Planning a wedding is no easy feat.
It takes a lot of time, energy, inspiration, and about a million tiny decisions. There is a lot of emotion tied to the biggest event of your life, and everything feels crucial in order for it to be perfect.
As a wedding planner, recent bride, and six-time bridesmaid and maid of honor veteran, I’ve had my share of wedding experience. I can tell you that there is no amount of preparing that can completely prevent you from having some regrets.
But to help guide you if you are in the midst of wedding planning, here is a short list of the biggest mistakes I made during the course of my wedding experience.
1. Stressing about invitations.
I stressed about this a lot, and thought having the perfect shade of gold and the right font was the key to the whole wedding coming together. I kept adding accents to it like calligraphed addresses, wax seals and silk ribbons, and before I knew it, I was at over $1,000 for less than 100 invites. I deeply regret this, because I don’t think I even kept an invite myself! And to be honest, how many wedding invitations do you actually remember?