My wedding was on October 9, 2010. It was an usually warm day for October. The location was at a local museum--The Avoca Museum, which is a big house. A really beautiful, big house. The wedding was outdoors and the location fit perfectly in to my vintage vibe.
So what would I have done differently? My inspiration for this post comes from a recent post by (once like a spark) photography. You can read that post here.
1. Had WAY FEWER guests. I wish that my ceremony and reception could have been more intimate and personal. Don't get me wrong, I loved the way that our ceremony turned out. Just the way I wanted! But there were so many people there, that afterwards, I didn't get to talk to everyone! I had no clue that certain people were there until I read our guest album...sad.
2. Dancing. I wanted to have fun dancing at the reception, but we never got around to more than "our dances." We were trying to socialize and get photos taken. If there had been fewer guests, that would have resolved this problem. I also worried that there wouldn't be many people left to see us off, so we left the reception earlier than I wanted to. Why did I worry? Was it really that big of a deal? NO! Don't sweat the small stuff! I could have had dancing if I hadn't been so concerned about guests watching us leave...
3. Details. I think I did rather well with some details. However, if there had been fewer guests, my reception costs would have been less, therefore more money to go towards the details:)
4. Let my Dad cut his hair. Funny story...my Dad had had long hair since I was in 8th grade. He wanted to cut it before my wedding and I wouldn't let him because I was afraid that I wouldn't like it. It's his hair! He can do what he wants...why was I so picky?! After our wedding, he cut it and I LOVED it! He looked 10 years younger...really. So nice. And everyone was so shocked he cut it! See, I could have let him surprise everyone at the wedding...lol.
Love my Daddy:)
Those about sum it up...especially the details one:) When you plan your special day...stop, think, and take some time to talk to those of us who have already done it! Don't sweat the small stuff though...your day will be as perfect as you make it!
Here are a few more shots from our special day:
Happy wedding planning!
Photo credits: Photography by Misty Smith