The worst wedding advice. This is kind of funny, but I just had to post it because it might be helpful for some of you, future brides. The idea came up after hearing this from one of my BFFs. Then I started to ask more and more, and here it is.
Disclaimer – I might have a very different opinion on many of these; however, I decided to collect and post them as I received them.
Jessie: “If they’re paying for it, they should get an opinion on it!!” It is a very manipulative way of saying, “I want your wedding to look the way and act the way that I WANT, not YOU want.” Learn to say, “thank you for the gift of paying for this thing we want for our wedding; we appreciate it.”
Sandi: A videographer isn’t worth it. My biggest regret not getting one bc it goes by so fast, and you don’t remember 3/4 of the day.
Lara: Being told I need to invite certain people because if I didn’t, feelings would be hurt. Ummmmm…… excuse me, what parts of the small wedding did you not understand? And I’m also not going to send invitations to people who are not even going to come, much less respond to an RSVP! It was small, fun, and memorable for us, only close family and friends.
Allison: I sometimes hear/see the advice to not use the word “wedding” while booking vendors, and say it’s for a party instead. Yes, you’ll get a cheaper rate, but if the vendor finds out you lied, they may pull out of the deal. Do you want your DJ to bail the day of? Your photographer? Your florist? Nope. People charge more for weddings for a good reason, they know most people only get one, and they want to give you the best service possible. It’s better, to be honest and upfront with your budget.
Joy: “Don’t elope; you’ll regret not having a wedding” I wish with everything in me I had it to do over again! I would elope in a heartbeat and save myself the headache and money.
Daniela: “You have to invite them; they’re family.”
Audrey: “Save your energy for the wedding night“… SCREW THAT! We were sooo tired, and it took forever just to take my hair down and wash my frigging face! We ate McDs and went to bed like an old married couple!!
Erin: “You can’t have it there because so and so won’t come“…. Guess what, they aren’t coming anyways now that it isn’t so inconvenient for them.
Rob: 6 toasts after a buffet meal is a good idea (hint – 6 toasts anytime is a bad idea), but it’s especially bad advice when doing a buffet meal.
And finally, the last two funniest worst wedding advice also might be the most real ones!
Loretta: Marry him…he’s such a good guy!
Leti: Have a wedding. We could’ve traveled around the world twice. Or use it towards our home.