7. Choosing bridesmaids more carefully. If a girl is full of drama, even if she’s a close childhood friend, she won’t just ‘take it back a notch’ because she can tell it’s important for you. If she’s full of drama, keep her away!
8. Paper invitations and RSVPs. Set up a wedding site and have people RSVP there. The amount of stress I put myself through trying to get paper mailed back to me in an era when no one uses mail anymore was so unnecessary. At one point we’d gotten very few RSVPs back and I had a total crying meltdown about how no one was going to come. Of course they were going to come, it’s just no one uses mail anymore. Save yourself the headache and the money. It’s my biggest wedding regret.
9. Not paying for a babysitter. We had so many young kids at our wedding. It was kid friendly but if we had two babysitters watching the kids it would have been more fun for the parents.