Maybe it is just me, but by Friday, I’m tired of analyzing and tired of doing serious reading on blogs. On Fridays, I just want to see pretty pictures and read about frivolous things.
In that spirit, here’s my completely frivolous post for today:
A few weekends ago we went to my little sister’s beautiful wedding, which, of course, brought up memories of my own wedding!
In the three years that I’ve been married, I keep thinking of things I would change if I were getting married again, starting with: eloping! By the week of her wedding, doesn’t every bride just wish she had skipped the stress and saved the money to elope??
We had a beautiful wedding, held in a park a few minutes away from my parents’ house. Whenever we visit them, we take Hadden to “our wedding park” to play (there’s a playground in a different part) so it is nice to have happy memories of the actual day and to be making new memories each time we go there.
While we loved many aspects of our wedding, when I look back on the day there are things that I wish I could change. I don’t have a complete list, but here are a few of those changes I’d make:
1. Guest List
We wanted a small wedding, which is exactly what we got. Looking back, however, I wish we’d changed up the guest list a bit to allow room for more friends.
2. More Relaxed!
Our wedding was pretty relaxed in many ways, but I wish the reception had been more FUN. I enjoyed my wedding, but looking back, I wish it had been more like a huge party with all our friends. And I kinda wish I’d gone with a knee-length dress and gone with my original plan to have the guys in more casual clothes.
Our first choice officiant wasn’t available, but now I regret not asking another friend to perform the ceremony. I wish we’d had an officiant who knew us better as a couple.
4. Communion and Foot Washing
Originally I wanted everyone to take communion at our wedding and have Caleb and I wash each other’s feet as part of the ceremony (a Christian symbol of service). I gave those up during the planning, but I wish I’d stuck to my guns.
My bridesmaids! My friend, Marlena, my two younger sisters and my niece. p.s. Marlena’s book releases THIS MONTH!! It has been in the works since before we met so I’m celebrating this momentous occasion along with her!
I’m curious! What would you change about your own wedding?? Bonus points if you can include a link to one of your wedding pictures! : )