We recently ran a few polls on our Instagram stories to ask real brides and engaged couples about their wedding experiences. The response was incredible, with hundreds of answers flooding in from our lovely followers sharing their wedding advice. Keep reading to discover all the handy tips you’re going to want to know if you’re planning a wedding.
Real brides share their wedding advice
Don’t sweat the small stuff — no one is going to notice the minor details except you! Be flexible and learn to adapt if things don’t go exactly as planned.
Choose to spend money on the things that are going to make lasting memories on your wedding day.
Remember that it’s about the two of you. Everything else is secondary.
Give yourself some time to really think about the theme and dress you want.
As long as there is enough food, drinks, and music, everyone will be happy.
Toxic is toxic, regardless if they are family! It’s your day have who you want there ❤️
Go and see as many venues as you can, as this helps decide the mood and type of wedding you want.
Prioritise the top five things that are important to you, then walk away from Pinterest!
Get started as early as you can to give yourself as much time as possible so you can enjoy it.
Pay for an extra hour of your wedding venue.
Set up a separate wedding planning email, and don’t spend every waking hour planning.
Set aside dedicated planning days so life can go on.
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Real brides share their wedding regrets
Married Couples: What’s one thing you would change about your wedding?
I wish I had hired a professional photographer and videographer to capture all the memories as the day goes by so fast!
I should’ve been more brutal about the length of speeches — they had time limits but no one stuck to them.
Slowing down to make sure I got all the photos I wanted.
We should’ve started the wedding earlier, so we had more time to celebrate longer.
I wish I had hired a wedding planner for my destination wedding.
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Real brides share their wedding must haves
Married Couples: What’s one thing you’re so glad you did/had at your wedding?
We’re so happy we kept things intimate and only celebrated with our closest loved ones.
I went all out on food and drinks! Our guests loved our menu choices, and no one went hungry.
We invested in amazing photography and videography to have our wedding memories captured forever.
We paid for an extra hour of venue hire so we could party longer.
We’re so glad we chose to have a morning ceremony.
Our DJ and live band killed it with the music and set the perfect atmosphere for our ceremony and reception!
We hired two limousines, so no one had to squish!
Our wedding website was a lifesaver and allowed us to communicate with guests easily.
Our gelato cart was a fun addition to our reception!
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Engaged couples share their wedding must haves
Engaged Couples: What’s one thing you would regret not having/doing at your wedding?
We’re definitely doing a first look to calm our nerves during the ceremony.
I’d regret cutting costs on my dress and decorations as it’s what sets the tone for the wedding.
The perfect music and a personalised wedding playlist is a must.
We’d regret not having a wedding planner/coordinator — they’ve been a lifesaver!
Not doing exactly what we want or being talked into things that just aren’t us.
A late-night snack with just my new hubby. Like, Maccas in our wedding wear — something sweet and silly!
I’d regret not doing a father-daughter dance as this is really special to me.