15 Pieces of Absolutely Genius Wedding Advice We Learned on Reddit

It’s amazing what one can turn up on a deep Reddit dive. Example A: The enthusiastic thread “What’s the one thing you regret doing for your wedding day?” Honestly? It’s some of the best—and most vehement—first-person wedding advice we’ve ever come across. Without further ado, 15 nuggets every bride and groom should hear.

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Eat a Good Breakfast
“We got married early in the day on a beach and all I could think about was how much I wanted a breakfast sandwich with eggs, cheese and bacon on a toasted English muffin—with just a touch of hot sauce!”
- Downvotesdarksouls

Splurge on a Photobooth
“We were so busy the whole time that we barely sat down, so it was a kick getting the CD of photos back and seeing our friends who had never met before getting drunk and putting on props and being goofy together. Seeing how much fun everyone had made it worth it.”
- aidejavu

Don’t Register for Fancy China
“I didn’t want it. I knew we would never use it. I received everything. I haven’t used it in 25 years.”
- supertinypenguin

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Hold a Beat on the Honeymoon
“I regret leaving for the honeymoon the day after the wedding. It would have been nice to sleep in, have brunch in bed and spend most of the day naked together. Instead, we got up at 5 a.m., went to the airport and spent nine hours traveling.”
- molten_dragon

Don’t Wear a Sticky Bra
“I had a plunge neckline dress and didn't want to wear a bra under it. But I'm a G cup and let me tell you, trying to get those silicone things to hold up in 90-degree weather is a futile effort.”
- left4dogs

Hire an Officiant You Know and Trust
“My officiant completely screwed up the ceremony, he had my best man give the wrong rings at the wrong time. In addition, he kept asking me if ‘Emily Bronte’ and ‘Jane Eyre’ was going to make an appearance to perform their readings from the ceremony.”
- mrlazyboy

wedding advice toast

Prepare Your Speech
“I thought I'd just go up, thank everyone for coming and sit back down. Short and sweet, get it out the way. That's exactly what I did...without mentioning my parents or my wife.”
- Spideyismywingman

Don’t Invite People You Don’t Like
“They just cost you money, you don't interact with them at all, and they usually don't bring a nice gift to make up for it. Except for letting all of the divorced aunts and uncles bring +1's. Because that led to a whole jealousy competition train that was extremely entertaining.”
- Arctic_Walrus

Record the Ceremony
“I really wish we had the ceremony video taped. We spent a decent chunk of money on the photographer, and our photos look great. We didn’t think we wanted a video at the time, but a year and change later I really wish we did.”
- oldspicewarden  

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Spend time With Your Spouse
“My husband and I barely saw each other after the vows because family from everywhere wanted to talk about everything at the reception. It's the one thing I regret.”
- goodbyenichole 

Designate a Payment Person
“What I've heard from multiple couples is find someone you trust to handle paying everyone. Come time for the reception and everyone is coming to the bride and groom to get paid, and the last thing you want to deal with or think about is all the money you're spending."
- DTLAsmellslikepee

Don’t Skip the Hair Trial
“I wound up with some weird Game of Thrones braids-inspired mullet thing, and the curls fell out as soon as I left the hotel because it was super humid. I would have opted for something different.”
- wind_stars_fireflies

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Hire 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.”
- barksnapquack

Skip the Paper Invites
“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.”
- @shirleysparrow

...and Maybe the Sex
“Don't get me wrong, my wedding day was possibly the best day of my entire life, but it would have been just the teensiest bit better if we'd gotten some charming bed and breakfast and not forced ourselves to have tired, tired sex at like one in the morning.”

*Reddit comments have been edited and condensed.

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