(Closed) What advice do you wish you’d heeded before the wedding?

posted 9 years ago in Recaps
Post # 3
14492 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@UK Bride: Wait, I TOTALLY want to see that fuzzy slipper picture!  I think that is fun!

Post # 5
656 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Thank you SO much for that advice! I’m definitely bookmarking this post to come back to 🙂 I actually think that the slipper looks pretty – you can’t really tell it’s a fuzzy slipper and it just looks like a ballet flat to me!

Post # 6
1041 posts
Bumble bee

@UK Bride:

That the small things I was stressing over really didn’t matter as much as I thought they did.

I do wish I had pointed the photographer in the direction of my family and asked for certain shots as so many had been missed and some family are missing altogether.


Post # 7
6659 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I didn’t really get a ton of advice, so it’s not like I chose not to listen to anything in particular. But I really wish I had approached my dress purchase and alteration process differently. IT was the most important thing to me about having a big wedding (sorry, but it’s true) and it just didn’t end up the way I wanted it because I wasn’t aggressive enough with the dress shop. They had it come in super late, only a couple weeks before my wedding and it was too small (their fault). They were super mean to me and wouldn’t listen to anything I was saying about how I wanted it altered. It still looked great, but I see a lot of photos where it was too loose around my stomach and my heart sinks 🙁

Post # 8
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Decide what’s important beforehand and then don’t sweat the stuff that’s not on that list. Day-of, I did this really well and enjoyed everything, but I struggled with it both before and after the wedding. The “I wish-es” and “but if I could just squeeze this last detail in-s” and the the “If I could do it over again, I would have-es” will kill you. You can’t do everything, and some things won’t go exactly as planned.

Post # 10
2259 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Be willing to say ‘no’ more often. 

No to drama, no to personal privacy invation just to keep the peace, pretty much no to everything people tried to ask or do with me during the engagement. 


Post # 11
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

This is great!!  Thanks!!

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