Jan 7, 2010

For the past two weeks, every time I turn on the radio there's multiple advertisements for the bridal show at the fairgrounds this weekend. I have absolutely NO desire to go to it what so ever, but it does sort of make me miss the planning part of the wedding- the good, planning part, where I was coming up with ideas, developing themes, finding this and that to decorate with etc. The fun pieces- even though my wedding was absolutely nothing like I'd actually wanted.

Hearing the ads makes me wonder- if I could do it all over again, what would I do? Obviously, it would be with someone other than ex... preferably someone more on my wavelength and less of a groomzilla. I don't know what the future holds for me, but I'd like to think that one day I might meet Mr. Right and settle down- and not have it be a total farce like the first time.

As a teenager, my dream wedding consisted of a church in the Hebrides, or at the very least the Highlands of Scotland. Black carriage horses, burgundy roses, gold & ivory decor. My dream's still somewhat the same... certain parts have changed- I'd rather go with a hunter green, heather, navy & ivory color scheme than black & burgundy, but I'd still want the carriage, the horses, & Scotland. I think I'd want slightly more rustic, vintagey decor now though. As a teenager I was really into the opulent gothic style. The reception could still be the same though- something fun and low key in a local pub. lol. I'm all about just having a good ol' knees up in celebration- screw the stiffness of tradition. I'm pretty much determined that if I do ever remarry- this WILL be what I have. And I won't budge on it- not one bit. Perhaps I need to find myself a sexy scotsman...

So, what would you do?
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divinewillowmama's Black wedding
Sequim, WA, USA
I haven't had my wedding yet, but I did have other themes and color schemes that I really loved. Yesterday I was thinking about putting together some more inspiration boards, just for fun, so I can live out these dreams in some way. Although, my FH and I have thought about doing a vow renewal in the future so we can have another event to plan and decorate. I think I might make one today.... :)
mrsmarshall's Chocolate wedding
Bordentown, NJ, USA
I just got married 4 months ago and I too miss the planning and anticipation. i gues thats why I still visit WBC, but if I could go back I would do so many more thnings that I didn't get to do, one being get a differnt DJ, two have the reception at a different location and two have the wedding later in the evening.

I also would have differnt colors. I loved my colors but after seeing so many different colir combos I wish i would have went with the midnight blue and turquoise instead of chocolate brown and red!!

But all in all i did have a beautiful wedding that was unique to me
kristah's Green wedding
Langley, BC, Canada
I don't think I would actually change anything,our wedding was exactly what both of us wanted, a laid back afternoon wedding with just our close family and friends. I loved all the little details and the dresses, etc.

We did talk about  doing a very small wedding, (probably immediate family only), on the isle of Rab in Croatia. We would have flown both sets of parents and our 2 siblings down there and rented a house. But his dad can't get a passport, so that nixed that idea.

If something were to happen to Jon and I got remarried, that's probably what I would want to do.
's  wedding
Rochester, NY, USA
There's nothing I would have changed, to be honest. My wedding day was exactly what we wanted. My husbands portuguese, I'm scottish. His family expected us to have a big portuguese wedding, my family wanted us to do what made us happy.
We ended up having a medium sized wedding (110 ppl) out in the country. Married outside next to a gazebo in a 15 acre park, men in kilts, ladies in apple green summer dressses, and I was in my dream dress (off the shoulder formfitting, scoop neck, lace dress, small train and completely beaded) had the reception in a simple hall, with a bbq dinner, open bar. It was simple, relaxed, casual and fun. Both my husband and I agreed that it was exactly what we had wanted our wedding day to be like - I wouldn't have changed it for anything.
Everyone had a great time - friends and family are still talking about how perfect it was and how much fun they had.

Would I like to plan another wedding? of course, who wouldn't :) And Scotland doesn't sound like a bad idea to me!
's  wedding
Toronto, ON, Canada
HA, my photographer gave me a pass to the bridal show in Toronto this weekend...i am going for business though, not getting married again.

If i were to do it all over i'd still do the same theme, colors, venue and whatnot, but i'd change my dress to a vintage floor-length gown (no train) and i would have hired a wedding planner just for the day/night. I also would have loved to hire a swing band for part of the night. Other than that i'd keep everything the same...um, maybe i would have gotten rid of one of my BM's too, lol.

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