(Closed) To those of you who are married, what (if any) regrets do you have about it?

posted 8 years ago in Recaps
Post # 3
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I wish I had gotten a chance to eat more of the food (and that the caterers had asked me if I wanted the left overs before getting rid of them)!

Post # 4
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Sometimes i wish we’d have done something very intimate, like eloped, then come home and had the big reception, but I know Darling Husband would never have allowed it. It just seems romantic =]

Otherwise, my advice is to not be too uptight during the day, relax, deep breath, have some wine, and just enjoy it. Don’t stress, just let the day go and flow with it. Otherwise you’ll look back and go, “gee why was I so uptight?!”

Post # 5
1854 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I have no regrets at all, mainly for two reasons. First, we made our plans and didn’t let people criticizing change our mind – we pursued our vision and had our dream wedding. It was us. And, we were pretty easy going, and did not set unattainable expectations – mishaps can happen and it’s not a big deal – you’ll laugh at them later down the road!
Enjoy the planning, and your day; and plan for marriage more than for the wedding – it will make your day extra special!

Post # 6
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I regret my dress.. It looked ok in some pics like the first one here…


Then the second it looks like dog sh*t Frown

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Post # 7
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I wish I had gotten something like this…

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Post # 8
2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I wish I hadn’t listened to my mom after we returned from our honeymoon.  She was mad at my grandma for complaining about the wedding the day after it and then my mom told me everything my grandma complained about.  It hurts my feelings still.  I also wish we hadn’t started the dance earlier than we had planned.  But people were complaining and telling us to do our first dance an hour early so that the dancing could start for everyone else.  Because we started it earlier then it didn’t last the whole time that we had initially planned and paid for.  People all left around 11 and I thought it would go till midnight.

I also wish we had taken more photos – more casual photos instead of all the formal posed shots.  We took formal shots with basically every combination of family members when all we really needed was a shot with each of our respective families and then a shot of both of our families together.  Those are the only ones we have framed.


Post # 9
483 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We planned our wedding in a month and a week and it went perfectly!  There is nothing I would have changed!! :)))  My advice is this: no matter how stressed you find yourself over earrings, shoes, Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, hair, etc., remember that the meaning of the day is worth WAY more than all those little ‘things.’  One of my Bridesmaid or Best Man actually had time to nap on our Wedding Day, I had time to hang out with my parents and sister and get ready leisurely.  It was excellent.  I can remember everything about our day because we realized in advance which things we wouldn’t need to remember and that gave us a chance to really savor the moments.

Post # 10
1104 posts
Bumble bee

We had an ipod reception and I know those can work really well but I regret letting Darling Husband leave it til the night before to do the playlist…by the time he got to it we were in different hotel rooms and he’d left my list of songs at home so just did it by ear. Unfortunately I’m the dancer in this family, and my friends are dancers, so we had to skip a lot of songs he’d put in that really weren’t conducive to our dance floor. I wish I’d nagged him more in the lead up to get it done so we could test it in advance.

But that is such a minor thing in the grand scheme of things, we really had a great day and had such a good time 🙂

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