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.
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!