4 Ways to Avoid Wedding Day Regret

You spend so much time looking forward to and planning a wedding, it’s hard not to look back and wish you could change some things. While it’s not always possible to live without regret, there are certain things you can do on your wedding day to avoid that feeling. Here are four ways to avoid wedding day regret and have the wedding of your dreams:

  • Not sending out invitations to certain people – Creating a guest list is always difficult, especially if you are on a budget. One of the leading regrets brides have after a wedding is wishing they could have invited a certain person they left off the guest list. While space is always limited, keep in mind whether or not you will be okay later on knowing this particular person wasn’t at your wedding. The people usually cut from guest lists are those that you are on the fence about – but unless you are 100 percent sure you don’t want them there, spare the possible regret and extend an invitation.
  • Not hiring a professional photographer – This is one of the biggest regrets for a lot of brides. Aside from not hiring a professional photographer, finding one purely based on budget also sets you up for possible disaster. Wedding photographs will be with you for years to come – spend the time and effort finding a professional who will capture all your special moments and follow through with the contract.
  • Drinking too much at the wedding – Sure, you want to relax and enjoy your wedding day with friends, but drinking too much is recipe for disaster. Most often, brides don’t have a chance to eat much for the day because they are mingling with guests, which means even a few glasses of wine could leave you feeling intoxicated, sick or even forgetful of your momentous occasion. Try to eat throughout the day and stay hydrated – that way you can enjoy a glass or two of wine without regretting it the next day.
  • Letting vendors do what they want – Are you too shy to speak up and tell the vendors exactly what you need? Don’t be! You are paying them to do things the way you request – don’t allow vendors to turn aspects of your wedding day into something you don’t want. There’s a difference between being assertive and being bridezilla! Be willing to speak up and make sure your day goes as planned.

These are just a few options to keep in mind when planning a wedding without regrets. First and foremost, always stay true to who you are and what you want – don’t let anyone try to talk you out of finding your perfect dress or looking for ways to cut costs with important vendors, such as photographers.

Photography: Jasmine Rose Photography