• Ariana Roach

Top 6 Regrets of Former Brides & Grooms

Updated: Jan 8, 2021

Despite being one of the most magical days of your life, weddings can also be the number one cause of premature ageing and grey hair (not actual science, but sometimes it can feel like that). Balancing work & daily living with late-night Pinterest crawling, vendor research, and infinite guest lists revisions can feel like balancing on a tightrope over a vat of lava. So take a seat, pour a glass of wine and learn from the mistakes of those who came before you.

1. Insufficient vendor research

Any vendor you hire on will become a support beam on your wedding day. If something goes wrong with that vendor, it could throw off your entire day. You need to make sure that you’re hiring professionals. This means doing your research, reading reviews, asking to look through contracts, and meeting them in person.

“Other brides said that they were delighted they’d invested in booking a good photographer and others said they wished they’d chosen someone different. So it shows that it really pays to research your photographers carefully, it’s easy to look at their portfolios and galleries online to check their wedding style. Don’t just go for somebody who’s local – you only get one shot at your wedding photographs and they’re a key memory of your day.”

2. Wedding dress woes

From fake-designer dresses purchased online to the heavy & sweaty dress that you’re trying to maneuver on the dance floor, dress choice has been a source of regret for many brides.

“You can never be sure what you’re buying is the real thing, especially when it’s advertised as a designer name at a discount price. Remember the old saying – ‘if it’s too good to be true, it probably is’.”

“In hindsight, instead of splashing out for the Vera Wang dress, I would have bought a dress that was more like what I wanted and easier to move in on the day”

“I would have liked a second dress to change into later in the night. My dress was light and not super fitting so I could move really freely in it, but it did have a seven-layer skirt, and once the dancing started, I was warm.”

3. Catering and food

Sometimes watching all of your loved ones chow down on thousands of dollars worth of food leaves a weird feeling in your stomach. Be mindful of you’re cate