(Closed) Married Bees: If you could have one do-over…

posted 8 years ago in Recaps
Post # 3
322 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would have remembered to wear my veil!! I still am baffled that I (and all my bridesmaids and my mom) did not remember to put it on me before the ceremony.  I’m still sad I didn’t get to wear it.  


Post # 4
246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I wish I would have smiled more during the ceremony.  I look so serious in all the pictures and I regret that they don’t show how happy I really was.  I was concentrating on my husband so hard that I forgot everything else!

Post # 5
3253 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@whiteorchid: Haha speaking of forgetting things, I forgot to wear a garter.

We didn’t do the garter toss just because we didn’t see the point as the real history behind it was kind of weird to both of us. I was still going to wear one during our “sexy time,” but I totally forgot. lol

Post # 6
3977 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Curtain on arbor not tulle!

And I’d write a script out for the emcee myself instead of giving the task (undone) to my Darling Husband.

Post # 7
335 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

reapplied lipstick.  reminded hairdresser to use more hairspray…or at least some!

Post # 8
5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

i have 2.

1, not get married on a hot beach under a hot sun at 1pm where a minister kept telling the band to play another song while we melted

2, hired a photographer (we eloped) as we only have stranger snaps of the ceremony and all the fun we had

Post # 9
2979 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I would have hired a professional photog, not a “frendor”. Altho, she did an OK job, I’m kinda sad that alot of the shots looked blurry, or that she cut my husband’s head off on alot of them during the ceramony.

Post # 10
7586 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I would not have had DH’s sister in the wedding party.

I would have hired a videographer

Post # 11
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would have locked myself in a bubble away from all of my Out of Town relatives that arrived sick so I wasn’t coming down with a cold on my wedding day!  Ok, that probably couldn’t have been changed much.  

I also would have appointed someone to remind me to talk to everyone.  We did most of our socializing at cocktail hour, but there were a few that didn’t make it to that, so there were a few guests we didn’t end up talking to really.  They weren’t relatives, just business / neighborhood acquaintances of my in-laws, but I still wish we had talked to everyone so that they didn’t feel left out.  But by the time we made it through dinner, and all the dances, toasts and everything, we just wanted to relax and dance.  

Post # 12
829 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Lily2323:  I second that!! Even though everyone there were my friends I was so nervous, and was trying not to cry.  Oh well 🙂

Post # 13
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I wouldn’t have taken my bouquet outside in the wind and the cold so it woulnd’t have died before the ceremony!

I would have hired a videographer (or at least not a drunk cousin Tongue Out)

I would have explained our ides for feeding each other dessert to the venue coordinator a little bit better. The dessert was gone before we were done with First Dances so we just skipped the feeind part. Still kind of bummed. Those would have been good shots!

Post # 14
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I get this question alot and I really don’t have any regrets though I do wish I felt better the morning of (nerves).  Seeing as music is such a huge part of my life, I wish I would have sang (though I know some find that cheesy).

Post # 15
363 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would have not procrastinated so I still wasn’t planning stuff and being stressed out the morning of the wedding. Also I wish I had made a list of must have photos instead of giving all trust to our photographer. 

Post # 16
1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have a couple:

1.  I HATED my dress.  I had it custom made and I didn’t get to see it completed until exactly a week before the wedding.  I felt bad because the seamstress was so proud of her work!  I had tried on so many dresses and never had the feeling of finding “THE ONE” that I decided to go custom and while I got a lot of compliments, I didn’t feel like a beautiful bride at all.

2.  We should have insisted on having a smaller wedding.  Darling Husband and I wanted a lot less people than we would up having.  We caved in to please our parents.

3.  I should have had less bridesmaids than I did.  But it turned into one of those situations “if I ask her, then I have to ask her”.

Otherwise, we did have a really great day with a lot of memories.

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