(Closed) Looking back, what was really important to you in your wedding?

posted 10 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: In retrospect, what wedding details really ended up mattering to you?
    Your attire (dress, jewelry, shoes, veil, etc.) : (17 votes)
    15 %
    Flowers : (8 votes)
    7 %
    Bridesmaids dresses : (2 votes)
    2 %
    Bridesmaids shoes/jewelry/accessories : (0 votes)
    Photographer : (31 votes)
    27 %
    Videographer : (10 votes)
    9 %
    Getting your and/or others' hair and/or makeup done : (10 votes)
    9 %
    Food/bar : (18 votes)
    16 %
    Venues : (18 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
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    2434 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    My biggest regret was my craptastic photographer.  I thought I did my homework (had a reference that I found independently) but she turned out to do a bad job and be kind of a jerk about it when we were unhappy.

    I look at other brides’ wedding photos and I get upset that my pictures are so boring and sometime downright bad.

    Those photos are your way of reliving the day and when I look at them, I have to work to feel anything more than sad that they turned out so poorly.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1156 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York

    there is an option i’d add — music.  I’ve been to weddings with craptastic djs (like my brother’s… I wanted to kick the dj’s ass!).  It can really make or break a wedding, so I’d recommend that brides put a lot of thought into that decision.

    Post # 5
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    191 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    seriously my photographer was our best vendor!  we didn’t hire a videographer so it was quite important to us to find a photog (http://www.yangphoto.com) who can tell our wedding story through his camera.  we’re shelling out a lot of money for a 2 volume wedding album, but it’s totally worth it. the pictures are amazing!

    Post # 7
    Member
    497 posts
    Helper bee

    Honestly the best part of our wedding was having everyone at the rehearsal party the night before.  People had already met by the time the wedding rolled around and the camaraderie was greatly enhanced by this.

    Post # 8
    Member
    123 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I loved my photographer but I wish I had thought more about the poses I wanted to capture.  We have zero pictures of just the two of us looking at the camera.

    Post # 9
    Member
    41 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    I totally agree with salex19. We had a great photographer. I just didn’t give enough direction on what I wanted. I’m glad we had a photobooth because we got a lot of fun pictures from there that we didn’t get from our photographer.

    Post # 10
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    754 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2008

    I checked waaay too many of those boxes.  And that is why I went $10000 over budget (and why I have no right to post on the Money board).

    Post # 11
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    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    As much as everyone thought that my dress was so "WOW!!" I just didnt care that much!  I like the compliments, I felt beuatiful and bridal, but it just wasnt a big deal to me that day.  But having my wedding coordinator be the go-to person instead of me was PRICELESS!! As far as I knew, it all went smooth as pie! (I doubt that was the case, but I was blissfully unaware – Thanks Rachelle!) The other major difference maker was the DJ.  He was great!  He kept the dance floor packed with everyone from the twenty-something "kids" AND the 80 year old church elders.  Everyone told us what a great time they had and that they hadnt had that much fun in such a long time. Priceless!

    Those two things made the wedding day AMAZING. My 3rd thing that I wouldnt have changed for the world and would have sold a kidney for was the photographer (not that I had to – quite resonably priced actually)!!  Rae Leytham was AMAZING and I am SOO glad for that decision.   EEK!  I’m going to go look at photos again.  🙂

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