- 8 years ago
Bathroom baskets (I spent soooo much time on this and people barely used anything)
Stressing out about chairs (I ended up keeping my venue chairs and they were FINE).
Stressing out about my dress (total dress regret but I ended up loving it and feeing beautiful on my wedding day. It was also fun to have people see me for the first time in it – vs. my “I’ve seen this dress a million times and it’s no longer new/special” perspective).
Stressing out about linens/table runners – didn’t matter in the end
Hotel Blocks – I spent so much time figuring out hotel options and no one even used them!
Kissing Balls – I spent so much time making these and while I liked them (and they helped double as reception decor), I think I would have saved the time and had my florist decorate the aisle.
Photobooth w/ props – worth every penny
Musicians (at cocktail hour and ceremony) – worth every penny
Videography – it was SO nice to be able to watch our ceremony – it was a blur and helped solidify the special moments as they unraveled.
A bomb florist – the flowers blew me away and were a huge highlight to the wedding. The arrangements were stunning (at our head table and at the ceremony) and I loved my bouquet.
Wish I spent more on or did:
A better DJ – we went mid-range with our DJ and while it was ‘fine’ it really sets the tone of the party. I had a really hard time finding a DJ and ended up settling. If I were to go back, I’d do this differently
Guest List – I stressed out so much about our guest list and I wish I would have relaxed and added 20-30 more people to it. I didn’t realize how many people wouldn’t be able to make it that I thought would definitely be there.
Perserve my bouquet – I wanted to do this but was talked out of it by the florist (Because I had a white bouquet they said it would be cost prohibitive to preserve it and I might as well get DH to buy me a new bouquet every year on our anniversary). I listened to this advice but have regretted it ever since.
Did not do (and didn’t miss):