My wedding – the good, the bad, and the ugly

posted 1 week ago in Recaps
Post # 3
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

Awww how overwhelmed you must be! I remember you posting about doing your own makeup. It sounds like you are being WAY too harsh on yourself especially about your appearance. It’s so easy to criticize ourselves and anything we perceive as an imperfection, especially on your wedding, which is “supposed” to be perfect. I bet you looked absolutely beautiful, and people are posting pictures of you because they LOVE you and they had fun! 

Despite all they craziness, it sounds like you were surrounded by all the people you love, and you got to marry your wonderful partner, which is the most important part. You might be upset now about all the things that veered off course, but it sounds like you have a lot of funny stories to tell years later 🙂 

Post # 4
1030 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

I LOVE your cape! And the setting looks breathtaking.

It sounds like you took on a lot and I’m glad that you have some time to relax now! Try to keep focusing on the positives, like marrying your husband and throwing an amazing celebration that your loved ones could be part of.

Post # 5
1104 posts
Bumble bee

Beautiful photos! And come on girl- I know the photo only shows your back but you don’t look heavy at all! I love your cape! I’ve never seen that before!

You should sleep on it and I bet you’ll feel better. Don’t worry about the photos your guests took- wait til you see the professional photos.

There’s a reason we hire photographers for these events! Lol no offense to lay people but photographers know all the right angles for the best lighting!


Post # 6
795 posts
Busy bee

strawberrysakura :  Well, from the pics you posted…everything looked beautiful. And what a beautiful bride! Your cape is to die for. I love it! And I am not just saying that either; that’s the first thing I thought of before I read your post. 

I am sorry you were so stressed! And yeah that was pretty rude of your Man of Honor to bring that up, but I am sure to him that’s enderaring and funny. And I am sorry you were so overwhelmed by everything else! The good news is, it’s all over and you can enjoy being married to the love of your life <3

Post # 7
297 posts
Helper bee

Girl !! It’s over you’re married congratulations!!! Also from the photos you shared I just want to say it looked magical. Also you probably made a STUNNING bride 

Post # 8
636 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

Did you really get a rainbow??? SO COOL!

Just from your back profile I 100% get a fairy princess vibe. I bet with some time you won’t see the flaws you do now. Right after my wedding all I could see was my back bulge due to having a strapless corset style dress and now I don’t notice anything negative. 🙂

Post # 10
1097 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

You look beautiful, your venue and settings look beautiful, congratulations!

I just wanted to add to what others have said – if you had a professional photographer, I’m 98% sure they will not send you unflattering photos of you. My photographer took about a million pictures, and yet in every single one of the ones she shared with me, every person looks radiant and happy and attractive. There must have been plenty of unflattering ones taken, but the final edited album is amazing.

Post # 12
1253 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Oh, it sounds lovely. I’m sorry you were so stressed. It sounds like you’re focused on what went wrong right now, but that will fade and you’ll have beautiful photos to look back on and you’ll just remember the good parts.

I got married Aug 2018 and at first I was disappointed by a lot of different things. I also did my own hair and makeup and despite practicing a bunch of times, it just didn’t turn out how I wanted on the day of. But now I look at my photos and I just remember that I got to marry my favorite person. Try to be kind to yourself. If your best friend came to you saying “I hate all the pictures of me, I look like a cow” you would say, “You don’t look like a cow, you’re the only one who’s seeing you that way. You look beautiful and most importantly, you look happy.” Be your own best friend right now.

I think it’s easy to have high expectations after planning for so long. But it’s important to remember that it’s not a movie where everything is perfect and the music swells and everything says the perfect thing. It’s real life with real people who’ve never made a speech before and say the wrong thing; and real weather that doesn’t cooperate and causes your makeup to melt or your hair to go flat; and real bodies that don’t look amazing from every angle. But that doesn’t make your commitment any less beautiful.

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