Wedding Day Regret: As you know, we do our best to help everyone plan their wedding efficiently. Every blog we write is done from our experience in the wedding industry. However, even though Diana and I are both planners and have been a part of numerous weddings & events, over the years, we still have one wedding day regret from our wedding day. Though we planned everything on our own, created the timeline, had the vendors set up, and deliver everything at the perfect time, we made one mistake on our timeline.
We had the time of our lives on our special day, but if we could do it all over again, we’d change one thing: we would plan enough time for us to go around, during dinner, to personally thank everyone for coming to the wedding. This is a small, but often overlooked wedding day detail.
We added extra time but did not count on our pictures taking as long as they did, which meant we had less time for dinner, and we wanted to keep things moving, so we started the dance on time. To be efficient, we did not want to have a wedding longer than 5.5 hours, and overall, we stuck to that.
Our guest count at our wedding and at your wedding, the clock keeps ticking. We knew we had a timeline to stick to, and because our pictures ran late, our timeline was completely thrown off. We spent months planning and believe it or not, your wedding day goes by so quickly!
Add Time, If Needed
So don’t make the same mistake we did and have even one wedding day regret. Add additional time during dinner or cocktail hour, to allow for you and your new husband/wife to go around and chat with everyone, thank them for coming, etc. Even if it’s just an extra 15 minutes. This is one of the very few moments in life where everyone you care about will be together with you, in the same room.
Be sure to take the time to visit with them and personally thank them for coming, catch up, take pictures with them, and just enjoy their presence! Say no to a wedding day regret! 🙂
Why It’s Important
This is one of the most meaningful moments of the wedding, and many couples forget to allow time for this. So add the extra time; you’ll be glad you did. Sure, you can send thank you notes, write a post on your social media, or do as we did, and thank them during the toasts/speeches.
Sure, this was a way to thank everyone, but it wasn’t as personal. Don’t have a wedding day regret, as we did! Be sure to build in more time to say thank you to your family and friends! Their presence is truly what makes your wedding day amazing!
- Austin’s Best DJs & Photo Booths Team
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