Learn From Everyone Else!
We asked a selection of couples about what they wish they’d known before their wedding day. The good news is – regrets are mostly small and relate to minor moments that don’t disrupt the whole day. Read through for ideas that will help save your energy, budget and time 😘
“I should have researched flowers and which work best with different styles. I had a BoHo wedding but didn’t do any research as to what ‘boho flowers’ are. I just trusted what my florist suggested, but didn’t end up loving my wedding flowers... they were beautiful but I guess I subconsciously had something else in mind.
I wish I would’ve researched specific types to request or made a Pinterest board of looks I love!”
“If I were to do it again, I wish I would’ve known that getting married on a non-Saturday would cost so much less. We could’ve saved so much money! As a guest, if one of my friends were to plan their wedding for a Thursday, I think it’d be so fun to take off the extra time from work and make a trip out of it!”
“I would have made more time for table touches. I ran out of time and only got through 1/3 of the tables. There were a few cousins and friends of my parents I literally never said hello to on the day and I regret that.”
“I would have suggested fewer bridal party photos. That seemed to be half of our wedding photos. I don’t care that much and it took way too much time"
“I wouldn’t have sent my Save the Dates to our entire guest list so early. By the time we were sending out our invitations, there were people that we hadn’t talked to in months and, if we didn’t send them the save the date, we could have cut them from the guest list!”
“I wouldn’t have stressed about my parents wanting to invite their friends. They were the ones with more money than our friends and bought us the best gifts!”
“I should have gone with my groom and the groomsmen to pick out their tuxes. I didn’t like the way they fitted - it made them all look wide... On this occasion, the guys didn’t know what they were doing, so they just said “gray” and then took what the tux shop gave them. I didn’t know we needed to specify ‘slim fit’!”
“I wish I would have opted to spend more money on my photographer. I didn’t know what I was looking for when it came to photography, so I just kind of booked the guy who was cheaper than the rest and had a good personality.”
“I should have interviewed more photographers and found one with a personality/vision more similar to myself. I chose the most affordable one and he didn’t have a great personality or photography style. The photographer should be able to make the couple and the wedding party feel comfortable and get us having fun. (I should have used the Wedgewood Weddings photographer, literally the only non-preferred vendor I had!)”
“I wish I’d made time to write my own vows. In the end I decided I’d be too nervous and it would be an extra hassle but I think it would have been really meaningful. Make the time!”
“My now-husband and I argued in the lead up to our wedding and it caused us heaps of stress. I was frustrated he wasn’t doing his fair share of the work, he was frustrated because he couldn’t understand why I suddenly cared about tablecloths and fonts. We should have just played to our strengths and delegated more to our wedding party. We’re all good now but it was angst we didn’t need”
“I should have leaned on my Wedgewood Weddings planning team more. My cousin also got married at Boulder Creek by Wedgewood Weddings (she loved my day!) and I told her to ask more questions, ask for more advice and really pay attention to where to save money.”
“I got married in February with an outside ceremony. It was spectacular but our guests were cold. I saw another wedding on Instagram where the couple had set out blankets for guests. Such a great idea but I just didn’t think about it.”
“My sister did this and I wish I’d done it too: She invited all her girls around for a 'Thank You Card Party' – We all wrote out a couple of cards for her, and she and her husband signed them. As we were doing it, we talked about the wedding and the gifts and what made them perfect, so it was like another party instead of a chore!”