One of my very best girlfriends and I were chatting about a recent friends wedding the other day. I told her that, if I could do it all over again, I’d do something small, simple, and outside perhaps in Breckenridge, Co a place both my hubby and I adore. She responded by saying everyone she knew, that had been married for a few years, say the same thing. I think it’s important to remember, what with social media, blogs, and Pinterest that no matter what style of wedding you have, there will always be something you would have changed later on. Don’t second guess your choices. Make this wedding reflect you and your hubby-to-be’s style now . Know that there will always be things you’ll look back on and ,as you grow and change as couple, would have changed had you known where your lives would go. Just for fun, this is how my wedding would look today:Image credit: Wildflower Bouquet via Forever Lovely Design, Woodgrain Invitations via Brides, Rustic Cake via Once Wed, Breckenridge Mountains via IN Photography, Mismatched Bridal Attire via Ruffled, Birch Fireplace via Martha Stewart, Mason Jar Flowers & Wood Escort Cards via Style Me Pretty.
Our wedding was inspired by who we were at the time. We were city dwellers and our style was quite a bit more polished. We’re now moving into a more relaxed and rustic style. I want to be surrounded by things that comfort us. Our wedding was beautiful, we had a great time, and I will always look back on the day I married my soul mate with the fondest of memories. Would I marry my hubby again? The answer is an enthusiastic YES! Almost five years in and I love him more and more every. single. day.
To see how our wedding looked almost five years ago, click here.
3 thoughts on “If I Could Do It All Over Again…”
My wedding was great. However it wasn’t what *I* wanted. Now that I know what resources are available to me, I’ve been planning a redux in my head (and slowly on Pinterest) and maybe, some day, for a vow renewal or something I’ll do it. But your advice is spot-on: make it perfect within your means now and just enjoy it!
Thanks for the comment Tabitha! We love to hear from our readers. Your vow renewal idea is spot on and saving up those favorite ideas for when your ready to plan is a great tip for our other married readers too.
David and I were married 10 years ago. OF COURSE it would totally be different if we were to marry now.
We have grown into different people over the 8 years in Los Angeles, the multiple jobs we’ve had, the plethora of travel we’ve been blessed to do and then our move to and past year in Nashville. Our tastes have changed, we’re much more laid back and crave intimate time with our family and closest of friends. So, yeah, I’m with ya on a small something in CO (I left my heart in CO!) or maybe even renting out a castle in Ireland and having our closest of family and friends instead of 400 people…I LOVED my wedding. Still do. It was perfect and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. But, yeah, I would do it differently now because David and I are in a different place in our lives now.
Do what you love. Have faith in your decisions. And know that 5 years, 10 years, 20 years from now, it will all be out of date and silly looking. And your children will LOVE looking at the photos and laughing and peeing their pants. And you’ll love every moment of it too.