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Same! Our videographer was actually helping our photographer with picture ideas/angles. We got some good pictures, but mostly all had the same background until the videographer stepped in!
This is kind of a cliche but I regret not fully enjoying my wedding day. There was so much going on and crazy behind the scenes stuff that the day just blew right past me. That day just came and went for me. Also I regret not spending more time with the guests especially the ones that were out of towners. They spent all that money to come and see me and I feel bad about not showing my appreciation if that makes sense.
We don't have any huge regrets, but if we did it over we would change a few things:
- Memorial table out at cocktail hour instead of the ceremony. Everyone is focused on the ceremony during that time so people aren't look around at decor.
- We spent too much on flowers.
- I didn't buy our mothers getting ready outfits, not a huge deal but I should have for extra gifts.
- Our photographer had us do couples portraits first, then our family & wedding party come back 30 minutes later for the rest of the pictures. The pictures felt rushed since we were at the very end of cocktail hour, we should have done family & wedding party first.
- We should have hired a second shooter, we didn't really get any pictures of people at cocktail hour and missed a few details shots I would have liked.
- We didn't take a ton of pictures with guests, I should have told our photographer to follow us around during mingling time & snap a few pictures with everyone.
- We took 4 dances, we needed 2-3 more. We are NOT good dancers.
- We didn't plan our welcome speech very well, we should have taken 15-20 minutes to do that.
Same. I didn't get to really enjoy the reception until after dinner because a bunch was going wrong behind the scenes we were trying to fix it all.
I regret there were some pictures we didn't get to take due to various circumstances. Thinking of doing an anniversary shoot to try to make up some of them.
I also regret not being more assertive about when to do my hair. I wanted to do the bleaching and dyeing of it the night before but my friend who was helping me with it said she was too jet lagged and said we'd do it in the morning. Of course that made us run late.
The only person who screwed up at our wedding was me. We did photos on the Inn grounds, then came in. FI went to greet his arrival in groomsmen, I took off my dress and accessories and napped for an hour and a half. Showered, did my hair, put on makeup and replaced jewelry. Felt fresh and relaxed, sat on a couch and talked to Mom, who left to be seated. Then Dad. 5 minutes before we were to start I did a quick comb of strays, picked up my bag, took Daddy's arm and walked to the top of the Grand staircase everyone looked up, the music started, I lifted my skirt and stepped to go down the stairs,. Barefoot. I forgot to put my shoes back on. After getting shoes, when the laughter died down we tried again. We had written our own vows. But we spent our time at the altar trying to not laugh out loud, every time our eyes met. And my groom stepped toward me to say his vows, burst out laughing, and said,. I'll take you anyways. And I said, me too. So much for hours spent getting those vows just right. . . . Everything else was wonderful. Planned things happened on schedule, effortlessly it seemed. In waitstaff we're excellent, and having worked catering, I am a tough judge. . . . We did an excellent job of planning, partied til 3 am. It is the simple everyday things I screw up, never the hard ones. Great in an emergency. And I was not nervous at all. Just, me being me.
I should have mentioned, the night before I gave in to my niece and nephew, and let them put a different color nail polish on every toenail. Black orange purple green light blue. No one would ever see, right?
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