I sometimes think back to my wedding (4-8-06) and remember all of the beautiful things that took place on that special day. It was so meaningful, touching, gorgeous, happy and I loved every minute of it. But being a 22-year-old bride, I didn't really know what the heck I was doing. So, I just kind of went with the flow and luckily things turned out well!
If I were to get married all over again to my husband at this stage in my life, (being 30 now and a little more experienced in weddings...and life in general) there's a few things I'd probably change! The first one would be to make it a little more intimate...ok a lot more intimate... and have way less people there. We had 450 people attend! It was a big, Texas-sized wedding! Being such a special day, I probably would've loved having just my family and close friends there. Firstly, it would've allowed me to have a larger budget with more options for less people. And secondly, I probably would've been a lot less nervous about "performing" in front of them all!
And because it would be less people, I would totally do a destination wedding on the beach! I love love love the beach and that whole way of "island" life. We had our honeymoon in Mexico near the Mayan Riviera and that would be an ideal place to have a destination wedding! It's so beautiful there and I can just imagine it being so perfect.
My wedding "do-overs" are especially in the forefront of my mind when designing items for other people's weddings. Funny enough, I have a friend/co-worker who is having a destination wedding in the Mayan Riviera this coming December! She's so kind to let me help her out with all of her papery for the wedding and NYC reception.
Below is what we came up with for the save-the-dates! She wanted an old-world, vintage-map, summery postcard that she could send to her guests. I certainly think we accomplished that! All of the signs pointing in different directions are places that are special to her and her fiancé: where they first met, first date, proposal, birthdays, etc. Such a cute way to recognize those memorable places and introduce the new one in Mexico!
This is just the first piece of her wedding papery set, so stay tuned for more as we get closer to the big day!