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Wedding redo

Sierra, on December 14, 2021 at 4:15 PM Posted in Community Conversations 2 66
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Hey Ladies!! I’m getting married soon and I was wondering, what’s one thing you would redo or change about your wedding??

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Latest activity by Shalonda, on January 30, 2022 at 7:15 PM
  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I would definitely have designated more time for my photos OR have told someone to be more on top of it because i completely forgot the props i wanted to use, i forgot the poses i wanted, etc.

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  • Sierra
    Dedicated January 2022
    Sierra ·
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    Photos are definitely important so I’ll remember to keep this in mind, thank you so much!
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  • C
    Master January 2019
    Cassidy ·
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    I also agree about pictures.
    My veil got wet and I took it off. My photographers didn’t notice and were like let’s get some veil shots. It was already in the car, which at that point I wasn’t sure where it was. I got annoyed, then they wanted umbrella shots even though the rain stopped and the sun was out so I was like no. I really regret saying no to those now. So don’t stress/second guess their vision.
    Also, be sure you or they scout the venue/area to get ideas on there to take them. Most of our pictures are in front of a brick wall, which is upsetting. Make a list of important/must have shots. I thought a close up of the ring exchange was standard and was so bummed when we didn’t have one.
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  • Samantha
    Expert December 2021
    Samantha ·
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    Telling him his alcoholic mom can't come and hiring a different DJ. MIL got absolutely plastered, wasn't wearing anything under her dress and kept giving people free peaks when she drunkenly fell down and opened her legs. DJ didn't play any of the music we talked about besides our first and last dance. She actually announced "we're going old school, back to the 80s!" and tried to forcibly promote her business any chance she got instead of announcing things and playing music we discussed. Other than that, wouldn't change anything.
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  • L
    Savvy October 2021
    Lala ·
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    The only thing i would change would be having fewer guests. We had 75-80 guests and I think 50-60 is the sweet spot in terms of getting time with people.
    I tried my hardest to spend quality time with everyone and actually got a lot of compliments i did a great job at that, but fewer guests would've allowed even more time.
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  • Sierra
    Dedicated January 2022
    Sierra ·
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    This is one things I’m a little worried about, we have about 150 attending!! Our guest list was in the 200s but thankfully it’s not that high, but still 150 guests is a lot! We want to enjoy our time together and be able to talk to everyone…
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  • Sharon
    Super September 2021
    Sharon ·
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    I wouldn't change a thing! But I do agree about about the photographer comments. If there are certain shots you want make a list and tell the photographer ahead of time about them. There were a couple of shots i wanted but forgot about in the moment. Trust their vision but also give your input. The grounds of our venue were absolutely gorgeous and had a lot of interesting spaces for pictures. Our photographer had us posing in front of a group of trees for almost every shot until I finally said "hey what about...."
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  • Sierra
    Dedicated January 2022
    Sierra ·
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    Thank you so much! I’m making my videographer and photographer a binder with everything I want, down to the very last detail! I have a folder for almost everything, I just want to be extra prepared!
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  • Samantha
    Rockstar May 2022
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    Yes this. My first marriage we had 100 people at our wedding, and I was so consumed with running around talking to people, I barely spoke to my new husband. This marriage, our wedding will be immediate family only so I can focus on my new husband and the people that matter to us most!

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  • Caswana
    Beginner October 2021
    Caswana ·
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    One thing I would redo is not getting other people’s opinions and just do what makes me and my husband happy when it came to our wedding plans. Trying to accommodate others. BIG Mistake
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  • D
    Just Said Yes September 2021
    Dana ·
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    I only did half day photographer, now woyld get whole day and get a videographer. Drink less alcohol, invited more guests because they almost pay for themselves and I was trying to save $, I went to peoples tables and sat down too much and got involved in too many long conversations, but mostly wish I drank less.
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  • Diane
    Just Said Yes October 2021
    Diane ·
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    She’d any dead weight early on. People show you who they are right away. Don’t pacify them especially for your day. Make sure you rehearse everything! Even reception.
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  • Megfly
    Just Said Yes November 2021
    Megfly ·
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    Make sure you take time to actually look at your reception and eat your wedding cake. We had a s’mores bar and i didn’t even get any. The only reason i remembered to eat my cake is because my photographer reminded me to. It rained and we spent so much time on pictures i feel like i didn’t get to enjoy much of the reception. I can’t even tell you what our food we spent so much time picking out tasted like. I love fruit and had that for cocktail hour and didn’t even get any lol
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  • Morgan
    Just Said Yes October 2021
    Morgan ·
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    Make sure your girls know how to do your bustle! lol my wedding was perfect and if there was any one little thing i had to complain about it was that my MOH didn't get my bustle right and it showed lol. granted, i had a train with 5 different layers and 9 different bustle points

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  • Kait
    Just Said Yes October 2021
    Kait ·
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    I would have hired a videographer. I still haven’t seen any videos of my brides maids or mom walking down the aisle.
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  • J
    Dedicated October 2021
    Janae ·
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    I would of made sure I had time to enjoy the reception. Most of our day was taking pictures so we didn't get to enjoy the reception and I didn't get a chance to mingle with my guest. Make sure someone practices bustling your dress. Put your foot down when you really want something, don't let others sway you.
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  • Kait
    Just Said Yes October 2021
    Kait ·
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    Also, eat! Everyone kept telling me I wouldn’t eat at my wedding and I swore that wasn’t going to be true. I barely ate a thing!
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar August 2021
    Michelle ·
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    Made sure my groom and I were a team at the reception. We weren't really together unless it was part of the schedule (speeches, cake cutting). His friends kept him busy with shots.

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  • Michelle
    Just Said Yes October 2021
    Michelle ·
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    I would watch where i sit. My dress was ruined minutes before the ceremony. I would take more photos of me alone and more group pics. With both families since we dont have a single photo. An i would not get as drunk lol i blacked out and totally don’t remember the ending
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    Just Said Yes November 2021
    Denise ·
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    1. I would have either been more prepared for my hair and makeup or would have spent the extra $$ for an artist.
    2. Came like an hour earlier to the venue
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