You got engaged, the happiest moment of your life! You will get to celebrate your wedding day with the person you want to grow old with! And then enjoy the neverending honeymoon. But, once you start thinking about an actual wedding day, you might start to panic! There are so many things to do, to remember, to double check, to think of … That fear, that you’ll do something…or forget to do something… that fear might ruin your wedding day! That experience transforms smart, capable, sane young women into neurotics suffering from panic attacks, headaches, stomach pain and sleepless nights.
We’ve seen dozens of brides after their weddings and asked them, “If you were planning your wedding all over again, what would you do differently and WHY?” We suggest you learn from somebody else’s mistakes!
Most brides have same answers. All of them made common mistakes, perhaps trying to save money, not hiring professionals or just ignoring a valuable advice.
Now, try to see if you would have done same mistakes planning your wedding day:
Hire a Professional Photographer
Many brides thought they can save money on many things, including a Photographer. while shopping for your wedding photographer you will get many quotes and will see many different styles of photography. You should see the difference between good and bad photograph, boring and artistic photograph. This is what will determine the price of photo services.
Do not Compromise! After all, these photos will be your everlasting memories, that you will, hopefully, look at for the rest of your life.
Many brides regret not asking a Photographer to get a photograph with their nearest and dearest.
The day is often such an overwhelming blur that it’s easy to forget to be photographed with the people you love the most. Professional Photographers will discuss your requirements prior to the wedding day and they’ll give you a little nudge on the day to prompt the important shots. They will hunt you down and make you pose!
“I gave my photographer a list of pictures I wanted,” Kristina said, “but I didn’t get one shot with my grandmother. She complains about it every time I see her! I wish I’d been more specific.”
“I was disappointed as soon as I saw the photos after our wedding. There were so few photos that I felt I could put in a picture frame – many were blurred – or people had their heads cut off – the lighting was all wrong! Since I have become a wedding supplier I have been following the wedding blogs and every day I see the most wonderful wedding photos and I so wish that we had employed a wedding photographer to capture our special day.
Had a wedding video
This is the number one biggest Bridal regret. Having decent photographs is one thing, but a wedding video truly captures the day. Those that organized a professional to shoot the whole day on film were really glad they had spent the extra money.
Lived in the moment
A lot of Brides become so overwhelmed on their wedding day that they forget to take a step back, breathe and just look at what they’ve created. And finally, enjoy it!
It’s your day, so don’t end up annoyed that you didn’t enjoy every minute of it because you were running around making sure everyone is happy.
Hired a Wedding Planner
We couldn’t count the number of times we’ve heard “I wish I’d had a Wedding Planner”.
Sooo many brides only realize how stressful planning their wedding would be after their big day, and they desperately wish they’d reached out for some help and guidance before it all got too much.
Perfect Event Agency team will be on site for your entire planning process to ensure everything runs smoothly.
Taken a spare pair of comfortable shoes
Did not think about it yet? Well, think again! What ruins a night? Sore feet!
Don’t forget that you’ll be wearing your wedding shoes from mid-morning. Your feet are bound to throb as the day progresses. Have your Maid of Honour look after some comfy flats for you.
Letting the stress take over
The day will go extremely quickly, so it’s important to make the most of it and truly enjoy every moment.
“I made my decisions and then I started second-guessing myself,” Mia sighed. “I kept worrying about whether I’d made the right choice. I burned up all this energy being stressed out, instead of enjoying what it felt like to be engaged.”
Jessica told us that in the end, she discovered that all her team work with her event planner and research paid off…she DID make the right choices. “I should have trusted myself, trusted my event planner instead of worrying. In the end, everything turned out fine.”
I Would Have Savored My Engagement More.
Lisa had a two-year engagement. She gave herself months and months to plan. Still, as soon as he proposed, she dove right into planning.
“I’d been casually shopping around for a dress months before Philip proposed, I knew it was coming” Anna admitted, “so when it finally happened I knew exactly which one I wanted. I started hunting down my photographer and location right away, without even taking a breath.” Lisa was so busy doing things for her engagement that she forgot to notice what it felt like to be engaged. “Looking back, I wished I had slowed down my engagement and let it last longer. Everything went so fast!” she said.
There’s a lot to do when you’re planning a wedding. But as important as it is to do those tasks, it’s also important to take the time to enjoy the experience.
Every few moments, slow down, take a deep breath, and reflect. “This is my wedding I’m planning. I’m getting married!”
No matter how long your engagement, it’s going to FLY. Take the time to savor it.
I Would Have Invited Fewer Guests.
We believe in intimate weddings! You would not want to see people at your wedding that you might not even know! Or invite an old friend from school just to show her how beautiful your wedding compares to her (we all have those thoughts). Well, time to think again, and make some prediction on how it is going to go on a wedding day!
“My one regret,” Diana said, “was having so many people. I chose an average location for my wedding so that I could invite all of the guests on my list and stay within budget. But I wish I hadn’t invited those ‘obligated’ guests. I could have invited fewer people and afforded a much nicer place.”
Brooke found herself in a similar situation. “I only had so much money to spend,” she told me. “My parents pressured me to invite a lot of their friends. There were people at my wedding that I didn’t even know!”
On your wedding day, you owe it to yourself to be surrounded by your closest family and friends. PERIOD. You want to feel loved, enjoy positive vibes and see smiles and happy tears on your friend’s faces! You don’t need drama either on your wedding day or after!