(Closed) If you could do it all again, what would you change?

posted 3 years ago in Beehive
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

trinibride0417:  I agree with your cousin lol. I actually would insist my Darling Husband take my “let’s elope” desires and run with them in the beginning. We’d have spent a lot less money and it would’ve been a lot less of a headache for me. And it still would have been beautiful.

For what it’s worth, I am a perfectionist so I knew what would happen when planning got full swing. Darling Husband underestimated lol. We did have a beautiful day and all of our guests had a blast, it is just ONE day though.

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I would have changed my dress.  I do think it looked pretty good, but it wasn’t a stunner.  I actually went through my pictures of my other top dresses after the wedding and realized that they were more flattering on me.  🙁 I did love my dress in many ways, I just wish I had picked one of the more flattering ones.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

trinibride0417:  No regrets here, but so many friends and family members of ours that had bigger, more traditional weddings told us that they wish they kept it smaller/spent less money or eloped and skipped out on stressing over all the details. Everyone that told me they eloped or kept things small and simple said they had no regrets! 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

Nothing. We had a small Destination Wedding in Hawaii with those closest to us and I was obsessed with my dress. Every single person I told our plans to said that was a great idea and if they could do it again, they would do something similar. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

I eloped, but if I could change anything, I would’ve liked to have a destination elopement (in the Caribbean) and actually paid for photography instead of using my IL’s digital camera. Lol

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

I had a small destination wedding in the carribean (St. Thomas) If I could redo it I would have just relaxed and not stressed out so much. Some things that I spent so much time focusing on (Table decor…) was not important. I was the only one who really noticed and appreciated it aside from my wedding planner I am sure! lol. Picked a better photographer. Mine was good….but not the BEST. I didn’t connect with her at all. I should have splurged. I  spent a lot, proably 800 for 2 hours. But I would have paid double that for the photographer I would have chosen if budget had allowed. I had live music for the cermemony, and I really reccomend that!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

I’m so happy with my wedding, but if I were to do it all again, I would have invited fewer guests and pushed the wedding back by an hour. We had a brunch wedding with a 9 am ceremony, and in retrospect, 9 am was too damn early for many of our guests and meant a 4:30 wakeup for myself and the bridesmaids. I probably would have gotten rid of the live band. We loved them, but so few people stayed and listened to them that it seemed like a waste of money.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I loved my wedding, but there are a few things I would have differently. I would have bought a different dress – I wasn’t wowed by it when it came in. I should have done what I wanted and bought another dress. Also, more flowers! 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

trinibride0417:   I would have provided child care during the ceremony.   Not doing that was a huge mistake.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - St. John\'s Lutheran Church

I wouldn’t have hired a DJ. The only one I could afford wasn’t that great, so I would have saved my $500 and just gone with an iPod.

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