Some of the things that I never saw on our actual wedding day:
Our gift table - hell, for all I know, someone could have made off with all the gifts and I never would have known anyone even brought anything for us!
Our memorial table - this truly disappointed me that I didn't get to see this because our photographer didn't even get a shot of it and I had purchased personalized vases and had set out a poem and digital frame with scrolling photos of all of our closest loved ones who had passed on. Even though it was set up right in the middle of the cocktail area, I didn't think to go stop and look at it and none of my bridesmaids or family mentioned it to me. Thankfully, I was able to capture an image from the raw footage our videographer shot so I have at least have this...the rest of these images are of the elements that were on the table:
This was the one thing that did not come out the way I wanted it to. They were supposed to have a satin red cranberry linen on this table along with some extra little votive candles...oh well.
|Still image captured from Video Keepsakes of Beverly Hills|
Our escort card table - I was so super excited about how all of the little chair favor boxes I had bought, designed and assembled were going to look all set up. Unfortunately, since we didn't want guests taking them before the ceremony started and the guests had to walk through the cocktail area to get to the ceremony area, our coordinators didn't set them up until after the ceremony started. So our photog didn't get any shots of them all set up before the guests rushed back up and started grabbing them.
Most of the cocktail centerpieces - I didn't even take the time to look at all of the flowers that were around the cocktail area. I was trying to focus on the guests.
|By Yan Freedline (Video Keepsakes of Beverly Hills)|
Our ceremony area all set up - I wish I would have gone out to see it before the guests arrived because they were setting it up while we were walking around taking our photos. And once that ceremony starts and you make the walk down the aisle, don't think for a second that you are going to be able to take in all the decor around you!
By Amber Marquez
TODAY'S WEDDING TIP: Be sure to have a bridesmaid, coordinator, friend or someone know if there are specific things you want to take a moment to experience or see on your wedding day. Give them a written list and ask them to come up to you at one or several points throughout the event to remind you that you wanted to go look at your escort table or whatever. And if there are certain things that won't be set up and available to see until later, then be sure to ask a coordinator or whoever is going to set them up to take a photo of them for you as soon as it is all ready in case your photographer isn't able to get over there before your guests do.
Unless otherwise noted, all photos by Robert Mullins Photography