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15 Married People Share Their Biggest Wedding-Day Regrets

If you’re planning a wedding, listen and learn.

From the people they invited, to what they wore and ‘wasted’ time on, here are 15 people’s biggest wedding-day regrets.

1 ‘If you are gonna have a music playlist without a DJ, make sure no-one can reach the device playing the music. They can and will make stupid changes to the music you spent weeks putting together.’ [via]

2 ‘Not hiring a videographer. I had two guests with tripods and video cameras to record the ceremony but neither video worked. I’m so heartbroken about that.’ [via]

3 ‘I let my idiot friends take me out and get me over-the-top drunk the night before. I was so hungover and didn’t enjoy it. I would definitely not do it that way again.’ [via]

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4 ‘Allowing my husband to bully me into having his ex-girlfriend as a bridesmaid. They had sex within two weeks after the wedding. He is an ex-husband now and she is on her fourth husband.’ [via]

5 ‘Not banning phones from the ceremony. I only had 30 guests, but every pic of us at the altar has a mobile phone in the air. I paid for professional pictures. I will send you some of you ask. Don’t ruin all my pics with your stupid iPhone!’ [via]

6 ‘That we didn’t specifically say “no children” on the invite. We didn’t know anyone with kids, so it seemed like a given. Mum, though, invited her neighbour’s son, who neither I nor the groom had ever met, and he brought his two-year-old twins, who screamed through the entire ceremony.’ [via]

7 ‘The one thing I regret was finding the photographer online versus getting a recommendation. Most of our photos were pretty awful, and took about six months to get because the photographer was going through ‘major life-altering events you wouldn’t understand!’ So, yeah.’ [via]

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8 ‘My mother. She ruined it. Both my husband and I hated our wedding because she took over and did everything and then acted like she was doing us a wonderful favour. We didn’t get to choose anything or do anything for it. I completely regret not putting my foot down and doing what I wanted.’ [via]

9 ‘Inviting 75% of the people. Most of them I never see and are not involved in our lives. I would have rather spent the same amount of money on 25% of the people and had one hell of a high-end party.’ [via]

10 ‘Focusing way too much on small details. Nobody cares what colour the napkins are. It was my wedding and I don’t remember what f*cking colour they were. Get napkins, move on. No need to stress about that stuff.’ [via]

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11 ‘Don’t DIY wedding invitations. I powered through the first 30, but then hated life by the time I got to 160. I don’t think I saved any money and everyone just threw them away.’ [via]

12 ‘I forgot to change my shoes at the reception. I brought black tennis shoes so I could be comfortable dancing. By the time we got to the hotel room my feet hurt so bad that all I wanted to do was go to sleep, so no nookie on my wedding night.’ [via]

13 ‘Spending money to rent a fancy car to take us to the reception. Such a waste of money.’ [via]

14 ‘Not ending the night with Toto Africa.’ [via]

15 ‘I wish I had done my own makeup. Everyone said it looked good but it didn’t look like ME.’ [via]

This article was originally published on Cosmopolitan.co.uk

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