12 Things Couples Regret On Their Wedding Day

12 Things Couples Regret On Their Wedding Day

12 Things Couples Regret On Their Wedding Day
From Happy Wife Happy Life 

After you’ve been officially declared husband and wife, it’s time to let loose and have some fun with your family and friends at the wedding reception! This is your time to unwind and let loose; all of the planning and worry has paid off and now you can (hopefully!) enjoy yourself with some good food and a few cocktails! 

Here are 12 things that couples regret not doing on their big day:

1. Eat! 

Couples are paying a pretty penny for these meals, but they are so caught up in the whirlwind of the day that they don’t take time to sit and eat.

2. Take it all in

One big regret is not seeing the reception space to take in how it looked before guests took it over. Months go into planning the design and décor of the reception and often it is where the bulk of the budget is spent. So, take it all in!

3. Spend some alone time with your new groom

Unless the couple works with their photographer for a first look pre-ceremony, the pair will not have any time alone the entire day, Couples should be sure to talk to each other during the reception–not just to guests.

4. Choreograph the first dance

You might not think it, but a bunch of my couples have wished they would have added a little flair to their first dance instead of just swaying back and forth

5. Hire a photographer for the whole reception

Couples regret not hiring the photographer for a longer period of time, Don’t skimp–after all, when will you two ever look this happy, perfect and in love!

6. Pay beforehand

No one wants to spend the end of their wedding party signing checks for catering. Tie up all loose ends the day before so you won’t waste a minute of your party.

7. Hire a Videographer

You can’t be everywhere at  once, and you will miss many fun moments (and great highlights) if they are never captured by a great videographer.

8. Mingle with all guests

Be sure to stop and speak to all of your guests at the reception–even those you don’t know very well including your new in-laws’ friends or even your dad’s boss. Everyone should know how much you appreciate their presence on your special day.

9. Plan transportation for guests

A big regret is not hiring transportation for their guests at destination weddings. When you arrange transportation for your attendees, you eliminate the margin for people to get lost, arrive late, or in some cases, miss the whole ceremony. Letting transportation pick them up at the hotel at a designated time is not only a great gesture, but also ensures that everyone gets to the venue on time.

10. Honour your parents

Parents are instrumental parts of weddings, and one of the biggest gripes I hear is couples forgetting to honour and thank their parents. The perfect way to do this is to work with your planner and DJ to do a couples dance for the parents of the couple or give a special toast to the parents and godparents in the room.

11. Hit the dance floor (with the perfect set list)

Brides and grooms love sweeping around the room, saying hi to everyone and taking pictures, which sometimes causes them to miss their favourite songs on the dance floor! Brides should work with their DJ to have him/her call her to the dance floor for 5-8 different songs throughout the night. After all, you wouldn’t want to miss out on the chance to two-step!

12. Plan a special exit

Brides hate to see their wedding day end, but the perfect punctuation to end the day is by planning a special exit! Whether it’s sparklers, a luxury car pulling off, or a human tunnel, brides should definitely have their planners curate something special to end the evening!

Nobody wants to have regrets on their wedding day! Check out our blog for more #WEDDUCATION wedding tips and tricks.