Weddings are too much pressure. You took care of everything. From the venue to the napkins on the table. You picked the flowers that you enjoy most, you’ve arranged the guests in the most suitable way… You got something blue, something old and something borrowed. And you think everything has been taken care of…
Everyone expects their wedding day to flow naturally and be the definition of “best day of my life.” However, this seems like a bit too dreamy. There is always something you miss. Or something you realize mid-wedding that would add a beautiful touch to it.
When it comes to weddings, I hope no one regrets anything. But, these seven people took to Reddit to share their own experience and things they wished they had done differently.
1. Aww, this would’ve been so sweet.
“Not having our grandmas as flower girls. We didn’t have anyone to be flower girls, and I didn’t think of asking grandmas until way after the wedding.”
2. Inviting too many people
“Inviting 75% of the people. Most of them I never see and are not involved in our lives. Would have rather spent the same amount of money on 25% of the people and had one hell of a high-end party.”
3. Tying the knot on an empty stomach was not a good idea
“Not having a good breakfast. We got married early in the day on a beach and all i could think about was how much i wanted a breakfast sandwich with eggs, cheese, and bacon on a toasted english muffin with just a touch of hot sauce!”
4. Not going digital with her RSVP’s
“Paper invitations and RSVPs. Set up a wedding site and have people RSVP there. The amount of stress I put myself through trying to get paper mailed back to me in an era when no one uses mail anymore was so unnecessary. At one point we’d gotten very few RSVPs back and I had a total crying meltdown about how no one was going to come. Of course they were going to come, it’s just no one uses mail anymore. Save yourself the headache and the money.”
5. Think about your hair carefully
“This will sound petty, but I regret wearing my hair up. It felt so unlike me and the sticky layers of hairspray wouldn’t brush out when I got undressed that night.”
6. Thanks but no thanks
“Letting other people help pay. As soon as that happens they take over the wedding. Guest list, decor, cake, everything.”
7. Leave the cake to the professionals
“Making cupcakes instead of buying a cake. We did a lot of DIY–made the beer and mead for toasts, assembled flowers and centerpieces–because it was cheaper but also we like making things. But the cupcakes, in retrospect, were a ton of work and not that great.”
Further reading: 17 Wedding Cake Toppers That Will Make You Laugh Out Loud
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