
- Wedding: April 2012
First, my apologies, and I’m sure there are similar threads floating around on the hive, but I just heard the song with the lyrics “I wish that I knew what I know now, when I was younger” and it got me thinking about how I wish that too! You’ve probably heard the saying, “Hindsight is 20/20.” Well I didn’t realize how true it was until I started planning a wedding. Knowing what you know now, what are some of the things you would have done differently? I’ll start:
I wouldn’t have invited my mom’s aunts, uncles or cousins. – My sister and I were planning our weddings around the same time (she got married July 2011). We both wanted small weddings, but we invited our mom’s extended family to keep the peace. My sister (who won the battle about having an adult only ceremony and reception) was not able to get her dream venue because it could not accommodate the extra 30 or so people. Long story short, that part of the family got so offended they couldn’t bring their kids, that they didn’t go to the wedding at all and started saying nasty things about my sister and my mom. Unfortunately for me, I had already booked a big venue and guaranteed a # to the hall that included them, so I’m kind of stuck inviting them. But I wish I had known in advance how mean-spirited they were.