I feel like a brat complaining about my wedding in any way, shape, or form, because it was lovely and everyone worked really hard to pull it off. I am so very grateful for everything everyone did, particularly our parents and the wedding party.
I do have these nagging regrets about the pictures though.The thing is, I was so dead set on my groom not seeing me before the wedding that I refused to do the portraits with him and the groomsmen before the ceremony. Well the hair and make up ran late, so we had to rush through my portraits with the ladies, and then a combination of the sun setting and rain storms moving through meant that we ran out of light to take pictures outdoors after just a few shots in one spot. Our venue had five acres of gardens with so many gorgeous backdrops, and we didn't use most of them. Also, in the rush to get the pictures done, because the guests had no where to go but the barn once the rain started and we were hogging it up with our pictures, I think we forgot to take some of the ones I really wanted, like the wedding party all together. I mean that's such a basic shot... how could I have forgotten it?
The whole process was just very stressful. My photographer asked multiple times if there were any other shots I wanted before she left, but by that time everyone had started dancing, I was sweaty and tired, and I just said we were fine. Now I really regret it. I'll never have that opportunity again. I think adding to the stress is that I haven't seen any of the pictures yet (our wedding was just a couple weeks ago). Our photographer is very talented, but I'm afraid we missed a lot and that the ones we did get will be lame because they were taken inside rather than in the gorgeous gardens. I am really regretting not scheduling the ceremony earlier in the day to leave two hours for photographs instead of just one.
Mostly I'm just whining; I don't really think there's a solution. It's just that every time I think of it, I feel disappointed and anxious. Kind of ridiculous really. Anyone else have any nagging post-wedding regrets?