There’s so much to consider when it comes to wedding day planning- let’s get it right!

We might have taken away the stress of hen and stag party planning for you. But we’re sad to say that the wedding day planning is all down to you. You have so much to think about and so much to consider. Go and grab yourself a cuppa, relax and take a read of our latest blog. After some research, we’ve put together a list of biggies that you need to think about as priorities based on previous couples regrets.

I wish we’d have hired a videographer…

One of the most frequent regrets of couples, was that they didn’t budget for a videographer. Lot’s of people didn’t even consider one during wedding day planning. Photographs are brilliant mementos from your big day, but nothing quite beats being able to relive the day through moving images. Video’s also often capture spontaneous bits from the day that a photographer would likely miss. You’ll remember the speeches, first dance and cake cutting much more vividly with a film montage. Bride’s often wished they’d have had the father-daughter dance video’d professionally, as well as their vows. This is definitely one to consider if you’ve got some spare cash in the kitty.

I wish we’d have researched our photographer more…

So many people seemed to have had regrets about the photographer that they chose. Researching your photographer, checking their portfolio and having in depth conversations about what you want photographed are vital to getting the best photographs. Couples spoke about how they ended up without photographs that they really wanted, or that not enough photographs where taken. You don’t want to be disappointed with your wedding album. Take the time to make sure you are completely certain about your photographer before settling.

I wish I’d have relaxed and stopped stressing…

This was a big one. Especially with the brides, but a fair few grooms too! Wedding day planning is stressful, and the big day can also be nerve-wracking. Loads of people commented on how they where so worried and panicked about the day, that they barely took a step back to just enjoy it. Nerves are bound to be floating around, especially when you’re reading out your personal vows in front of a crowd. But all you’ve got to think, is that you are surrounded by people you care about. There’s nobody there that would judge anything you say, and they will all support you. So just take a few deep breaths, remember that this is your day, and relax! Enjoy your special day.

Why did we invite people we didn’t really want there?

Inviting people out of obligation was a huge regret of couples. During wedding day planning, it’s easy to get carried away and end up inviting plus 1’s of plus 1’s just out of obligation. Long lost family members, friends who you haven’t spoken to in twelve years, your neighbours friends girlfriend… you could go on forever. Think about costs, venue size, and who you really need to be spending your special day with. The day will be much more special if you just stick to family and friends that you love, and who are important to you.

I wish we’d have spent more time deciding on music for the reception…

Make a grand entrance to the perfect song. The dream. But for some, it didn’t quite go to plan. We’ve heard of many occasions where the DJ didn’t quite hit the nail on the head with a hammer when it came to song selection. It’s important that you choose something that reflects you guys as a couple, something that you and your guests will enjoy. Speak to the DJ, tell him what music you want, hire a live band or a string quartet! Whatever you fancy, make it special. For the ultimate personal touch, take some time and put together a playlist on Spotify or onto your computer hard drive so that every song is chosen by you. You could even hook up your laptop/ iPad/ phone with Spotify and open it up to requests from your guests. Whatever you decide, make sure it’s exactly what you want.

Those skyscraper heels were a bad choice…

Are you a Converse and Vans kinda girl? If that’s the case, you might want to rethink those killer stilettos. Avoid gritting your teeth through wedding photographs as your feet are screaming and covered in blisters. If you are set on a pair of pretty heels for your big day, consider buying some comfier, but equally beautiful pumps to change into for the night do. That way you can get your heels into the wedding photographs, but dance away pain-free at the night do! We get it, heels aren’t for everyone, and your feet will thank you for it when they’re not bleeding and covered in band aids!

The VIP Treatment…

A lot of brides regretted not getting the princess package on the morning of their wedding. Get your makeup, hair and tan done professionally and feel like the queen you deserve to be. Grooms, go get a bit of pampering too. Have your beard trimmed and faces moisturised, and treat yourself to a massage. You will feel refreshed, pampered and relaxed for your day. Plus you’ll look great, and you don’t have to worry about accidentally shaving too close, or tanning three shades too dark!

What where your wedding day planning regrets?

Have we missed something that you found problematic. Share your experiences with us below, and help out all of those stressed out couples so they don’t make the same mistakes as you. Go on, give them a helping hand so they can have an easy time planning. We thank you in advance!