5 wedding regrets from REAL couples

Planning a wedding can be exciting, yet stressful. Here are 5 things that real Brides REGRET spending money on at their wedding!

A bride looking regretful at her wedding

I saw a really interesting post this morning on social media, a post that had attracted over 300 comments from real couples.

What were the things that you regretted spending money on at your wedding?

A wedding is one of the biggest days of your life. It can also be one of the biggest wastes of money if you don’t spend wisely. Here’s the list…

Guests that don’t show up

This was, by far, the most popular answer, especially if they are there for the whole day, with some couples paying hundreds of pounds per person. No-show guests can leave you stressed during the day so it’s important to keep on top of your guest list during the planning stage.

Wedding cars you sit in for 5-minutes

There’s no doubt that a beautiful, classic, vintage or modern car is a great way to arrive in style at your wedding. It also appears to be the second most popular spending regret on the list. One Bride paid £600 for a car she spent less than 10 minutes in, another £300 for just 5 minutes! Another Bride suggested a knackered, old, Fiat Panda covered in wedding bows would’ve done the job just as well!

Wasted wedding favours

As a DJ, I see a lot of these left on the tables or the floor at the end of the wedding breakfast and the general feeling that other couples see them as a total waste of money. A popular one I’ve seen many times is a lottery ticket or a scratch card – the chance of winning a few quid is an opportunity too good to miss and there’s always a bit of excitement thrown in for good measure if anyone wins :)

Leftover buffet

A lot of couples mentioned that overspending on the buffet is something they wish they hadn’t done. It certainly doesn’t help when a good chunk of your evening guests don’t turn up to the party either as that could leave you with a lot of leftover food.

Sweetie cart

This one surprised me if I’m honest as each time I’ve seen one, certainly by 11 pm the sweeties are long gone!

So there we have it, those were the top 5. There were loads of other suggestions too…

  • Dance floor flip-flops for the ladies – you just end up with a bucketload of them left over.
  • LOVE letters – nice for a few photographers but too big and too bright!
  • Wedding cake – always loads left over.
  • Cheap photographer – bad pictures!
  • Balloons – all that money spent on things that just get popped and binned at the end of the night.
  • Personalised coat hangers – a total waste of money when a regular coat hanger will do.
  • Fresh flowers for the wedding breakfast tables.
  • Throw-away cameras – rubbish pictures, you’d be better off with a photo booth.
  • Toilet baskets – nice idea but costly.
  • Sparklers – great for photos but a nightmare to set up and light.
  • Dove release – nice romantic moment but the money can be put to better use elsewhere!

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