I know this thread is older, but since it was revived I am going to add mine :). I still think about these things and am still disappointed and my wedding took place a year ago (in just 8 days!), but maybe one day I will get over it.. -_- Maybe some are more trivial and others are not, but when you spend so much time and effort to plan everything to perfection, if there are some mess ups, of course it will hit you kinda hard. I do have to say though, overall our wedding was very nice, and I got a lot of compliments on everything. 🙂
– It was so windy that day that as I stepped out to walk down the grassy aisle, the wind blew my hair in my face and stuck it there while I was trying to remove it. Had my brother and dad not been locking elbows with mine, I’d have fallen on my face cus I tripped on my dress. I swear I could hear nervous sympathy giggles from the guests, it was embarrassing. And I remember looking at the sky rolling my eyes and thinking sarcastically “Of course this is how it’d go for me, story of my life, thanks a lot!” The whole wind blowing in my face and tripping on my dress was caught and immortalized in our wedding video. I tripped both down and up the aisle and I wished I had my dad and brother hold my dress up a bit down, and my husband help me with it on the way back.
– By the time my I was most of the way down the aisle the majority of the hairspray blew out of my hair so the rest of the night my hair was rather limp and scraggly rather than the beautiful defined old hollywood style waves I had done.
– I apparantly had compliments about the alcoholic version of our signature drinks, but the non- alcoholic version was really sour and not sweet at all, which was the whole point of the drink. My dad and I painstakingly perfected the drink and the bartender did it wrong. I didn’t know until dinner, and I had my husband go tell him to make it sweeter, but by then who knows how many times people drank it.
– They didn’t use our birch branch looking straws for the drinks to go with our theme (which were in a bin and in plain site) and there were these ugly flourescent highlighter colored straws that were used instead.
– Because my SIL and Brother-In-Law were trying to be nosy and follow me into the barn where I was going to get dressed and ready, I told them that no help was needed and I needed all guests to not come in (so no one saw me when I was getting ready in the dressing room). No one was allowed in the barn prior to the wedding, even an elderly lady to rest her feet and other people go to the bathroom. I didn’t mean to torture my guests! I just didn’t want anyone being nosy and coming into the dressing room while I was in there! I don’t know why they did that, but that is NOT what I meant at all.
– Also, I wish that I had told the venue staff/my coordinator to not let any guests onto the venue before 1 pm (wedding was at 2), because who shows up TWO HOURS before to a wedding, JUST to hang around doing nothing?? It just caused problems for us (like the one just above) and because of that I have less pics of me because the photographer was too busy with other people. This is partly why I am having a small photoshoot taking pics of me in my dress sometime soon before I sell my dress (and am therefore now spending more money; I am just a little bitter about this as you can tell).
– We had a parent dance instead of a father-daughter or mother-son dance (since my husband’s mom had passed away my mom stood in place for his for the dance). The notes I wrote about this said to call MY dad and mom up to dance with us. The DJ called up HIS dad and my mom to dance with us.. I called to the DJ “No, no, it’s my dad (insert name here) not (insert H’s dad’s name)”. On our wedding video, you can see his dad start come up. Then, when I call out to the DJ he kinda slides away and is kinda standing to the side on the opposite side of the room pretending it the situation isn’t awkward, until the dance is done because he can’t get to his chair (kinda funny actually, but apparantly the DJ couldn’t read).
– And another ”the DJ couldn’t read” thing: there was supposed to be dancing starting AFTER our cake cutting. He started before it and kinda messed up the timeline a bit.
– My speech (I regret this one the most out out of anything): I was so high on adrenaline and nerves and I forgot my printed speech at home, and couldnt find my phone and I was stumbling on words and sounded so shaky looked like a deer in headlights, and also almost forgot to thank my husband at the end.. after he had JUST said a bunch of nice things about me.. If I had known exactly what I wanted to say, I’d have not looked so dumb floundering about like a fish out of water. The speech I had written was witty, and pretty good if I do say so myself and now no one will know how much throught I put into it cus the moment is gone. This one is also immortalized on video..sigh..