Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Post Wedding Survey: Kelly & Brandon

I love it when my clients take the time to fill out my post wedding survey. It's always so interesting to read what were their favorite parts of the day. Enjoy!


Q. What was the best part of your wedding day?
A. The best part of our wedding day was immediately following the ceremony when Amber and her team whisked us away into a hotel room, so we could enjoy champagne, appetizers, and a few moments alone.  We came off the high of the wedding ceremony, and it was wonderful to be able to have some time to reflect on what just happened!  It was the only opportunity we had during the day to be by ourselves, and in these moments, we laughed, cried, and excitedly talked about the huge step we had just taken.  I cherish those first few moments we spent as a married couple!
Q. What do you feel was totally unnecessary?
A. It was completely unnecessary that I worried so excessively in the months leading up to the wedding about the endless things that could go wrong.  On the day of, we dealt with the small hiccups that occurred, and none of them diminished our joy or excitement in the slightest.  I’m sure Amber’s team experienced more prominent mishaps, but we and our guests were totally clueless!

Q. What would you change, if anything?
A. I maybe would have gotten married later in the day!  The heat in the valley on our wedding day was blistering.  As happy as my fiancĂ© was during the ceremony, he and the rest of his groomsmen had sweat rolling down their faces, and I’m sure they were very uncomfortable.  I wish now I would have checked out the venue at that time of day beforehand, so I would have been more prepared for the heat!

Q. What was unexpected that you loved?
A. It was totally unexpected how incredible our flowers from Peony and Plum were.  My vision was far surpassed by our brilliant and talented floral designer, and it took my breath away. Also unexpected was how well our guests got along.  Even though they were from all different backgrounds and walks of life, our whole day was like one big love fest.  Numerous friendships were forged between our guests, and the vibe formed from the camaraderie and excitement was insane!

Q. What are your fondest memories of your wedding day?
A. Our fondest memories are of our ultra-packed dance floor, full of everyone we loved, from eight years old to eighty, dancing the night away to Katy Perry and Lady Gaga.  People we never expected to boogie were dancing, making new friends, singing, and laughing.  Most of our guests danced for two hours straight!

Q. Is there anything you wish you had spent more time or money on?
A. Honestly, nothing!  We (and Kelly’s parents) splurged on everything we wanted, from our awesome wedding coordinator down to the smallest details.  We have no regrets!

Q. Is there anything you wish you had spent less time or money on?
A. I think we could have saved a lot of time and effort if we would have trusted our instincts from the beginning.  We spent a lot of time debating our different options, even though we ended up choosing our first choices anyways.  Future brides- listen to the little voice inside your head and trust yourself!

Q. Were there any unexpected surprises or issues?
A. It was a surprise how leisurely the day (before the ceremony) was.  Amber padded the timeline well, so my bridesmaids and I had time to hang out, gossip, eat, and enjoy a glass of champagne before the photographers and videographer arrived.  Knowing that I had plenty of time made me extremely calm and relaxed throughout the day.

Q. What's your number #1 tip for future engaged couples?
A. “Getting married” is about a lot more than just the wedding day.  The years, months, or weeks leading up to the wedding is an incredibly special time if you let yourself enjoy it.  Indulge in the excitement and appreciate every moment!  It goes by quickly no matter how much time you have!

Q. How did you feel after the wedding?
A. Excited, blessed, happy, relaxed, and overjoyed that there were no major hiccups on the big day!
           

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