Post # 17
@MrsHalpert13: Thanks, me too! haha. I only had a handful of people (3 friends, 1 close cousin and a couple of aunts and uncles) come from my side because they had to fly all the way from the states to Ireland. I did not get a single picture with any of these guests. Sometimes, I want to be like “what were you thinking?? why didnt you ask me for a picture with you?!?!” And of course, they are all sad they dont have one with me either. Alas, I guess it just means they were all enjoying themselves. 😛
Post # 18
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
We had a welcome BBQ the night before and drank proportionally too much of the white wine, which I totally didn’t realize. So we ran out of white wine pretty early (DIY bar). Oh well, I was definitely to the “fuck it, I’m happy so who care about details!” stage.
I also wish we’d gotten a posed “first kiss” type picture under our arch during the cocktai hour.
Oh well, 99.9999% of it went wonderfully so no biggie.
Post # 19
My only regret is thinking that prestige and more $ = a better DJ. WRONG! We went with the owner of the Pittsburgh DJ Company. Paid $1200 and it was awful.
Post # 20
i regret not taking a xanax. Not kidding. I spent the entire day on the verge of a panic attack and didnt sleep at all the night before. All my friends talked me out of taking my (prescribed to me) xanax so I could be “present” but honestly, my body was so stressed out I could barely speak.
The plus side was that I WASNT in a daze and I remember every SECOND of the day, which a lot of people complain about. And it did not seem to “fly by” ha
Post # 21
My biggest regret is not giving my photographer a list of photos to take – I don’t have a picture of me, my Darling Husband, my parents and my sister. 🙁
Post # 22
Commenting to follow, great advice ladies! I will definitley be referring to this list as planning continues!
Post # 23
I wish I had eaten the cake! We did the cake cutting and first bite, but I never sat down and ate a slice of cake. Thankfully we had too much cake and my mom had some leftovers for us when we returned from the honeymoon.
I wish I had gotten a cute picture of our rings on the bouquet, or a shoe or something artsy.
I wish (like another bee) that we’d taken a staged kiss the bride shot. Still waiting for the complete disc of images so she may have gotten a good one, but I’m not sure.
I wish I had seen the reception area before guests arrived. My groomsmen and DOC set everything up and I didn’t see it until our grand entrance. After that I was too busy talking to really check everything out.
In the end it doens’t really matter all that much. But future bees, it goes fast. Like super fast. Take as many opportunities to take a deep breath, kiss your husband, and say this is really it, finally!!
Post # 24
I have two major regrets (not big enough to ruin the day, but big enough that I think about them every day! It’s only been 2 months though…)
Most important regret for sure is that I was not specific enough with my photographers regarding what we wanted. We loved the engagement photos, but our wedding photos were disappointing, to say the least. They were edited in such a weird way, some generic shots (that you really shouldn’t have to spell out for a wedding photographer) were missed, and there was no “wow” factor at all compared to our engagement photos. Also, we know they took somewhere between 5000-8000 photos, because they told us they did. We’ve only seen 1000 of them. I know that sounds like a lot, but they’re mostly repeats, and we’d like to at least see the unedited photos in case there are shots we like better in there somewhere.
Second big regret – I stuffed my face at the rehearsal dinner! I had been so good in the months leading up to the wedding about eating smaller, frequent meals so that I didn’t bloat (which I do very easily, and significantly!) I think I was so relieved that the day was finally near that I didn’t think. I ate to the point where I felt sick. And then I panicked, because I knew the “food baby” and bloat wouldn’t go down in time. I was right. I weighed 4 lbs more the next morning, and look pregnant from certain angles in photos.
Post # 25
My day went mostly smoothly, but there is one small thing I would change: I only have 1 or 2 pictures of me in my dress, by myself. We kind of ran out of time to so bridal portraits, and the 1-2 we got are nice but the lighting is a little bright so it doesn’t show my dress really well. And they are just me smiling at the camera with a random background so no artsy, dramatic shots. There are so many other excellent photos though, so it’s not a big deal!
there were just a few small hiccups, but everything turned out great! I can say that I a SO glad I decided to hire a day of coordinator the month before the wedding! I have no idea how I would have set up the DIY projects and organized the day without her! Best $400 I spent.
Post # 26
The only thing I would have changed was myself. I got really bent out of shape about everyone not being ready on time and having to wait on my Maid/Matron of Honor to find her damn shoes because she’s so unorganized. And while I still to this day think she was a hot mess that day, I wish I let things roll off my back that morning. I didn’t enjoy getting dressed or anything beacuse I was standing around waiting for everyone to get their shit together and was annoyed. I should have put a smile on and said “C’est la vie”!!