WEDDING TIME MACHINE
What one thing would these brides change?
“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.