Biggest Wedding Regrets and How to Avoid Them

15th Jun 15 | Weddings

If you want your big day to go off without a hitch, it’s all about the planning! A survey by revealed that the majority of couples said they have no regrets about their wedding day. For those who expressed some regrets, here were the most typical responses and how we suggest avoiding them.

Should have got a videographer to capture the day as it goes by so fast.
Gone are the days of the shaky home video - it just isn’t going to stand the test of time. DSLR cameras are now the easiest way to capture HD video and there are loads of great videographers who will cater to your budget and needs. Check out these beautiful ‘cinematic wedding documentaries’:

Should have allocated more budget to the photographer.
A picture’s worth a thousand words, so it probably deserves a bigger budget too! Shop around for the right photographer for you. Your spend doesn’t have to be huge, but take in to consideration the amount of time they will spend perfecting your photos - It’ll be worth that extra bit. Avoid the uncle who reckons he’s good with a camera!  

Should have given a bit more time to the wedding photos on the day.
Clearly couple’s main regrets are not capturing the day well enough. Make a little schedule of events (church, photos, reception etc.) to ensure you have enough time to fit it all in. You’ll cherish these memories forever.


Should have started getting organised for the wedding earlier.
Unfortunately you can never start planning soon enough, even though most of us started as little girls! If you’re feeling overwhelmed, think about hiring an wedding planner or simply round up more family and friends to help out.  

Shouldnt have bothered with wedding speeches.
Let’s be honest, the speeches always drag out too long when all you really want to do is eat, dance and be merry. Keep it short and simple.

Should have spent more time on the dance floor.
It’s YOUR day, make sure you have time to enjoy it on the dance floor with your friends and family. 

Should have worn a different wedding dress.
The most important thing about your dress is that you’re comfortable in it. If not, you’re going to be thinking about it all day. Do your homework before buying. Is all that lace worth the killer itch you’ve got on your back all day?

Shouldnt have been as nervous and as stressed in the lead up to the wedding.
This one’s easier said than done. While the planning process is a lot to deal with, most brides don’t have any major regrets and enjoyed their wedding. Remember that it’s going to be one of the happiest days of your life, not a test of your event management skills.