What one thing would these brides change?

You and Your Wedding - - Contents -

“I re­gret­ted ev­ery sin­gle one of the shots I did with my brides­maids the night be­fore. On the plus side, I was too hun­gover to be ner­vous.”


My pho­tog­ra­pher told me she wouldn’t work from a photo list, but look­ing back, I wish I’d in­sisted. There are none of me with all my fam­ily to­gether, just pic­tures of me with in­di­vid­ual rel­a­tives.


“I would have worn a dress I could dance in or had a sec­ond party dress to change into. I can’t be­lieve this didn’t oc­cur to me dur­ing the whole 18 months of plan­ning.”


I wish I’d asked some­one to be in charge of telling evey­one about our thumbprint guest­book. It was set up in a cor­ner of the room and hardly any­one no­ticed it, so we now have the sad­dest­look­ing keep­sake ever – just three thumbprints and lots of blank space!


We should have checked with the venue that we were al­lowed to have con­fetti. I’ll never for­get our wed­ding co­or­di­na­tor do­ing an ac­tion­hero-style ‘Nooooooo’ dive across the court­yard when she re­alised guests were about to throw it.


“I should have ve­toed his choice of best man. I re­alised this about 10 sec­onds into the speech.”


I should have checked that the ho­tel set up the cake prop­erly. We cut into it and the whole top tier fell off!


“I wish I’d remembered to have a bot­tle of wa­ter in the car on the way to the church. My throat went so dry that I coughed through the whole cer­e­mony!”


“We for­got to book a taxi to take us from the venue to our ho­tel at the end of the night. All the lo­cal firms were booked up… by our guests! We had to squeeze in with my cousins.”


I wouldn’t have had a re­ceiv­ing line. My par­ents in­sisted, but they ad­mit­ted af­ter­wards that it was a mis­take – our day was re­ally in­for­mal, so it just felt a bit weird mak­ing ev­ery­one queue to talk to us.


“I wish I’d ac­tu­ally tasted the canapés we spent so much money on and so many months choos­ing! I got caught up talk­ing to peo­ple and to­tally missed out on the food.”


I re­ally wish I’d just gone with the flow in the morn­ing. I got in­cred­i­bly stressed when I heard the florist was run­ning a bit late (only 15 min­utes!) and couldn’t stop snap­ping at my mum and sis­ter – it should have been a spe­cial time for the three of us.


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