“If I Could Do It All Again…” Real Brides’ Biggest Wedding Regrets

All brides want their wedding day to be completely perfect, but to be honest, after their big day has been and gone there are often a few things that they would change if they had the chance. So to help you make sure there’s nothing you’re going to miss out on or regret, we’ve asked our Facebook brides what they would do differently if they could ‘do it all again.’

Videography and photography woes
Not booking a videographer was the top regret for brides and those that organised a professional to shoot the whole day on film were really glad they had spent the money.

Other brides said that they were delighted they’d invested in booking a good photographer and others said they wished they’d chosen someone different. So it shows that it really pays to research your photographers carefully, it’s easy to look at their portfolios and galleries online to check their wedding style. 

Don’t just go for somebody who’s local – you only get one shot at your wedding photographs and they’re a key memory of your day.

Below is the interview we had with two brides.
This is Memory “My photographer was definitely a problem,” . “He agreed to lots of things before the day that he didn’t do… ever heard of pen and paper to make notes? He hadn’t. He even needed to be asked to take photos of my dress and shoes before I put them on and I didn’t get any photos of the children playing outside. 

(We’d hired an event nanny especially, as it was important to us they had fun). We even had a few issues with the album, too. Other than that, it was an amazing day, we’ve got plenty of photos taken by friends and family that more than compensate for our issues.”

Katie also had issues with hers. “If I could do it all again, I would have had a different photographer,” says Katie. “I ended up having a go at mine outside the church because he was refusing to take a photo of me and my mum, which was an important picture to me.

I also requested he took some natural pictures of our two-year-old son and he only took one. Thankfully our guests took lots!”
So, if you could do it all again?

It seems our brides’ biggest regret is with the photography and not having the wedding professionally filmed. Your photographs and video are very precious and important so make sure you allocate a good part of your budget to them.

Don’t scrimp on a photographer, choose the best you can afford and really shop around. Brief him/her fully, give them a checklist of the shots you want and ask for recommendations, so you know other brides have been happy with their work.

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