Happy Friday, friends! I hope you all had a fabulous week. My hubby and I went to the Fleetwood Mac concert at the Sprint Center last night and WOWOWOW. Ohmygosh you guys HAVE to go see them if they come to a city near you. You will not be disappointed. But back to the point of this post… our wedding anniversary is on Monday and I can’t believe it has all ready been two whole years since we said I do! In my own humble opinion, our wedding was absolutely amazing and near perfection, but today I’ve decided to focus on the things I wish went a little differently. So without further ado, here are six things I would change about my wedding day.
- Fix the piece of my hair that was parted the wrong way.
This might not be very noticeable to you guys, but it drives me nuts every time I look at pictures! That one little piece of hair should have been on the opposite side. What I really want to know is why no one helped a sister out and pointed it out to me at the time?
- Remember to bring my pretty hanger for pictures of my dress.
When our photographer came to get some shots of my dress I realized that all I had was the ugly plastic hanger I brought it on. I had a pretty white one I was gifted at one of my showers that read “bride” in gold scroll lettering, but unfortunately I forgot to bring it. He tried to hide the hanger as best as he could but you can still see it peaking out in the pictures.
- Book a separate bridal portrait session.
While my photographer got some great shots of me in my dress, we did not have a whole lot of time to focus only on that. Also, my dress came with a beautiful bolero that I did not end up wearing on the big day, but I would have liked to have gotten some pictures wearing it.
- Order less wedding favors.
Koozies are the perfect wedding favor. They are useful and cheap and are a cute way to remember your day. However, I have at least 50 leftover that are currently sitting in a box in the attic that I do not know what to do with. Maybe I can break them out for an anniversary party one day.
- Take more pictures on my phone and have disposable cameras set out for guests.
Our professional photographs were AMAZING, but I wish I had given my phone to someone to capture more candid shots of our day. Another thing I wish we had done was provided guests with disposable cameras to see the day through their eyes once the film was developed. Also, I would have vlogged the entire day: the guys and girls getting ready, the ceremony, and reception. Our wedding video was amazing, but again, I would have liked to have more behind-the-scenes memories.
- Remember the extra corsages and boutonnieres.
Out of all the above, this one annoys me the most. At the end of the night my mom went to clean up the cottage we got ready in and guess what she found still sitting in the refrigerator? The corsages for my mom, mother-in-law and grandmothers, and the boutonnieres for my dad and step-dad. I paid for them and they didn’t get used, but to be honest if they would not have been found, I would never have known they were forgotten.
At the end of the day, these things were so minor and insignificant that if I could have chosen anything to go wrong it would have definitely been those. That day was filled with so much love and celebration and I am so thankful for everyone that made it one of the best days of my life.