3 Wedding Regrets
If I had to do it all over again, here are the things I would change.
1. Spending SO Much Money
Unfortunately, the suburbs of Chicago are a very expensive place to get married. Although location was a big cost factor, I wish we would have found ways to cut back when it came to the bottom line. Going into debt or spending all your money for the sake of one day is not worth it when you have a whole life ahead. Set yourselves up for success after the wedding is over and your marriage begins.
2. Not Splurging on the Wedding Photographer I Wanted
Because our final bill was getting so high, I couldn’t justify spending the additional money for the photographer I really wanted considering her package was so much more and included so much less. If photography is important to you, don’t go cheap for the sake of saving a quick buck. Whatever the area [insert here – music, videography, venue, etc] identify how you can make it work and where you can cut corners, without having to increase your overall budget.
3. Identifying & Inviting Plus Ones
In writing out our wedding invitations, my husband and I assumed people would be able to figure out how many people were invited based off the individuals addressed on the envelope. That being said, we did not put a denominator on the return for the number of guests. Because of this, we ended up with more people bringing plus ones than originally planned for. Although it worked out in the end, if you are held to a strict number of guests, make sure it is clear to the recipient how many people the invitation is being extended to.