This post has been a long time in the making. And I have to admit something to you – I’m slightly embarrassed about my own wedding. This is not something I’m proud of; in fact, I know that I hurt my husband’s feelings when it comes to my thoughts about our wedding and it makes me sad. Our wedding was beautiful and intimate and special for a variety of reasons. The thing is – we got married before Pinterest. We got married right out of college, and our budget was basically nonexistent. I wasn’t a designer at that time, so there are about a thousand things I would have done differently if I could go back now – even with the same budget.
I’m not here to bash my own wedding, however. I’m here to tell you that regretting something about your wedding is completely normal. That’s the thing about time – as it passes, we long back on things with a different mindset. Trends change and things go in-and-out of style. It’s unavoidable, and the best you can do is stand by the decisions you made at the time.
Don’t worry too much about what your pictures will look like in ten years – if your hot pink peony bouquet will be dated (it will) or the burlap table runners out of style. Thinking about your wedding in a future context will only drive you crazy. I tell my clients a lot of things, but there’s one piece of advice that has stuck out to me since I realized it with my own wedding.