Stuff they don’t tell you when you’re planning a wedding:
- How expensive it is. Even if you go to your local county hall, there’s still lots of expense. You pay for the hall, the dress, the rings, the suits, the cakes, transport, everything.
- How stressful it is when someone pulls out a few months or weeks before the wedding. Then you rush to find someone else with little or no money left in the budget, because the person who was supposed to do the job in the first place was so expensive!
- How to make a guest list. Yes, people will say “it’s your wedding, just invite whoever you want” but then they will also say “oh you haven’t invited your uncle/aunt? They’d love to be there!”.
- Weddings are essentially just you and your OH signing a peice of paper, so why do we need all the extras?
- There’s always going to be someone, more than likely a gran or older relative, who will insist you do your day by tradition.
- Flowers are more expensive than you think.
- Make sure you get quotes from EVERY shop you go to looking at wedding stuff.
- Hen and stag do’s are not a must. Yes, they’re fun and probably one of the only traditions that is but if you don’t want one, you don’t have to have one.
- Bridal shopping can leave you feeling so hopeless. In one shop, I actually got told I’m too fat for any wedding dress, which of course left me feeling like a hopeless whale. But, there are other shops. Shops that will make you feel like the princess you are on your day.
- When all is said and done, as long as you have a great day and there are no arguments, your wedding day went amazing.
Thanks for reading,