What Would You Change? – Real Weddings Questions Answered

  • April 29, 2022
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What Would You Change? – Real Weddings Questions Answered

At Dubsdread Catering we love being dedicated members of the team that makes your big day your best day. While we are masters at the planning and executing the behind-the-scenes work, we know our clients have their own unique perspective on their event. We have culled all the answers from our Real Weddings couples here in hopes it will benefit others in their planning journey.

If you could change one or two things about your event, what would they be? 

“Longer reception; ensure salads are served before the Pastor's food blessing - ensure Venue and DJ are in sync.”

– Lisa Persaud and Phillip Tamburello 

“Having more of our family attend. COVID-19 definitely cut our guest list down by two thirds. That, and probably adding one more hour to our big day, so we could have it go by just a little slower.”

– Erin Pampe and Nicholai Bjoring 

“I mean, we loved everything! I wish we could have changed the fact that we got married in the middle of a global pandemic, meaning many of the people we loved were unable to make the celebration. But we are so glad that we decided to still get married and zoom in our loved ones from afar.”

– Alexa Ruiz and Mark Lowrey

Ian: “The lighting, it was a little dark, so photographers had a tough time getting shots without using distracting bright lights.”

Megan: “It’s silly but I might have worn my hair down like I usually wear it instead of half up. I wouldn’t have changed another thing, I’m just so happy we had it when we did with the Coronavirus erupting less than a week later! Dubsdread was the perfect venue.”

– Megan Glaser and Ian Smith 

“Everything was great but maybe we would’ve wanted to party much longer!”

– Michon McKay and Phillip Friedman

“There is nothing we would honestly change!”

– Mindy Ley and Yefim Romanov 

“I honestly don’t know what I would change because the only thing that mattered to me was that I was marrying my husband.”

– Taylor Emanuel and Chance Caspary 

“If I could change anything it would be not worrying about anything. It was our day and no one else’s. The whole day was rainy, and I had everyone asking about moving the ceremony indoors. The venue was definitely on top of everything. Once Bonny reassured me that she had everything under control it was hard to trust someone with one of the most important days of your life, but I did and she definitely had everything under control.”

– Delilah Cabreja and Esteban Vazquez 

“Absolutely nothing. From start to finish, the wedding went off without a hitch! I wouldn't change a thing.” 

– Becky Harris and Shayne Fairley 

“Honestly we wouldn’t change anything except adding an extra hour! The whole day felt like it was moving so slow and then when it was time to start the ceremony, everything was kicked into high gear! It’s true when people say the day is over before you know it.” 

– Alex Mulligan and Alberto Chevalier 

“I wish I had hired a videographer or asked someone to film certain special moments that a picture can't fully capture, such as speeches. I loved everything but there was so much going on, it was hard to take it all in.” 

– Stephanie Hall and Scott McIntee 

“I would extend the timeframe another hour. We were having so much fun dancing with everyone we couldn’t believe it was over so quickly.”

– Nerissa Vasconcells and Keith Bixler 

“If we had to change anything, it would probably have been the amount of time. It seriously flew by so fast and I think another hour would have really been nice. Other than that, I think our day was wonderful and I can’t think of much else that I would want to be different!”

– Alyson Knaresboro and Phil Enright 

“For the changes, I would’ve liked to have the ceremony time earlier due to lighting and also lighting after the ceremony for the couple pictures. Also I wish I could’ve done an all day rental rather than just a partial day because it would’ve been absolutely amazing to be able to get ready in the gorgeous bridal suite and not have to worry about getting to the venue at a certain time. Luckily the hotel was next door but it would’ve been a great option.”

– Samantha Spring and Brock Stocksett 

“If I could change anything about my event it would be to eat the food!”

– Jacqueline Carillo and Tarek Saade 

“The only thing I would change would be making an announcement for the dessert because we had so much left behind! Our day was absolutely perfect!”

– Megan Powers and Nick Howard 

“I wouldn’t stress so much. I stressed over the smallest things, and it really made me upset. No one is going to notice the small things you do not need crazy large decor or crazy cakes. Just do what you want and not what others want this is truly your day. I also would have started getting ready earlier, I felt like I was racing the clock getting in my dress to get to the venue on time. Take an extra half hour for those pictures at your home/hotel before rushing over as the bride.”

– Shannon Wiessner and Christopher Kelly 

“Honestly, everything was as perfect as it could possibly be. I wish we had done our ceremony and reception a little bit earlier so that people wouldn't have left halfway through the reception (it was a Sunday and people had work/school/etc the next day, so totally understandable), but otherwise everything was amazing.”

– Chelsea Yarnell and Drew Fahrenback 

“Eat more hors d’oeuvres!”

– Jade Geftman and Jeremy Lorigan 

“I wouldn't change anything except we should have booked at least one extra hour, it went by way too quickly!”

– Gina Tims and Bobby Petruzzeli

“Add another hour or two for pictures pre-wedding.”

– Delia Blaise Figura and Phillip Edwards

“Absolutely nothing, all my vendors went above and beyond everything I asked for. My mother-in-law was also the best wedding planner a bride could ask for, and she made sure not a single detail was missed. Every single detail was absolutely beautiful, it was a lot better than anything on my Pinterest board. One random thing I wish I had done, was take more pictures with my phone, I wish I had more goofy selfies with my friends and my husband. I would highly suggest having someone close to you hold your phone and take pictures for you and take a few moments to take some silly Boomerangs and other fun photos!”

– Kelsey Hundley and Parker Watts

“I underestimated just how uncomfortable my ballgown dress was going to be. I loved the look, but I was very frustrated with it until I changed. Thankfully, I had a second dress! We also underestimated how long the pictures would take and had to change our whole timeline last minute.”

– Tatyana Casamiquela and Daniel Aponte

“If I could change anything, I would have provided my photographer with a shot list of pictures I wanted to get. The day before and the day of were crazy busy so I totally forgot/ran out of time to actually write down my shot list. The photographers both did an AMAZING job but there were just a few specific pictures I wish I had gotten.”

– Nicole Brooks and Jeffrey Clyne

“Absolutely nothing! It was a perfect day.”

– Ashley Eiger and Trevor Sweet 

“Not to worry and focus on the small details - some of them wound up being a lot of stress for something that really didn't matter in the end. Instead, focus that energy on being fully present in the moment and trust the coordinators/vendors to do what they do best! Also, we wish we had taken a few lessons and learned how to dance better prior to our first dance - we used the "wing-it" approach, but things would've gone much smoother with some practice!”

– Alexandra (Lexie) Sweat and James Turner

“If I could change some things about our big day, I would try to be less stressed. Being someone in the event industry as a professional, I put a lot of pressure on it to be perfect and it was very overwhelming. Otherwise, the day itself was so much more than we ever could have imagined. Now that we have received our final pictures, we are so in love with the day we created together to celebrate our marriage and family.”

– Katherine Read and Wesley Read 

“I do not think I would have changed anything as our day turned out to be perfect.”

– Erika Echevarria and Edwin Diaz 

“Only thing we would have wanted changed was for more family to be able to travel and join for the celebration.”

– Elizabeth Gore and Jeff Ruppenthal 

“Being able to eat! With the buffet exit right by the sweetheart table, a lot of guests stopped to say hello. While we did love this opportunity to chat with our guests, as it meant we could spend more time on the dance floor later on in the evening, we wish we would have been able to eat more dinner after such a long day.”

– Morgan Randazzo and Christopher Shaw 

 Photos courtesy of the couples and their photographers.

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