By Becky Wicks
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Biggest wedding regrets – the brides have spoken!

It's supposed to go down in history as the happiest day of your life, but surprising new stats prove that a whopping 82% of brides would opt to do things differently if they had their big day again. But what would they change?


Should have ditched a bridesmaid

It's hard for a girl to choose her bridesmaids – best friends, sisters, sister-in-laws and cousins – everyone likes to think they'll be the chosen ones. It's a popularity contest that costs more than it's worth, apparently. When it comes down to it, 21% of women say they'd ditch at least one of their bridesmaids if they did it all over again.


Should have edit the best man's speech

That story about him talking to a log for five hours in a forest while high on magic mushrooms could probably have been edited, or left out completely, in light of it being his wedding day. 


52% of brides say they'd have edited the best man's speech if given a choice, which proves all those in-jokes and embarrassing tales from the groom's past should probably be saved for the pub, guys.


Should have worn a different dress

Choosing a dress is often the most fun part of getting married and many brides search for months – some even fly abroad in order to find their dream-gown. However, on looking back, 32% of women say they now ‘cringe' when they look at their wedding dress in photos. 


Sarah Jessica Parker for example, married Matthew Broderick in a black dress ‘to avoid media attention' and says she's regretted it ever since. Interestingly a further 38% say they'd change the way they did their hair and make-up, meaning it's OK to experiment beforehand, take some photos and choose your look carefully.


Other regrets include:

  • •Choosing a different honeymoon location (31%)
  • •Being dissatisfied with the photographer (30%)
  • •Choosing a different wedding ring (24%)
  • •Regretting the band / music choice (16%)


By Becky Wicks
Google+
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