I don't regret anything. To me the day felt perfect. Dh and I got engaged in the December but kept it from everyone until we had decided what we wanted to do. We announced in the September and were married in the October. We only had our immediate family present at the ceremony and they only found out about it 2 weeks prior. We had originally planned on eloping but my grandmother's health had started to decline rapidly and I knew I was going to be the only grandchild she would see get married. After the ceremony we had a 'reception' at the in laws with our family and friends. They all thought they were there for our engagement party.
If we were to have our time again I would have bought my dress sooner. I ended up having to race around trying to find something the week before as the one I had needed too many alterations (apparently it was made to fit ). I would have paid to have my make up done. I would have decorated the 'reception'.
Tips - Try on a variety of style of dresses. The style I thought I wanted I actually hated once I got it on.
Don't skimp on a photographer. The photos are all you will have left after the day is over.
Have lots of good food and plenty to drink.
Don't let anyone tell you what you HAVE to do. It's your day
My awww moment would be driving back to the in laws from the ceremony. We owned a HG Prem at the time and it had a bench seat in the front. I sat tucked up right beside dh with his arm around my shoulder. We had our 1yr old ds in the back, all the windows down (the only a/c the beast had!), sun shining....Seriously, perfect!