Avoid These Wedding Regrets

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Collaborative Post¦ Nobody wants to have regrets about their wedding day. Below are just a few things that could cause you to look back at your wedding with regret rather than looking back on it fondly. 

Book The Photographer In Time

Wedding photographers get booked quite far in advance. If you’re getting married at a busier time of year you’ll need to make sure you put the research in and book an event photographer as soon as possible. The good ones get booked up and you’ll be left feeling stressed out and disappointed if you can’t find a good one. The same goes for videographers. Some of the best wedding photographers out there can be booked over a year in advance. You don’t want to be looking back through the pictures in years to come and regret not investing in a good-quality wedding photographer.

Too Much Alcohol Too Early

It’s normal for weddings to involve a lot of alcohol. However, it’s important to pace oneself throughout the day. Drink too much too early and you could end up not being able to make it through the day. Alternatively, you could make an embarrassment of yourself. You certainly don’t want to drink so much that your whole wedding day becomes a blur. All in all, avoid trying to drink too much early in the day, so that you can enjoy the whole event.

No Time With Guests

A lot of people regret not having spent enough time with certain guests during the wedding. You may find that you’re having to share out your attention among many guests and as a result could end up spending little time with any one guest. You may be able to prevent this by allowing more time for the reception and by not inviting too many guests. Alternatively, don’t feel pressured to speak to everyone. 

Stress, Stress, Stress

A wedding should be a happy day, not a stressful day. Unfortunately, many brides can get carried away trying to conduct everything and making sure that everyone is having a good time. Hiring a wedding planner can be good for this reason  – instead of having to worry about your guests and vendors, you hand over responsibility to the planner. You should also try to avoid as much last minute running around as possible. Instead of collecting the wedding cake yourself or decorating the venue yourself, get someone else to do it. 

Cheap Souvenirs

Consider the tokens and souvenirs by which you will remember your wedding day. Photographs are just one important part of a wedding – you don’t want to end up with lots of poorly taken photographs of your day because you decided to hire your uncle instead of a professional photographer. Similarly you don’t want to end up wearing a cheap wedding ring that you don’t like for the rest of your life. This is why it’s worth investing in aspects such as photography and wedding rings – they are treasured souvenirs that you will keep with you for the rest of your life. 

Wedding Debt

Taking out a large loan to pay for your wedding could also cause you to regret your wedding day in the long run. This could be particularly the case if you’re having to pay high monthly debt repayments that are hard to keep up with. Try to save up as much money for your wedding day as you can rather than resorting to paying it all with a loan. You should also be realistic about how much you’re willing to spend on your wedding day. There could be ways of saving money without sacrificing your perfect day such as getting married out of peak season.

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