#1 – What It’s All About
The biggest wedding error, a faux pas rightfully at home in the #1 spot, is the mistake of losing sight of what the wedding day is all about.
It should not be about one-upmanship. It is not about whether your fireworks went on longer, and gave more guests tinnitus, than your friend’s wedding pyrotechnics, nor whether your singing waiters were better than your sister-in-law’s magician. No one will remember the wedding cake that cost a month’s wages, only whether it tasted any good. In no time at all the memory of the food you agonised over selecting and which would have cost £40pp in a good gastropub, but for which you paid triple for the privilege of eating it in a white dress, will have been all but forgotten. The designer dress and sensational shoes you purchased with devil-may-care abandon, (and 42 months, interest free, to repay) will be sitting in a box in your spare room gathering dust, whilst your Agent Provocateur basque will have found itself relegated to your once-a-year-if-you’re-lucky drawer.
It’s important to celebrate your wedding in a way which reflects your style as a couple and to share the day with the people who mean most to you, but after all the preparation and planning, not to mention all the expense and the stress, the wedding day itself can feel like the culmination of so many hopes and dreams when really it is only the beginning.
It is the prelude to an odyssey, which will, hopefully, last a lifetime and during which a couple will experience both joy and tribulation on a scale to put the wedding day itself into true perspective. So, enjoy the party but savour every second of the subsequent journey.