Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Swell Dame

Am I the only one who would completely change EVERYTHING about their wedding if given the chance? (minus the man I married, of course!) It's not that my taste has 'changed', which in a sense I guess it has, it's just that at the time I didn't KNOW any better and now looking back I want it completely different! Don't get me wrong, I'm more than grateful for the beautiful wedding I was so blessed to have, I just know so much more about weddings and color schemes and what not now, more so than I did then. Oh, brides.. we're so silly. Not to mention CRAZY emotions were ripping through the place, making decisions for us. Anyway, as weird as this may sound to YOU, I would have done my hair differently (one of the MANY things).. and I would have liked to wear something in it that reflects my passion for the ocean.. ie, a starfish, sand dollar, seashells, what have you. Tastefully done of course. Andrew and I are really into blues, greens, creams, and white (lots of white).. and it would have represented US much better as a couple that day. Am I weird? ..don't answer that. Regardless, I would have made it look classy.



{via Etsy}

Colors, the dress, invitations, the bridal party getup.. what have you.. the whole lot.
What would you change?

**Girls who have yet to marry: A word to the wise... REALLY THINK IT THROUGH! There are lots of decisions and unless you genuinely don't care, choose wisely, you might regret it later! LIKE US! Haha.

11 comments:

Tiffany said...

I know what you are talking about! I would have changed the location of our reception, the decorations and the food served. Those are the big things that I would have changed. Oh and probably my hair too! and for the record, I definitely do not think that you are weird!

Melody said...

I would've changed SO much too!...my hair, some picture locations, my dress, bridal party...you name it. It could all be redone better. I had no idea what I was doing! I like your idea of putting more of yourself into it...I would like that, too!

Erin and Aaron said...

you know. i'm the exact same way. i tell aaron that all the time "can we have a second wedding!" It's true--too much going on, you just don't think.

I look at wedding dresses online all the time! hahha

Ashley Smith said...

hair (color and style), dress, veil, paying for a tanning bed beforehand would have been nice too, bridesmaids outfits...reception was good enough for me though

Lacey said...

I actually think about this all the time! I had such little control over everything..the only thing I picked out was my dress and bouquet! I DEFINITELY would have changed my hair--it looked horrible! I always wished I would have put a hawaiian flower in it to represent my heritage. And I wish I put my foot down a little more because my mother-in-law totally took over my wedding. When I arrived at my reception, it was the first time seeing any of that stuff. sigh. At least I got to pick out the groom! :)

Francesca said...

I totally feel this way too, but never told anyone (except Justin) cuz I thought I would sound ungrateful since I had two receptions. I would've worn a veil, done my hair and makeup differently, rented musical equipment or had a DJ, kept my bouquet and used a fake one for the toss, had bridesmaids/guys, choreographed our first dance, and organized the reception better (shorter, too). For the Wisconsin one, I would've said no to the honky tonk/polka band and had a real dance! I echo Erin: I ask Justin all the time if we can renew our wedding vows for our fifth anniversary so I can do it better!

Joanna said...

I totally know what you are talking about too. I agree though that the most important part is that we chose good men and got married in the temple :)

alexismunoadyer said...

I would have politely asked a certain girl wearing shorts, who wasn't invited to the formal event to change. ..and stop following my photog around. That is all i need to say about that.

Lissy said...

I agree - I'd change a lot of the decorative things. My ideal color scheme totally did not happen. I almost completely let others take it over because I was in college about to graduate right before, but I am totally grateful for all they did - and still it was the most beautiful best day of my life!

The QuietRopes said...

As I am watching my brother and his fiance plan their wedding, I am wishing I could get married agian. to the same guy of coarse. At the time I didn't really care about the whole event. But know as I am looking back I wish I would have done a lot of it differently. I would change the dress the hair-do, the location of the reception. I am thinking outside would have been so nice. And definatly the colors. What the heck was I thinking. Then again, my favorite colors have definatly changed over time. My favorite part about the wedding was my cake, and even that I would have changed.
This is when you realize what's done is done, but you can plan an awesome ?th anniversary party(I am thinking 20th), with a beautiful dress and hair-do, and wonderful food. Everything that represents what the too of us have become together :)

Alex Monroe said...

Hey, you don't have to tell me, I'm last. we're gonna do everything right. haha! just kidding.