Best & Worst Thing About My Wedding

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Submitted by Melissa (Boston, MA)

Best Thing About My Wedding:

* A Music Video — We did a funny video set to a Harry Connick Jr. song (We Are In Love), and “recreated” our first meeting (we met on the Internet) and us having fun on the beach. Our guests really dug it!
* Personalize your vows for the ceremony.
* Give out personalized candy bars that have been designed on the computer.
* Have a sign-in photo as guests entered the reception!

What I Would Do Differently:

* Never forget to double check your rehearsal dinner reservations!
* We ended up being shoved into tables in the middle of the restaurant, where it was too noisy!
* Don’t “under-buy” favors bubbles, cameras, etc. Always buy extra just in case

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Submitted by Kelley (Boulder, CO)

Best Thing About My Wedding:

My husband John has a six-year-old daughter from a previous marriage. I really wanted to include her on our special day, so I gave our Pastor special vows for she and I to exchange. John then placed a gold heart pendant around her neck, and I said “With this heart, I promise to be a loving and caring step-mommy to you. I promise to always be there for you in times of need and I will love you with all my heart for all the days of my life”. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house, including mine and hers. Arianna is a wonderful addition to my life and I was glad I could show her how much she means to me.

What I Would Do Differently:

I would not have done the Money Dance. I can’t believe how awkward I felt. Originally, I said that I didn’t want to do it, but all my friends kept telling me how great the extra money was on their Honeymoons. I could have done without the extra money and the embarrassment of the DJ asking people to come and dance with you. Oh yeah, and bring a $20 would ya? Yikes!!!