My Three Biggest Wedding Regrets

Nearly three months after our nuptials, I still occasionally have wedding-mares aka wedding nightmares. Don’t get me wrong, our wedding was beautiful and the most important thing is we’re married. But there are still a few things I wish I could do differently. Here are my three biggest wedding regrets and what you can learn from them:

Regret #1: Inviting too many people. “YOU get an invitation and YOU get an invitation!” (Oprah voice) Engagement bliss definitely blinded us to the logistics of wedding planning. Even after making some cuts, we still had more than 200 people on our guest list. Too bad our venue only seated 140. Oops.

Fortunately, having a pseudo-destination wedding significantly decreased the number of guests who were actually able to attend. But, boy, was I a nervous mess as we anxiously watched the RSVPs roll in.

What you should do: Save yourself the stress and stick to a reasonable guest list that doesn’t overwhelm your venue. Be realistic about your space (and your budget). Everyone you’ve ever met in life does not need or deserve an invitation.

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