Although weddings are supposed to be a joyous occasion, often they’re associated with a considerable amount of stress and rocky emotions. From excitement, to nervousness, to fear, you will likely experience a full range of feelings on the big day. However, one thing is certain, and that’s that you want to avoid the feeling of regret!
Your wedding is supposed to be one of the most important days of your life, so you want to make sure that you get it right. To help you make sure that you look back on your wedding day happy about the way it went, here are some of the most common regrets and what you can do to avoid them.
Not Hiring a Professional Photographer / Videographer
We get it—weddings are expensive, and everyone is looking to save as much as they can. However, if there’s one thing you should not pinch your panties on it’s a professional photographer and videographer.
You want to make sure you capture everything from your grand entrance, to making your exit. The advantage of a professional photographer is that they have top of the line equipment, not to mention they’re there for one purpose and one purpose only—capturing your most precious moments!
If you leave the photography to someone in your family, chances are they’ll be mingling a good portion of the time, and may miss an important moment. Whereas if someone neutral is there they’ll be 100% focused on making sure they don’t miss a thing.
There’s an incredible amount of pressure on couples to make their wedding a star-studded event. As such, it’s easy to find yourself in over your head when it comes to expenses. In an effort to make it a grandiose event, they put themselves way further in debt than their budgets allow. Try to be reasonable when paying for your wedding. Find a balance between making it a beautiful event, but not putting yourself at risk of unmanageable debt.
Fighting With Your Soon to be Spouse
Unfortunately, statistics show that one of the biggest strains on a relationship can be the wedding planning. As ironic as this may seem, it’s also understandable. A wedding is supposed to be an event celebrating your love, when in reality it can be a huge source of conflict. From family pressure, to financial pressure, it’s not uncommon for couples to find themselves arguing leading up to the wedding. Many spouses say that one of their biggest regrets was putting so much pressure on themselves that it led to an argument which ended up spoiling the big day.
Remember, the most important thing is your commitment to be together. Everything else will fall into place if you remain flexible and focus on your love above all else.