(Closed) What are the best wedding decisions you made?

posted 9 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Umm, I can’t think of 5, so here are my top 2!

1. The photographer!

2. Letting it go and just enjoying it even if it wasn’t perfect.

Post # 5
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

1.  Hiring a Day of Coordinator.  Her fee included an assistant, so while the DoC was at the church with me, the assistant was at the venue.  The DoC also ran the rehearsal and did a good job wrangling the priest.

2.  Prioritizing.  I knew everything wouldn’t be perfect, that I couldn’t afford everything I wanted, that I couldn’t accomplish all the DIY I wanted.  So I decided what was most important and focused on that- my time, my budget, my energy.

Post # 6
2271 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

1. Having the ceremony at a garden at the college where I teach — a beautiful setting and my contacts in Facilities made sure the area was in top shape. My friends in IT wired the area for sound and even cued the music — all for free!

2. NOT sticking with the custom-made dress that turned out horribly and going for another dress that made me feel gorgeous!

3. Going for a different look – let’s face it, not many 50 year old brides can pull off the sleeveless poofy white dress thing so I didn’t even try. I went with a champagne-colored turn oif the century replica, a Victorian tea hat with a bunched veil and Victorian lace boots. Peope are still commenting to me about the unique look!

4. Print-your-own invites. Got ’em for $6 a box off of eBay and a student offered to laser-print them for me. A brillant move!

5. After-party the next day. Although we had a simple reception immediately after the ceremony; the pig roast the next day was such a blast! We agreed we are going to try and have one for every anniversary!

Post # 7
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

#s 1-5 would be splurging on the photographer.  That is a choice that I will never ever regret…  Other than that, we just followed our guts, and it all seemed to work out!

Post # 8
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Gosh this could be hard!

1.  Choosing My Fiance 🙂  I know cheesy. But after calling off my wedding and trying to find the true me I found him and am so thankful for that decision everyday!

2. My e-ring. It is both of our birthstones and we met on his birthday.  It is the Legacy Aquamarine Halo from Tiffany’s. I’ve never had anything from there and I foresee giving this piece of jewerly one day to a little one! 🙂

3. Our venue.  We went with an airplane hangar that looks like a WWII hangar.  The Fiance is a pilot and that was our initial attraction.  However, now we have learned that his grandparents met overseas in WWII.  She was a nurse and he was in the Army.  Also two of our other Granddad’s were in WWII.  So we are going to showcase their photos, letters home etc. In front of the old Army Jeep inside the hangar.

4. Our Cake.  The venue is 5 hours from my home town.  I didn’t feel comfy with any of the cake vendors near the venue. So we are going with our home town cake bakery that everyone here uses for their weddings.  She will deliver it but I feel better knowing that she’s doing the cakes!

5. Our invitations.  I found a seller on Etsy to design an invitation that looks like an old USO Dance invitation.  I am having one made into a poster size and matted to use as the guest book!

Post # 9
3331 posts
Sugar bee

Best decisions I made about the wedding:

  1. The Groom–‘Nuff said! 😉
  2. The Venue–Was totally worth the splurge.  It was great to have our ceremony and reception all in one place
  3. Guest List–we kept things small and it was really awesome.  It was great to be able to talk to everyone without spending the entire night doing it. 
  4. Photographer–We spent a lot of money on photography, but it was totally worth it. 
  5. DIYing flowers–We saved a TON of money on flowers (only spent $60) and no one noticed!

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