Looking back, I wish my wedding had been a little bit different than it actually was. It’s kind of the reason I started blogging– so brides didn’t make the same mistakes I did. Well, for the past couple of days I’ve found myself thinking the thought, “If I could do it all again I would have….”. And so I thought I’d share these things so maybe I can help out another bride!
I Would Have….
… researched vendors outside of my small town.
… not had our wedding only 3 weeks after finishing school.
… started reading blogs earlier on in my planning.
… had cuter, more comfortable shoes.
… been more specific with what I wanted for centerpieces.
… seen samples of linens.
… had custom invitations made.
… been more clear with my husband and his friends to not drink the night before the wedding. A semi-hungover groom is not the greatest. Medical difficulties resulting from said drinking are even worse (long story-maybe I’ll share one day).
… had less bridesmaids. 9 is just way too many to keep track of.
… used Wedding Wire to look up reviews of my vendors.
… NOT had brown as one of my wedding colors.
… changed my wedding colors to reflect my personality better, instead of going with the safe option.
… asked to see my centerpieces before the wedding.
… had chivari chairs.
… had an excellent videographer/cinematographer.
… done more DIY- and plan the time for it.
… had less guests. 20o guests is just way too many people. Which leads me to the next one…
… spent more time enjoying the actual wedding.
Basically, I would have done just about everything differently. I attribute me having all of these “regrets” to the fact that I was incredibly busy during the time that I was planning my wedding. I wasn’t able to do enough research and know exactly what I wanted or how to convey it to my vendors. And so, I have regrets, all leading up to not having the amount of time I wanted to put in the planning. So the lesson learned here- look at your upcoming schedule when choosing your wedding date!
Does anyone who’s already had their wedding have any regrets? Share them here so brides can learn from your regrets too!