I wouldn't really say I regret anything about my wedding (I really enjoyed the day & ended up married to my best friend), but if I had the chance for a do-over, I'd definitely make some changes.
For starters, I would've taken more time dress shopping. I originally said I wanted a dress w/ sleeves...that was my deal breaker, but I was in such a rush to find something in my size & in my budget but also have enough time for alterations, that I ended up picking something I didn't absolutely LOVE. I eventually ended up at David's Bridal & they had very limited sleeved dresses in my size & in my budget to try on. I was so over the whole process that I just bought something that looked okay...and of course it didn't have sleeves. Don't get me wrong, I felt very comfortable in my dress...it fit perfectly b/c my seamstress was AMAZING...but when I look at the pictures I just really wish I would've picked something different...b/c I don't think I look as good as I felt.
I also wish we wouldn't have spent so much money on food, cake, & the bar. We invited 100 people, ~80 said they were coming, but only ~40-50 actually showed up. I could've 1) invited way more people (and avoided a lot of drama & hurt feelings) or 2) spent less money on food/liquor/cake/decoration & spent more on other stuff (better dress, hired videographer, hired a car service, etc). On the bright side, we used Sam's Club & WalMart to stock our bar, so anything that wasn't open, we returned & got ~$280 back
Finally, I wish I would've been more selfish. I was so worried about not being a Bridezilla, that I didn't get the wedding dress or bridesmaid dress shopping experience I wanted. My bridesmaids ended up in dresses that we ordered online & that I didn't get to see until the day of...and surprise surprise...the color wasn't right. My Man of Honor waited until the last minute to order his tux & couldn't get the one I picked for him. I let guests stress me ALL THE WAY OUT. And the whole planning process was NOT enjoyable & I'm beyond glad it's over. However, I will say that every time something seemed to be going wrong, it always tended to work out in the end. For example, the suite I booked for us to get ready in that weekend got overbooked & they had to put us in a smaller suite that barely had enough room for me to get ready in...but the hotel comped the entire stay.
At first, I stressed a little about the things I wish I could've done differently, but ultimately it is what it is. The people who really mattered & loved us where there & we had a great time. Now, I'm just thinking about all the stuff we can do now that the anxiety & stress of wedding planning is over! And I have some advice to help avoid the anxiety & headaches if anyone needs it
Oh...and I have pictures!