Looking Back: I Am My Own “Unhappy Client”
February 27, 2013
I am going to put myself out there and just admit it: Theo and I have come down with a case of post wedding day blues. All of you married couples who had a great wedding might know what I am talking about. You plan and stress, work hard and hope. Finally you experience what feels like the best day of your life (shared with someone you love and your loved ones) and the day after, you are left wanting more. All of that outpouring of love was a very powerful aphrodisiac. Words simply cannot express the gratitude we felt and feel. It was truly a beautiful moment in time. So beautiful, in fact, that it taught me a bit about myself and brought about a sense of regret, leaving me unhappy about something.
As Bill Gates once said, “Your more unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” So, here I am, my own unhappy customer. Let me explain. I have always been against the idea of having a receiving line. I saw them as resembling the lines we had back in school when we headed to the cafeteria for lunch. They were not chic and terribly time-consuming in my eyes. Now that Theo and I have had our big day, we realize that everything was perfect aside from the fact that we did not have a special moment to greet and connect with each one of our guests. We thought of how rude it was for us to forego that opportunity, especially with so many guests making concessions and traveling so far to join us.
We would like extend our sincerest apologies to those guests, and assure that you all were an irreplaceable and special part of our wedding day.
I would like to ask all of you to share your thoughts on both receiving lines and post-wedding blues. I look forward to your comments!