- 3 years ago
- Wedding: April 2016
Hi there bees!
This post is for all the bees that tied the knot already. So, if you had the change to do it again, what would you change or do differently on your wedding day? Were you dreaming a certain “perfect” wedding, but ended up with something completely (or not so much) different?
Would you, for example, change your dress, or the place, or the time of year? Would you spend less on flowers or reception, would you skip reception altogether? Would you rather elope, would you invite less/more people etc
So, let’s pretend the magic fairy grants you a wish and you can re-do the whole wedding thing. What would you do?
My question is not so much a rhetorical one. I did have my wedding 4 months ago, and it was not what I really wanted, but we chose to make family and friends happy, plus we were on a very tight budget back then. So, we had a civil ceremony, but we do have the option to have a religious one too. I know families on both sides do expect us to do so sometime in the future, but they don’t press the matter. In any case, although they don’t press, religious ceremony still holds a high value in our culture and society. Everybody “accepts” the civil ceremony and the weddings here in Greece are 50-50 nowadays, but nevertheless they all expect us to go ahead with it too.
We (DH and I) talked about it and we both want to do it at some point within the next year. Not so much because we are the religious types, but a church ceremony holds a sentimental value for both of us and deep down we are romantic souls (lol).
Thing is, first time I changed many things I would want to have or do in my wedding day for relatives and friends. Second time I would want to do things my own way, but I’m afraid I will end up more “trapped” on everybody’s expectations since the religious ceremony, as I said, holds a higher value around here…