Your wedding is supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life- so why do so many people have regrets about it? Between the stress of planning, getting everything organised and fielding unsolicited advice from everybody in your life, it’s easy to lose sight of why you’re even getting married in the first place. To help you get back on track, here are some of the most common wedding regrets, and how you can avoid making them yourself.
Not getting professionals
While saving money is so important when you begin a new life with your partner- some areas you just don’t want to skimp on. A professional photographer could be the difference between a wedding album and a folder full of closed eyed blurry shots. A professional makeup artist could decide if you look stunning and flawless on your wedding day, or if you’re so nervous you stab yourself in the eye with mascara. A professional DJ could make or break whether your wedding is a fun party where the vibes are immaculate, or whether you have to listen to the end of an ABBA song crudely smash into the start of a Pitbull song (enquire about the former if you’re from Melbourne and want one of the best wedding DJs).
Spending too much
It is so important to have the wedding of your dreams, but it shouldn’t come at the cost of all your other dreams! If you can’t afford the wedding you want- consider downsizing, waiting until you have a bit more flexibility financially, or thinking about some sacrifices or compromises you’d be willing to make to the wedding itself. It will all come together when the timing’s right, and you shouldn’t have to choose between your wedding and eating properly for the next 12 months.
So, mum wants you to invite some cousins you’ve never met, and your friend who kind of hates you has insisted on being a bridesmaid, and your boss is expecting an invite for them and their partner and their 12 kids. So, you just say yes because what’s the harm, right? Well, the harm is that every time you say yes to something you don’t want, you are saying no to something you do want. Because the obligation invites cost you people who you actually want to be there. And the extra seats mean less money to spend on food and booze and cute accessories. And a mean bridesmaid means every time you look at the photos, you’ll be forced to think about how she sneered and grumbled her way through your day. So, say no. Often, firmly, loudly. Shout it from the rooftops until people get it. Just, no.
Prioritising the wrong things
A wedding should really only be about one thing- you and your partner. Not how much you spent, not what everyone thinks, not whether your nails are quartz pink or flamingo pink. There is so much to enjoy about your day- your partner, your loved ones, the music, the food, the dancing and the laughter. There is nothing in the details that is worth more than that, so relax. Even if everything goes wrong- you’re still marrying the love of your life. And what could be better than that? A wedding dj and mc Melbourne is always a priority.