While planning a wedding is a full time job and task in itself, the additional stress of wanting to make your wedding as memorable as possible can be an added challenge. When I was planning my own wedding, I found myself asking the same question over and over again - "Will people remember my wedding as one of the best that they have ever attended?". I thought of all of the little details, the monogram, the invitations, the favors, the decorations, MY DRESS, the attire of the rest of the wedding party, the flowers, the songs, the cake... I found myself changing the colors and look of the wedding numerous times to have that "one of a kind" wedding that I was hoping for. With a large guest list, I knew that we might not have the overall "WOW" reaction from every guest that I had been hoping for. Becoming so frustrated with the whole question of having a memorable wedding, we even considered going to a tropical place and getting married without the huge guest list or fancy frills. However, after much discussion of wanting to be sure that we could spend our wedding day with people who we care about, that option was quickly ruled out.
Then... the big day came and I wouldn't change it for the world.
Our wedding was a huge success. Everything came together and, even with the rain and the spot that I have wanted to have wedding pictures taken since I can remember turn into a muddy grass mess, it was perfect. It was actually the "muddy grass mess" that made one spontaneous picture the most memorable part of our wedding that our guests love and still talk about - a group picture with ALL of our guests and wedding party next to the church. Our photographer was actually hanging out of one of the church windows to get the shot. It was perfect. Nothing that I had originally planned on or even thought of, but it was perfect!