I always get asked about how hectic my wedding day was, what went wrong, etc. I am going to spill it all out for ya. First of all, I don’t want to take anything away from that beautiful day, it was the BEST day of my life. However, I wanted to write this for future brides who are currently pinning their lives away looking at ideas, venues, decor etc. Is it worth it? Of course. Some of the things I did, maybe not.
Below are 5 things I wish I did differently, along with things I am so happy I did!
1. Taken the time to dress shop with all the people I love.
Three months into my engagement of course I went straight to Davids bridal to look around. I went with my mom and a friend and I found a dress I liked that was reasonably priced and bought it. Just like that, the moment was over. The first store I went into I found my dress. Many would think this was great but I wish I had taken my time to shop around more. I also wish I would have invited all my other friends and family (especially my grandmother and my mother in law). About a month later, I looked online and found one I loved (here) and returned the other one I bought because I liked it.
2. Wearing my hair how I wanted
As an engaged girl, I had pictured my beautiful beach wedding with me wearing a flow dress and my long blonde hair blowing everywhere. When I was first trying out hairstyles every single person advised me to wear my hair up in an up-do or braid. Okay, this was the very logical choice. BUT I was so in love with my hair at the time. I wish I would have worn my hair down, even if that meant it was frizzy and blowing all over the place.
3. Being a Bridezilla
I know many people say this but I really wish I hadn’t stressed out so much about every little detail. My best friends and I stayed up the night before till 4am trying to make sure the decorations looked perfect. I wish I had chilled out about things that did not matter.
A good question to ask is: will these details matter 5 years down the road when you’re happily married?
4. Fighting with my Mom
This goes along with being such a bridezilla. I wish I had spent more time with my family during my engagement year. Instead, a lot of it was spent arguing with my mom about details and planning. Once you are married, time with your family is amazing because it has grown, but it is still a little different. Take advantage of this time of singleness!
What are your biggest wedding regrets? Let me know in the comments!
24 year old.
Mother of an adorable puppy.
Wifed up to the coolest husband.