I do… wish I hadn’t! Bridezella lives on AFTER the ceremony as 82% of women admit they would change at least one part of their wedding if they could tie the knot again
A third of brides regret their choice of wedding dress and would change it if they could turn back time, according to new research.
And that’s not all – more than half (52 per cent) would edit the best man’s speech if they had the chance to replay it and a third (31 per cent) would choose a different honeymoon destination.
A staggering 82 per cent of brides would alter at least one aspect of their big day if they could – meaning just 18 per cent have the ‘perfect day’ of their dreams.
A big wedding may be popular culture’s idea of the pinnacle of a woman’s life, but it’s not without risks and regrets – with every incorrect decision apparently haunting a bride for the rest of her life. Regrets about things like… wedding rings:
A quarter of brides (24 per cent) would change their wedding ring – and one in eight would swap their wedding band (13 per cent).
Four out of ten brides (39 per cent) regret allowing their husband to choose their engagement ring. Even if they are happy with the final ring, brides still wish they’d had more input in the decision.
And just under a third (32 per cent) wish they had spent more on the ring because they have to wear it for the rest of their lives.
The focus on wedding rings has almost nothing at all to do with the company who paid for this survey:
Jeweller Vashi Dominguez, who carried out the survey, said the long list of regrets shows how many brides get it wrong on their big day. ‘Most of us only marry once in our lives – why cut corners and skimp on costs?
‘What seems to be really expensive today will be like a drop in the ocean in 10 years’ time. We see women every day buying very expensive diamond rings because they don’t like their engagement rings.
‘Either their circumstances have changed and they can afford a better ring now or fashions have changed and they have previously lumbered themselves with a ring which looks completely inappropriate a few years after the wedding.
‘My advice to all women preparing for their wedding is to think very carefully about the ring because the chances are you won’t get an opportunity to change it.
‘No one wants to be left wearing an engagement ring for 50 years which they don’t like.’
Vashi is right: when it comes to choosing the person you want to spend the rest of your life with and making that commitment in front of everyone you care about, the most important thing is absolutely, without doubt the ring you choose to put on your finger. Trust a jeweller to bring some clarity to a situation like this.