We are just coming down from our post wedding high! There is nothing quite like it.
I have been writing our wedding review but I wanted to write this post first to seek some advice from other past brides.
Everything went well, there were some small glitches that I will write more about on our review, but essentially the experience was the best time of my life. It was a combination of the people who went, the beauty of the beach and resort that contributed to a perfect day.
When we left the resort I started crying because I knew that I had just spent the best time of my life at this resort with a group of people that I may never have all together again. Our guests traveled from England, Peru, Spain, parts of Mexico,Toronto and Windsor so it's probably safe to say that they won't all be in the same room again.
I have never felt an overwhelming feeling of happiness and gratitude as this before and the advice I took with me from previous brides was to stop and really take it in. There was a point where I was doing the bouquet toss and my dad's wife introduce a Mexican tradition which is to do a serpent dance (follow the leader type of dance) and all the women were wearing veils that she had made and they were dancing around me...everyone was so in the moment and so happy that at that moment I remember dancing and just thinking, like wow, we pulled it off...like we threw this epic wedding and we are so happy. I don't know if anything in life can top this happiness and if nothing else does I am ok with that because it was epic.
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I don't necessarily have post wedding blues - but I do feel a few regrets of things that I didn't get to do. I can't seem to let them go. My sister gave me a really pretty silver bracelet and I don't know why, but I didn't wear it the day of the wedding. I felt so bad. I know she wanted to gift me something to wear and I ended up wearing a bracelet that was significantly daintier and I just didn't want something too chunky. I have been seriously thinking of asking the photographer to Photoshop the bracelet in ...is this crazy?? probably. I just feel like i should have worn it.
Another regret is that we didn't take shots with each bridal party member. like individual shots. It was like 40c and I think we were all just hoping to get out of the heat but now looking back I feel really bad that we don't have individual shots with each person in our wedding party.
I'm actually really annoyed about it the more I think about it. I wish we had done different shots with the bridal party- maybe i'll feel different or better once i see the pictures. I don't know. ahh
We did have group shots, and here is a sneak peek but not individuals
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Our photographer was great and started shooting Thursday night at our bachelor/bachelorette party and took a few candids friday night and then sat and Sunday and joined us on our trip to tulum. In total he said he has about 5000 pictures...I don't know if in the grand scheme of things it's a big deal not to have individual shots but for some reason I"m really bothered by it.
The day we arrived there was a huge tropical storm and the wedding that took place that day had to totally move her outdoor wedding indoors and was very upset by this..i'm sure she is full of regrets so I know that I should be grateful for the beautiful day we had and move forward but I just wondered if anyone else had any similar feelings after their wedding.
I'm sharing a few more shots. We ended up doing our own flowers and I saved soooo much money. I made our centre pieces and bouquets the night before. My bouquet and the gazebo flowers were included in our package so I didn't make those but the other ones were done by myself.
I spent $250 canadian in flowers versus $1000 usd. score!!
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Any advice would be welcomed! I"m just trying to shake off these few things that I feel bad about.
Edited by veryvalentine, 30 June 2015 - 10:54 AM.