|Posted in Lifestyle on 30 Jul 2014||
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: