Post # 17
I would 100%, I was completely organized so I wasn’t stressed at all the few weeks before wedding and week of…I was extremely calm. Only thing I would change is a few people involved w/ wedding day, that didn’t really help & caused a little bit of drama, but thankfully I avoided most of that stuff. I also would have taken more time to sit back and soak it all in. So thankful we had a wonderful photographer & videographer, so I can relive moments over and over again.
Post # 18
Yeah, I would do it again. The day turned out beautifully, and I wouldn’t change anything that DH and I did… if I COULD change anything it would be the attitudes of those around us who sucked the joy out of the planning process, but there’s nothing to be done about that. I still say we would have had a great day if we’d just gone to Vegas…
Post # 19
I also loved planning! and I actually miss it!
The only thing I would of done, is not procrastinate as much, there were several DIY projects that I could of done way earlier in the planning process, instead of scrambeling the last few days.
Also, I would of given my photopgraher a clear list of pics I wanted him to take. He asked several times, but due to my procrastination on my DIY projects, I never gave it to him, so there were many little details he didn’t catch. 🙁
Post # 20
@hilsy85: Your bustle got ripped out too? Glad I wasn’t the only one! I ended up just draping it over my arm so I could continue dancing without my dress being trampled!
To the OP – my wedding went pretty much perfectly and I’d love to do it again (minus som eof the planning arguements with my mom).
Post # 21
@AnnieAAA: I forgot to give my photog a list too. And now I don’t have any posed photos of me with my parents…at least I don’t think i do. I have to wait a few weeks to see our photos. But I’m totally bummed about it.
Post # 22
Absolutely. I loved it. And the outcome made it SO worth it.
I was lucky in that the planning process never seemed overly stressful to me (there was a period of a few days about 10 days before the wedding when things were insane, but other than that, very low stress). And it was so rewarding to hear that so many people noticed and appreciated all the small details.
Post # 23
Yes I would definitely do it all over again. I would change a couple things – I would have spent more time researching photographers…I LOVED our photographer and love our photos but I think I would have gone with something different had I done more research. I would have put my foot down more and not allowed my Mother-In-Law to have so much control over everything – my reception and ceremony decor was not AT ALL what I was imagining it to be. All the details I had created were either not used or not photographed. AND i would have hired a different DJ or just done an iPod reception because our DJ sucked.
But yes, I would do it all over again and actually I do plan to do a 5 or 10 year anniversary celebration just to have an excuse to do so!
Post # 24
We had alot of stressful moments along the way and our day was GREAT, but i don’t think i would do it again. I loved our day WITH all of its mistakes and things that happened and thats what creates memories too. We laugh looking back at all of it.
I also LOVE married life, so i can’t imagine going back.
Post # 25
100% Everything: planning, executing and the day itself was wonderful!
I look at picture almost every week because I want to keep all my memories fresh!
Post # 26
@artbee: Dude, we had a wedding for my husband too. I wanted the dress, tux, siblings, and elope.
As for doing it again, only if I can go back in time and not deal with the lying venue coordinator (the reason we didn’t have our 17 piece jazz band in tuxes, but had my Dad handle music less than a week before the wedding) and get an officiant who will show up ON TIME, not 45 minutes late.
Post # 27
I DID elope (sort of–okay, our immediate families only were in attendance–about 11 people) and I’d do it all over again the exact same way.
Post # 28
I would ABSOLUTELY do it all again! It was the most beautiful day!
Looking back I’m sure there are a few things I would have changed (like not hiring a string quarter- they were expensive and didn’t really add anything to the ceremony. A dj playing a song would have been just fine), but overall it was a perfect day and that’s how I remember it.
Post # 29
@stephinPA: Yep, absolutely!
Post # 30
- Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant
I’m actually of the camp that I did it, loved it, and really love looking at photos,videos, and thinking about the memories. However, I don’t want to go back and do it again. I want the memories to be just as they are with flaws and all. I’m satisfied with just passing on the wisdom that I have to other brides who are in the planning stage. It’s a one time event. I’m happy to let it stand that way.
Post # 31
I don’t want a redo, because I liked it just the way it was.
But, I have to say at our rehearsal dinner, DH and I both looked at eachother and were like, I think I would be perfectly happy if THIS would have been our wedding.
That said, being surrounded by loved ones and dancing up a storm were super fun too…