I went to a wedding last weekend. The ceremony was lovely, the bride and groom, Dan and Lindsay, a striking couple very much in love, the reception elegant, the atmosphere festive. But, I got to wondering…if people could go back and do their wedding all over again, what would they change? Soon, I was asking the question out loud. Leaving out the jokester who replied, “I’d change the groom,” here are some of the answers I got.
Katie, who married three years ago, wishes she had videotaped the ceremony so she could see everything she missed as she waited in the back room and as she walked down the aisle, too filled with excitement to notice much.
Don, who married 55 years ago at the Carmel Mission in California, would go back and hire a professional photographer because the friend who took their pictures set the camera on the wrong speed and every picture was blurred.
Teri, married 17 years ago, wishes she’d bought a wedding dress off the rack instead of having hers made. The seamstress kept insisting the dress was almost done and when she finally let Teri try it on the day before the wedding, not only was it too big, but half the lace and the collar were missing. The next morning, the seamstress arrived with the dress unpressed, partially-fixed, and the hem falling out.
Which brings me to you. What would you change about your wedding if you could go back and do it all over again?
Weddings are at the center of my new book, THE WEDDING HEIRESS, which got 4-1/2 stars from Romantic Times BOOKreviews. Delaney is an upwardly mobile career woman who doesn’t believe in happily ever after – even when she has to return to her hometown to plan weddings in order to get her inheritance. Going home brings her back in contact with Mike Connery, the girlhood crush she’s never gotten over. Good thing Mike doesn’t believe in happily ever after either. Or does he?
I’m celebrating the release with two contests – the first runs from October 15-31; the second from November 1-15. Stop by my website www.pamelaford.net/, read the excerpt and enter to win.
Now, don’t forget to take a moment and tell us about how you would change your own wedding!