I was just on Facebook looking at some pictures of a friend from high school who just got married. It looks like it was a great wedding and it got me thinking about our wedding. I loved our wedding but it wasn’t “the best day of my life” like some girls say. Here are the things I would change about my wedding day if I could have:
I would have worn my hair down
Instead of feeling like I needed to invite random family friends who only know the 8 year-old version of me and don’t even know Josh, I would have had a smaller wedding, full of people who really loved Josh and I and wanted to celebrate with us. I think b/c I grew up at a big church where everyone has 622 people at their wedding, I thought that a BIG wedding was the only type of wedding to have.
I wish we would have had dinner. We just had a dessert reception. I wish we had had less people and enjoyed a meal together.
I wish we would have stayed longer. You only have one wedding day. At one point, a couple (whom I love) told us to “get out of here”. They told us that at their wedding, they felt obligated to stay around and they encouraged us to just leave. I don’t really know why we took their advice. Who cares if your guests leave. It’s those who really care about you who stay and scream until you drive off.
So, those are my regrets. They were all my own fault. I just wish I would have thought through things better. It was funny, though, I remember I wasn’t really looking forward to the ceremony but was really looking forward to the reception. On the day of, it was actually the ceremony that I loved the most. It was beautiful and I feel like I really stopped and breathed and took the moment in.
Anyway, if you’re married and reading this, looking back, what would you change about your wedding?