What do you feel was totally unnecessary?
We put a lot of time and thought into every aspect of our wedding and we were very cost-conscience along the way. For these reasons, we didn’t really feel like anything we chose to have at our wedding was completely unnecessary.
What would you change, if anything?
We loved watching the transformation of the inside of Vibiana from the ceremony to reception. It looked like a totally different space for each part of the wedding and we loved seeing the inside so beautiful and glowing.
What are your fondest memories of your wedding day?
Having all of our close friends and family members together was the highlight of the wedding and added something special to every memory of the day. From getting ready with our bridal party to experiencing an incredible ceremony officiated by Dave’s father, every part of the day was special in its own way. We really enjoyed the alone time we spent together to digest all that had occurred.
Is there anything you wish you had spent more time or money on?
We wish we had spent more time visiting with our guests at the different tables since we didn’t get a chance to speak to them all. As time was running out on the night, however, we realized we couldn’t enjoy ourselves and greet all of our guests.
Is there anything you wish you had spent less time or money on?
Although the band we selected was amazing, we wished we had spent less money on a live band and had just chosen a DJ. Even though the band was fantastic and enjoyed by everyone, we didn’t feel like it was totally necessary and we could have spent less money and been fine with a DJ.
Were there any unexpected surprises or issues?
Our number one tip to engaged couples is to be realistic and upfront about your wedding budget from day one. Communicate frequently with your parents and each other about what everyone is able to pitch in and don’t wait until a few months before to figure it all out. Also, no one vendor or thing will make or break your wedding. It’s about the two of you and not the champagne or the cake or the food. Those are all added bonuses.
How did you feel after the wedding?
Both Dave and myself were elated after the wedding. We felt that everything went smoothly, our guests loved the wedding and how much thought we had put into it, and it was the happy and joyous celebration that we wanted it to be. Thanks to all of our wonderful vendors and Amber, we were able to enjoy every moment of the day without worrying about a thing!