Married Couple’s Biggest Wedding Spending Regrets

It is really easy to get caught up in the moment when you are planning your wedding and overspend on things you don’t really need. A lot of couples look back on their wedding day and wish they’d spent less on certain things and more on others. We’ve compiled a list of married couple’s biggest wedding spending regrets.


This is the number one thing couples think they spent too much on when they look back. Flowers can get very pricey, especially if you are having a big wedding. While they can make your wedding a lot prettier there is no need to pick the most popular or expensive kind. Splurge on your bouquet and save on the centre pieces.

Wedding Cake

A lot of people have come to the conclusion that the bigger the wedding cake the more extravagant the wedding. There is always a lot of cake left over that ends up going in the bin afterwards, so it is definitely a waste getting a huge cake just so it looks fancy. If you’re set on having a big cake, a lot of bakers can put cardboard layers on the top, which can save you a good bit of money.

Save the Dates

These are just an added expense before you send the actual invitations. If for whatever reason you can’t send your invitations early, why not do electronic save the dates? This will save you both time and money.


When thinking back to their wedding day a lot of couples wish they spent less on the wedding and more on the honeymoon. For your wedding, you’re spending a lot of money making sure everyone else is happy, while your honeymoon is just for you and your newlywed. Have a long hard think about what is more important to you.

Photographer and Videographer

This is the area most couples wish they spent more on. In twenty years when you’re looking back at your wedding photos you don’t want to regret cutting corners on all of your memories. Some couples decide they aren’t going to have a videographer at all and just have their friends take videos but it really isn’t the same unless they really know what they’re doing.

Here at Marry Me Ireland we have a wide variety of exceptional celebrants who can deliver the wedding ceremony of your dreams – traditional, unique or otherwise. So get in touch today and we can start planning your special day!