Wedding day regrets—everyone has some. Learn from others, these are the 10 biggest regrets brides have on—or after—their wedding days.
brides share their biggest wedding day regrets
Wedding days are filled with a rush of emotions and feelings, happiness, love, and joy. But one emotion you don’t want to experience on your wedding day is regret. Take it from past real wedding brides and don’t end up with wedding day regrets.
1. Wearing uncomfortable shoes
Don’t buy cheap or uncomfortable shoes. You’ll be on your feet the entire day. Think about switching to flats during the reception so you can dance the night away with your guests.
2. Not retouching your makeup
Oil absorbing sheets are a bride’s best friend. You want to glow, but you don’t want to shine.
3. Making guests wait at the reception on an empty stomach
You don’t want to rush your photography session, but you also don’t want to make your guests wait too long to eat. If there’s an open bar, make sure you are serving appetizers or have a vegetable and cheese table.
4. Cash bar
Wedding experts say this is a no-no. Have an open bar but limit the selection.
5. Not hiring a professional photographer
Your photographs will be your most cherished takeaway from your wedding—after your groom, of course. Choose your photographer wisely.
6. Trashing your dress
One great photo shouldn’t be the death of your wedding dress.
7. Drinking too much
You’ll want to remember your special day. Be smart.
8. Not hiring a videographer
A well shot and edited video will be enjoyed for years to come.
9. Not eating
There’s a lot going on, but make sure you eat, especially if you are having a glass or wine or two—or three.
10. Inviting people you don’t want there
It’s your day. Invite the people you want to spend the day with.