5 Things I’d Change About My Wedding Day

For those who don’t know, every week KateTakes5 sets a challenge for her Listography. So this week she has very topically tied her challenge into the Royal Wedding on Friday (‘There’s a Royal Wedding?’ you ask. I know, I didn’t realise there was one, either!)

Thus, in no particular order, here are the 5 things I would change about the day I married my Successful Other Half last August.

1. THERE IS NOTHING MANLY, OR ATTRACTIVE, ABOUT CRYING IN PUBLIC
When it came to me saying the immortal, life-binding words, ‘I do..’ I looked at my Wife-To-Be-In-A-Minute and said: ‘I do…boo..hoo…hoo.’ I don’t know where the tears came from, but I wished they’d stayed where they were, behind my eyeballs, because I have never lived that moment down since.

 

 

 

 

2. I SHOULD HAVE MARRIED A PLAINER WOMAN!
Do you have any idea how crushing it is to be constantly told – even by your so-called best friends – that you’re ‘batting out of your league’, followed by the hammer blow: ‘God know what she sees in you. You haven’t even got a job!’ Mates, eh?

 

 

 

 

3. I WISH I’D WORN A TIE
It might be OK for Labour politicians to go tie-less these days, but not me. I look like I’ve just spent the night in the cells instead of turning on the style for the biggest day of my life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. WE SHOULD HAVE DONE IT SOONER
It was great that the kids were there but, well, sharing a suite with a (then) eight, five and two year-old wasn’t exactly conducive to Wedding Night romance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The way they were: Dad and Mum on their wedding day

5. I WISH MY PARENTS HAD BEEN THERE
Sadly, my Mum was on the final straight towards her death from Alzheimer’s and my dad was too, well, indifferent, I think, to make the journey to the Cotswolds from Manchester. But I’m comforted by the fact that I was there on my parents’ wedding day. That’s me, the little bump you see beneath my mother’s skirt!

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  1. I absolutely love love love this.
    Cry baby x

  2. No wonder you cried – she’s totally gorgeous (fortunately the kids seem to have taken after her…though I think you said middle son has his fathers, ahem, dramatic ability??)

  3. Terry

    I’m not going to even go there mate, although I will say that the speech made me a bit emotional which I had predicted so had an escape prepared at the crucial moment I said that the rest of the speech was for MBHs ears only and so couldn’t share it and went straight to the toast, phew crisis averted!

    • keithkendrick

      Probably very wise. No doubt I’ll get a kicking for posting this when the SOH gets home later!

  4. Love your list. It’s great to hear it from a man’s point of view too

  5. Beautiful photographs of what looks like a fabulous day. I need to go and do mine!

  6. Great post and smashing list. Although wonderful, there are still lots of things I’d change about my day too !

  7. awww what a lovely looking family. You have very naughty friends lol.

  8. Your wife is absolutely stunning! And a man crying on his wedding day is gorgeous.

    • keithkendrick

      It was just some grit in my eye, ahem! But thank you for the compliment about my wife. She is rather gorgeous, I have to agree :)