I had a great wedding day! I looked great, the weather was beautiful, everyone *loved* our non-traditional ceremony, the food was great, we had a great time, and I married an awesome guy.
But... I was an anti-bridezilla- I didn't care much about the details and was very easy going. I think most people expect the bride to have things planned down to a T- I didn't.
And now I'm starting to realized things I messed up. First, I'm pretty disappointed in my professional pics. (http://galleries.mymusea.com/james-byrd-photography/events/3541/auth#8944/592313
) I was attracted to my photographers by some *beautiful* shots- but those didn't show me that they didn't have a lot of experience in posing people and things like that. And I wasn't picky enough to make sure everyone was lined up a certain way,etc. And I'm disappointed in myself because I picked them not as a budget option or anything, but because I thought I'd really like them. And I realized after our engagement session that they didn't give a lot of direction, but didn't realize how much it would make a difference with getting an entire (albeit small) bridal party to look good together.
Also, I was looking through our pics and was thinking "Where are the pics with my grandparents?" And then realized- we didn't take them. The night before everyone was asking me five hundred questions about details I didn't know. I never thought about asking my grandparents to come early- I figured we'd get those pictures after the ceremony- and totally forgot. And, my dad's entire side of the family was there (which doesn't happen often), and I didn't even think about getting a group photo.
I just hate that everyone expected me to know *exactly* how things were supposed to go. And that also means I put all the blame on myself for the things I missed. I feel like vendors asked me for details that they could've figured out on their own. And I honestly wish people hadn't asked me for my opinion so much!