7 People share their biggest regrets from their wedding day
While it might seem a little far-fetched nowadays to consider your wedding day "the biggest day in your life" (like, really?), it seems that some people still think of it that way. Of course, it's lovely to celebrate the love between you and your partner through a matrimonial union, and if all your family and friends are there to see – yes, it's going to be a pretty big day.
But as much as you can plan for the exact type of fabric you want your napkins to be, there are still some things that might happen on the big day that you never saw coming. Perhaps worse still, you'll think of beautiful little touches you wish you'd thought of in the lead up to the wedding, rather than a few decades on.
People have shared their biggest wedding day regrets on Reddit, and they're quite the read. Take a look for yourself.
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 was this bride's biggest regret
"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 'do 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."
Well, if you're planning on getting married any time soon – don't say these people didn't warn you.