Post # 1
When I was growing up I wanted the wedding almost every little girl wants: a white dress, a tall, dark and handsome groom, my mother to sob as I am getting ready. I wanted the red roses and five bridesmaids and perfect background.
Now that I’ve planned and almost completed my wedding, I can see how much my tastes have changed. I have a strapless white dress, a tall, dark and handsome groom, blush and ivory and gold decor, five bridesmaids and one maid of honor. It’s perfect.
So how was your dream wedding different from the actual one?
Post # 3
I never wanted to get married, so this is total 180! Lol
Post # 4
When I was younger I never dreamed about all the details. I knew I wanted a big, grand affair because that’s just my taste. I’m pretty much getting just that for my actual wedding. The only thing I wish was different was I wish I had drama free vendors. Example: I now have to tell my florist that I’m going with someone else because they have been flakey and unreliable and I now have to try and get my deposit back from him(there was no contract stating it was non-refundable). And my venue is in the process of being sold.
But I’m marrying the man of my dreams so I’m happy 🙂
Post # 5
Never wanted to get married either. When we started talking about it, I wanted a backyard wedding with BBQ and Kegs.
I’m under a week away now and it’s become more traditional than I wanted. But oh well.
Post # 6
@Milo: Haha, oh well! Hope you have fun!
Post # 7
@IzzyBear: Horrible vendors are the worrrrsssttttt. Good luck!
Post # 9
i always imagined a winter wedding. it’s changed over the years with colors and ideas but I always wanted to get married outside in the snow with a reception to follow in a log cabin/barn/chateau.
my actual wedding is taking place in October in the moutains of Tennessee as the backdrop. Also included in the view will be a river and horses. Followed by a reception at a barn/vineyard/pond.
I was really dissapointed at first that I wasn’t going to get my winter wedding but have come to love my fall wedding as well.
Post # 10
@wisher558: Tennessee is beautiful.
Post # 11
I never had anything in mind for my dream wedding. For some reason I imagined it being in some type of church despite me being atheist. But everything else was up in the air.
I’m looking at the aquarium now, though, for the ceremony. Way cooler than a church I’d have to lie to get married in.
Post # 12
my wedding would be changed in the following ways:
My little brothers would be there.
My dad would be walking me down the aisle.
Id have 3 more bridesmaids.
It would have more extravagant decor–think chandeliers, lots of flowers, etc
i would have a carriage for transportation.
It would be at night with candles and nice lighting.
But the one thing that wouldn’t change and is the most important is that I’d be marrying Fiance and promising my life to him. So the other stuff would be nice but all in all any wedding would have been acceptable because of the man standing beside me.
Post # 13
Actually, I feel really lucky that I am getting my dream wedding. I always wanted to get married in the church next door to where I grew up, and our venue is some beautiful gardens only a couple of miles away (I have always been a country girl). I’ve never been an enormous dress/castle/carriage kind of girl.
Post # 14
I always wanted a winter wedding. But, realizing we also wanted it outdoors and that the weather in our area is too unpredictable, we chose summer 😀 now we get lovely spring-esque weather with lots of flowers for our garden wedding and can take a winter trip for our 6 month anniversary ;]
Post # 15
I always wanted a medevial wedding (after watching robin hood).
I wanted a horse and carriage a flowey blue gown, the groom would be dressed as a knight (not in armour just in the robes) we’d get married in chillingham castle.
The reception would be like a medieval fayre all jousting, archery and hog roasts.
In reality i am having a love never dies theme(all skulls and roses) i am wearing an ivory dress and getting married and having the reception in a stately home.
Post # 16
I never thought about getting married when I was younger. It just wasn’t on my radar. After Fiance and I had been going out for several years, I thought about getting married in the country, near my Dad, in his local church, and then having a reception in a local barn, or in a local country estate.
That went horribly wrong. We couldn’t manage the logistics of it. The location was just too remote, and not disabled friendly. So then I thought I could have it in the university where I work. Also no… their prices are ridiculous!
My next backup option was after I’d planned for a bit… a wedding in a museum, with fire performers on the lawn in front, and a crazy theme! Only we couldn’t find a museum with a big enough space, in the right location, which allowed alcohol to be served (for fear of damage to the exhibits). Same with things like church halls, libraries, and public buildings.
With desperation kicking in, I looked at wedding packages and realised that they make you pay through the nose for the extras, so they were out. Also out were marquees (INCREDIBLY expensive), parks, and botanical gardens. I finally found a historic building with a space to rent which was next to a public park. Realising I couldn’t do better, I booked it. Then I tried to work out how much money I would need to have a rustic, pinterest style wedding… and nearly had a heart attack at the price!
So it’s ended up being a DIY wedding with pretty insane and odd decor. A party with Stuff We Like, effectively. A million miles away from the rural wedding with music festival I originally had in mind!