Did your wedding day fly by or did you get to enjoy every minute?

posted 6 years ago in Recaps
  • poll: Did your wedding day fly by or did you get to enjoy every minute?
    it went by way too fast : (53 votes)
    71 %
    it felt like a full day : (22 votes)
    29 %
  • Post # 3
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I planned my wedding for more than two years, and the whole day was gone in the blink of an eye. It’s crazy how fast it goes. I wish that I’d had more time to just enjoy the day. It taught me that you don’t plan your wedding day for you so much as you plan it for your guests. So many of the little things that I planned I didn’t even notice. Don’t get me wrong — it was an amazing day. But it went so quickly that afterward, it almost didn’t feel real. It felt like a dream!

    Post # 4
    451 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We were engaged 6 months.. so it felt like it flew to the wedding… Our wedding was so quick.. I am 12 days a Mrs. and I dont think its really sunk in yet… I loved every minute of it and I will not forget it but it went by like a breeze.. quick. Unfortunately our photographer forget to get pics of a lot of little things.. good thing that one of my bridesmaids did.. I agree with gemstone.. felt like a dream.

    Post # 5
    1622 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Super quick.   I enjoyed it, but I barely remember any of it.

    Post # 6
    5296 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1993

    @Gemstone:  this!


    There are moments and certain things that I remember crystal clear – our first look, riding in the limo to the reception, certain things during the ceremony, my annoyance at my bouquet, Mother-In-Law, my mom – but most of it is a blur.

    I do wish that I had focused more on being happy and had told annoying people to stop being annoying!

    Post # 8
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I actually remember all of mine! I didn’t think it went quickly at all. 

    Post # 9
    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    There were certain parts of the day that felt long and certain parts that felt so short. We woke up relatively early as I had to have my hair starting at around 10:30 so I could be ready for a 1:00 first look. I remember being so nervous and jittery to see him, we hadn’t seen each other for a week before the wedding and I remember my heart feeling like it was about to pound out of my chest. I also remember having a good time in the bridal room with my sister and one of my bridesmaids and I kind of didn’t want that part of the day to end. After I saw him it was pretty much icing from there. We spent the afternoon taking pictures until about 4:00 when more of the family started showing up. That part of the day didn’t fly by or go slowly, it just kind of felt like normal time. I remember saying things like, “Can we just get this show on the road already? I’m ready to be married now.” Once the actual wedding began the first part of the festivities went quickly (but that was only for an hour). The ceremony did feel long and then the reception also had its moments where it felt a little long (ironically we stuck to a strict time schedule so nothing was actually taking a long time, I’d just been in a corset since 1 PM lol). I think what made the biggest difference is that I had so many people telling me to live in the moment and remember how I felt at each moment in the day, etc. and I remembered that advice. So parts of the day did fly by but then other moments really did feel like real time.

    Post # 10
    2065 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    We only had a 9 month engagement and about 2 hours into the reception, I remember saying “Holy crap, all that work and it’s already almost done? Now what??” It goes by so freaking fast. I did get to enjoy every minute of it though! Getting the pictures back was so exciting because I was like oh yeah, I remember doing that now!

    Post # 11
    1370 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I had a perfect, slow wedding day. I never felt rushed or that I missed parts of it. We had a super small wedding, which helps but an amazing planner was the cherry on top. She handled everything and I enjoyed every minute of my day.

    Post # 12
    11272 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    it went by so quickly.  it was a full day but once the ceremony finished, it was all a blur.  cocktail hour seemed so short (it was 1.5 hrs) and dinner was enjoyable but so quick.  next thing i knew, it was last call at the bar.

    Post # 13
    6824 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Definately flew by. (our 1st year anniversary was on Monday).  I kept thinking on monday man a year ago I was doing this or this… instead of sitting at my desk working.  LOL right now I keep thinking man a year ago now I was on my honeymoon.

    Post # 14
    129 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I agree with mypinkshoes…the beginning of the day (hair, make-up, photos) went by normally, but the ceremony, cocktail hour, and ESPECIALLY the reception went by so fast! My advice is to spend time with the people you care the most about (your husband, family, very close friends) because if you try to spend time with everyone, you may miss the whole party! Everyone knows that the bride has a lot on her plate and people really don’t mind if you don’t make it to their table/talk with them individually.

    Post # 15
    786 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    WAYYYY too fast!!! I honestly dont even know where the time went!! We (DH and I) only danced to our first dance song and that was it!! I feel like everyone like jetted out. It was an afternoon wedding. But I dunno — I feel like it went Far too fast!!

    Post # 16
    721 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Much too fast!  There is so much build up to that one day and then it is over and you find yourself trying to take a million bobby pins out of your hair.  Sorry, it has been 3 months and I’ve got some of the wedding blues…

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