Wedding Wrap Up

I received my wedding photos last week and I’ve finally put everything together.  My wedding was one of the best and happiest days of my life! It’s hard to believe it was already four months ago!  My life continues to live on and I continue to enjoy life.

In my last post I put together a final slideshow from the wedding.  I also answered a few questions with a survey.  I’m a sucker to look at my friend’s big days so please enjoy.

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Here are a few questions and a quick survey too.  If anyone can learn anything from my wedding than it’s a success right?

What was the best part of your wedding day?

It’s hard because there were so many “best parts”! As cliche as it sounds the best part was celebrating Tim and I with our family and friends.  It was great to have all of my friends together in one spot.

What do you feel was totally unnecessary?

To be honest, I think we got rid of a lot of unnecessary things before the wedding. We didn’t have over the top decorations, 10 feet tall centerpieces or anything like that.  We focused on keeping a simple wedding.  Fancy decorations and over the top glam is some people’s dream wedding but it wasn’t mine!

What would you change, if anything?

If I could change anything, I probably would have invited more people! We didn’t have a destination wedding, however, many people did travel.  This meant several people were unable to come so we had a lot more space then I expected.  Our wedding planner said about one-third of guests invited wouldn’t be able to come.  That was accurate.

What was unexpected that you loved?

One thing I loved was how much people were able to enjoy themselves and mingle with others. We decided not to have assigned seating. We wanted people to sit where they wanted. I was warned this could go badly but guests were able to meet new people and enjoy themselves.  I was happy it ended up well and people were able to meet others and chat. I think it was the riskiest thing we did at our wedding.

What are your fondest memories of your wedding day?

A few of my favorite memories were dancing with my beautiful flower girl, dancing with my husband and just laughing the entire time. I truly never stopped smiling.

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Is there anything you wish you had spent more time or money on?

T and I agree we wished we had spent more time rehearsing our dancing. It was extremely awkward but I guess awkward is the definition of us.  We made up for it during Nicki Minaj’s Anaconda though.

Is there anything you wish you had spent less time or money on?

There wasn’t anything we felt we should spend less money on. We definitely put a lot of our budget into an awesome DJ, good food and good booze. We spent the least on decorations and I think that worked out well for us.

Were there any unexpected surprises or issues?

We were supposed to have sparklers but the firecode in Norfolk prevented that. It wasn’t the worst thing in the world and if I had properly researched that we would have figured it out sooner.

What’s your number #1 tip for future engaged couples?

Tackle each item one at time.

Similar to writing a paper or working on a project, wedding planning has multiple steps that must be conquered. There are so many websites with timelines for wedding dates.  Print one out so it’s easy to figure out what needs to be done, when!  I also think that having a day of the wedding planner was the best thing we did.  We didn’t worry about anything!

How did you feel after the wedding?

I was happy. It was truly one of the greatest days of my life and I will never forget it.

More Wedding Posts: 

Engagement Photos
Rejected Wedding Ideas
Wedding Preview
In Depth Wedding Post

Thank you to everyone who followed along and took this journey with us.  We had one of the best times of our life and could not have done it without everyone.  I appreciate my family, friends and readers sharing their love.  It’s time to move forward to the next chapter of our lives.

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  1. I’ll have to check out your slideshow when I get home from vacay because it’s not working on my phone! Ahhh! You really had the perfect day though!

  2. I seriously lol’d at that picture of you dancing with the coffee mug in your hand. Perfection 😉 And I love that you had such a good day by doing and sticking to all the things that mattered to you both and avoiding all the unnecessary extras.

  3. I think your wedding was absolutely perfect! You put the most effort into the most important things and didn’t fuss over anything needless. Everyone had a great time and could see the love being celebrated!

  4. WOAH. I can’t believe it’s been four months either! I like simple weddings, too. And the fact you didn’t have a seating list is a cool idea. I could see how it could go terribly wrong, though, too. haha!

  5. where in the world did four months go?! crazy. everything looked great. simplicity is the way to go, i want the same or a destination (IF I get married that is 🙂 )

  6. Love this! I like your Q&A and that’s pretty much exactly how I felt too! We were totally minimalistic on the decorations because it was something I just didn’t care about, but it was something we were complimented on a ton (I mean, mason jars with flowers… seriously?). Weddings really are magical! Mine was SO much fun and yours definitely seemed like that too! I think when you don’t stress about it, nothing can really go wrong to ruin the day!

  7. I love all your photos! It looks like it was such a fun and beautiful day! I feel like my wedding was similar, we weren’t worked up about little things and didn’t care about the decorations. We got married in a lodge in Colorado and the mountains provided perfect decor! Not having strong opinions about a lot of that stuff made it a much more fun day and relaxed for us!

  8. Congrats!! I just got married two weeks ago! We kept our wedding very casual and had a great time. Wedding planning doesn’t have to be stressful. I was able to do mine in 5 months! 🙂 May you have a happy future!!

  9. I love looking at people’s wedding photos. And watching wedding TV shows lol. Everything is always so beautiful and full of love & laughter! I liked hearing about your planning.

  10. Such a pretty bride! Loved seeing the pictures — pretty sure you’re smiling in every one of them (even the ones where you’re in the background) looks like you had an amazing time!! Congrats (bit late I know)!!

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