What 19 Women Wish They Had Done Differently on Their Wedding Day

Jul 31, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. ET
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I’ve been married for 10 years as of July. I got married in a courthouse, and I wouldn't change a thing about it.

Except… maybe I would have hired a real photographer so I would have more than 10 awkwardly angled snapshots of the day. And I definitely would have checked out the menu of the restaurant for our wedding dinner so I didn’t end up eating boring Caesar salad on my wedding day because I was too picky for anything else.

In honor of all the summer weddings we're sure to attend, we asked our community of women: If you could go back and change anything about your wedding, what would it be?

From music choices and who was photographed throughout the night to sucking it up and spending a little extra money on a day-of coordinator and hiring a proper hair and makeup artist, here's what these former brides had to say.

A version of this article was originally published in June 2016.

1 /20: A Bad DJ

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1/20 :A Bad DJ

2 /20: The Wrong Wedding Song

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2/20 :The Wrong Wedding Song

3 /20: Photos of the Wrong Guests

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3/20 :Photos of the Wrong Guests

4 /20: I Didn't Register

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4/20 :I Didn't Register

5 /20: I Was Nauseated

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5/20 :I Was Nauseated

6 /20: I Needed a Planner

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6/20 :I Needed a Planner

7 /20: A Better Photographer

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7/20 :A Better Photographer

8 /20: A Custom Wedding Cake

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8/20 :A Custom Wedding Cake

9 /20: I Wish I'd Shifted My Focus

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9/20 :I Wish I'd Shifted My Focus

10 /20: I Should Have Double-Checked

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10/20 :I Should Have Double-Checked

11 /20: I Wish I'd Been Myself

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11/20 :I Wish I'd Been Myself

12 /20: A Professional Stylist

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12/20 :A Professional Stylist

13 /20: It Was Too Big

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13/20 :It Was Too Big

14 /20: Trimming My Hair Day-Of

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14/20 :Trimming My Hair Day-Of

15 /20: Outdoor Wedding

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15/20 :Outdoor Wedding

16 /20: I Worried Too Much

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16/20 :I Worried Too Much

17 /20: I Would Have Had a Radical Dance

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17/20 :I Would Have Had a Radical Dance

18 /20: I Would Have Been Happier

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18/20 :I Would Have Been Happier

19 /20: I Would Have Left Earlier

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19/20 :I Would Have Left Earlier

20 /20: Pin It!

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20/20 :Pin It!