Wedding Day Regret – Learn From Our Mistake!

Avoid Having a Wedding Day Regret!

 wedding day regret

Learn from our wedding day mistake

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

For more great wedding planning tips, visit our wedding tips category on this blog. Happy wedding planning! 

Jason Alexander Rubio

Jason has a Master's of Education (MEd), and a Master's of Public Affairs (MPAff). and has been in the DJ field for over 2 decades as a DJ, nightclub owner, radio show DJ/host, bar/club DJ, concert & festival organizer/promoter, and is the co-founder and owner of Austin's Best DJs & Photo Booths, Radio DJ Drops, Rent Letters Now, and Quince Expos.Jason is also a certified wedding/event planner and has written articles/been featured in The NY Times, Brides, Style Me Pretty, Bustle, Disc Jockey News, DJ Times, DJNTV, The DJ Insider, Mobile Beat, My Wedding Songs, Fox Business News, NBC, ABC, Telemundo, and Wedding Planner Magazine.Jason also published his book "Succeeding in the Wedding Business," in January of 2023. He currently writes all of the wedding/event planning tips and blogs to help everyone plan their event, successfully!

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