Post # 17
I was SO stressed over logistics for my semi-destination wedding, traveling to and from my salon appointments, dealing with the rental car that I had to get the day before just to reach my reheasal (long story!) and honeymoon luggage, sitting in rush-hour traffic for two hours just trying to reach to my venue, eventually discovering that my timeline during the evening became derailed, etc., etc., etc. that my wedding day ended up being extremely high stress for me.
As a Type A, detail-oriented perfectionist, I unfortunately did not even know HOW to enjoy what should have been one of the major highlights of my life. Thankfully, I WAS able to focus completely on our beautiful ceremony, because there was nothing else for me to do during that time but to be fully present in the moment. Since that hour and ten minutes was THE most important part of the entire day, I am extremely glad that it is the one part that I was able to really enjoy.
Although I ultimately did have a beautiful wedding on so many levels, if I could choose to redo one day of my life, it would be my wedding day. I would do things very differently (in terms of timing and logistics) in hopes that I could have spent time interacting with my guests and introducing my Darling Husband to my family and friends. Unfortunately, that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity cannot ever take place again.
Post # 18
Yes and no, honestly getting married was a very good day in my book but if that was my best day than my life is over. It was an awesome day and something I will remember for the rest of my life. But I will also remember the day my son was born. Both were pretty awesome in my book
Post # 19
It was a unique day and having a wedding with family and friends present was absolutely worth it (when else will they ever all get together like that?). But there are so many other great milestones in life that are different and difficult (if not impossible) to compare with it. Who knows?
Post # 20
@mylittleviolett: Well said and I feel the same way!!!
Post # 21
My wedding was great, and went exaclty as planned, but it wasn’t the happiest day of my life.
I would say having my daughter was the best day, by far.
Post # 22
So far, but I highly doubt it I will consider it to be the best day of my life when I’m 90 yrs old and looking back.
Post # 23
Our wedding was lovely, but I wouldn’t say it was the best day of my life. Then again I was never the type of person that planned their wedding since they were a kid, and I don’t really enjoy being the center of attention either.
Post # 24
No, we had a great time at the wedding, but we had more fun on our honeymoon. We dont have a strong relationship with my DHs family – so we were trying our best to bite our tongues.
Post # 25
@mscuppycake: I will put it this way, it was ONE of the best days of my life. I have had a lot of “best days”, like the day I met him, the day we got engaged, the day we got married, etc,
So the wedding day just adds to the list and we have so many other things to look forward too. My Darling Husband made a surprise speech to me at the wedding which led to him singing a song he wrote for me, and in the speech he said that I have been “counting down the days, the hours, the minutes, the seconds to the wedding, but I just wanted to let you know, there is always going to be a countdown to something, there will always be something for us to look forward too.” I thought that was so sweet
Post # 26
I VOTED NO
But I do feel I need to explain a bit why I chose No.
Sometimes what should be great days… are just filled with such immense emotion (not just happiness) that it is hard to catergorize them.
My First Wedding was close to being the greatest day of my life… as it was a very BIG Celebration and I was very joyful to be marrying the man of my dreams.
But Birthing Babies is definitely a greater experience. But a wider range of emotions… the spectrum from pain to immense happiness.
Second Marriage… this time round… as I say hard to put my finger on where it would rank… as it was waaaay more emotional than the first time… and ran the gamit from immense joy & happiness to being overwelmed during our Vows.
My First Marriage, I ploughed right on thru the Vows, no problem.
This time, I got all choked up … lump in my throat, could hardly talk, tears running down my face.
It was a far greater experience.
And maybe that is the key… the BEST stuff in life is far more layered than just pure happiness
Post # 27
I voted no.
I had a lot of fun and it was very special but I don’t feel like it was THE best day of my life. Of course, I don’t really know if there is one day that stands out more either. Definitely in the top though!
Post # 28
My wedding day was magical and sweet and I loved it… Is it the best day of my life…. not sure because so much of it was a big blur. For instance when I walked down the isle… I was so focused on my groom that I couldnt tell you who was on either side of me sitting down… My hubby did a saxophone serenade and It sounded good but my brain could not make out what he was playing… He had ot tell me later… I am looking forward to growing more in love with him each and every day….
To be honest a wedding is like Prom, you do all of this planning and it is over so fast, i mean litterally in the blink of an eye.. You pay all that money for food and you and the groom barely eat.
Personally I was more concerned about the vovws he and I were making than all of the other stuff that goes along with it.
Post # 29
I believe it should not be. If the wedding day becomes the best day of my life, I’d feel sad. I believe even the first day of our honeymoon will be a better than the wedding day.
Post # 30
At that point – it was the best day of our lives so far. Since then – we’ve had better days. 🙂 They weren’t as grand as a wedding, but we’ve made lots of good memories and grown so much closer over the past year and a half.
Post # 31
@mscuppycake: the only reason it wasn’t the best day ever is b/c our son was born just shy of 5 years before our wedding and that day trumps wedding day.