Friday, July 19, 2013

Wedding: What I Would Do Differently

 For the last wedding week post it's all about the things I wish I could change or just do a little differently. Every bride has things they wish they could go back and do over and if they say they don't then they either are lying, had an unlimited budget or is just a simple person who didn't want much anyway. I LOVED our wedding day and pretty much everything about it. The things I wish I could change were little things that I'm sharing only to help other brides out there.

{I included a few of my favorite photos that haven't already been shared}

#1 Hire a Videographer. 

I read this everywhere: Get a videographer or or you will regret it. Well, I didn't because I really didn't think it was necessary. I was very wrong. This is one of the big ones. As much as I don't mind not having a video of our ceremony, the big reason I wish I had video was for my brother's speech. As I mentioned before, it was awesome, and I really wish I had it to watch again. Then again it would be nice to watch our ceremony again considering I really didn't pay much attention. Which leads me to #2.

#2 First kiss as Mr & Mrs do-over.

Let me share a picture:

First of all, we stood so far apart from each other during the ceremony and apparently never really got any closer to each other so just standing closer together would have made a difference. Second of all, I'm holding hubby hand...and it looks weird...and it looks like I'm pretending to shoot him in the side...

Do over please. 

#3 Do a First Look

Have you seen the pictures out there from couples doing first looks?! Ah-ma-zing. Plus, I think it would have relaxed Chris a little during the ceremony. He even said he held back a little because he was standing in front of a bunch of people. I think having that moment between just the 2 of us would have been perfect. 

#4 Get Chris a Card 

I had planned on doing this and I was up at 6:30am so I had PLENTY of time. But, I had so much on my mind that morning that I completely forgot. I didn't relax until I was at the church and in my dress. Chris had actually texted me a sweet message before the ceremony as well which I didn't see until the reception! So there's another thing...I could have at least texted him back. :)

#5 Do More Cake Shopping

I know, it's such a small detail and really doesn't matter, but I still wish I would have looked more. I do think our cake was pretty but it wasn't what I asked for. I'm a perfection-ist...

#6 Get More Pictures with Family

There are so many times I look through our pictures and say "Oh I wish I had a picture with...". There was just so much going on and we were getting pulled in so many different directions it was impossible to get everything. This one also leads me to #7...

#7 Make Sure Little A Was More Involved...

We don't have many pictures with him and we didn't get to do a few of the things we had planned. This is one of my absolute biggest regrets...

#8 Go Out After the Reception & Celebrate More...

I have no explaination for this. Why didn't we? I don't know but we really should have. With all the mingling we did during the reception, hubby and I didn't get to really celebrate together and I wish we would have simply just to relax and enjoy the rest of the night. 

I really had so much fun and I wish I could relive our wedding day over and over. We have such wonderful family and friends who all deserve a great big THANK YOU for everything they did to help us make this day so special.

All photos taken by Shannon @ PeoplePaperPrints


  1. I agree with the first look! We loved doing ours!

  2. Hi there. I just so happened to stumble across your blog and I am pleased I did. I loved reading through your blog so far and I look forward to reading more and following along. I am starting a new wedding link up soon {I hope, things are still being processed} I think you would fit along perfect with it. I would love for you to be able to link up with us and share more of your ideas on the different aspects of a wedding. I blog over at Id love for you to stop by and say hello. Be sure to follow along with my blog so you will know when the wedding link ups start.
    Talk soon!

  3. Yes, there are definitely some things I would love to re-do, too. For instance, our first Mr & Mrs kiss too. Looking at pictures it just looked awkward. Oh, well. Love, love, love your dress!