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Biggest Wedding Regrets Couples Have

Biggest Wedding Regrets Couples Have


“Your wedding day was ‘perfect’, but if you could do it over again, what would you do differently?”

Your wedding day is one of the most significant days of your entire life and you want everything to go off without a hitch. Unfortunately, obtaining perfection can be a daunting task. With all of the pressure and planning, it is almost a guarantee that you will make a decision you regret later. However, we are here to offer a beacon of hope for any worrisome brides! Below are some quotes and things to consider from real brides with their biggest wedding regrets.

Biggest Wedding Regrets Couples Have

Spend time alone with each other before the ceremony”

“My husband and I did the first look and I am so happy we did. It was so romantic. Great pictures came of it and we got to spend some time together before tying the knot. Just a few minutes to reflect and admire one another before the chaos was well worth it.”

Hire a wedding planner

“I am a perfectionist and I thought I could get by with planning everything on my own. I wish I could accurately depict how wrong I was. The photographer arrival, the flower delivery, the videographer arrival, hair and makeup arriving, catering, band, etc. It was all too much for me and I had no time to enjoy myself. I even tried to get my family to help with some of the responsibilities, but I felt bad doing that since I wanted them to enjoy themselves. My wedding day felt more like a chore and that’s no fun. Please do yourself a favor and budget for a planner!”

Hire a wedding videographer

“Video can be expensive, but I think it would have been so worth it. Think about how involved we are with video every day of our lives through tv shows, movies, home videos, etc. We spent quite a bit on our photographer and our wedding photos came out amazing, but it would’ve been nice to have real-life footage as well. A picture is worth a thousand words, but a video actually says them. ”

Eat a good breakfast

“We got married during the day in June a few years ago and it was scorching outside. All I could think about was a stack of pancakes all day, but I didn’t get a chance to eat until the reception was almost over. I was cranky and frazzled.”

Don’t get drunk the night before

“Being hungover on your wedding day is not the way to go. Trust me.”

Have a schedule for the day

“Please have an outlined schedule prepared for everyone and everything prior to the wedding day. Have an outline of what everyone is doing and when. I was so stressed worrying about the logistics of the day that I didn’t get to enjoy it how I would’ve liked.”

Make a photo album ASAP

“Photo albums take a lot of time to make, but think about how nice it will be to just pull out this album to show your family members for years to come. Digital pictures are convenient and necessary, but there is something about sitting down with your friends and/or family and actually touching and admiring pictures on paper that is so special.”

Choose your wedding party wisely

“You don’t have to choose people to be in your wedding party based on a feeling of obligation. If you don’t want someone in your wedding party, don’t put them in it. It’s less stress and potential drama. And for those you do want, be clear as day about what you expect of them, but try not to go bridezilla because no one likes those. (LOL)”

Do a hair and makeup trial

“I found a hairstyle I liked on Pinterest and showed it to my stylist on the wedding day. Let’s just say, we ended up having to wash my hair and completely start all over afterward. I highly recommend having your hair and makeup artist do a trial and see what looks best before the wedding day.”

Don’t Invite People Out of Obligation

“Mom and Dad want you to invite their second cousin’s mother as a pleasantry, but she will cost you more money and you likely won’t interact with her at all. And she likely won’t bring you a gift to make up for it. I recommend creating a wedding guest list and inviting those closest to you only.”

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