Weddings can be many things. They can be romantic, emotional and, well, expensive. This magical day can suddenly get a tad less magical when it comes to the price tag attached to the big day. This was certainly the case for one bride that shared on TikTok that she regrets spending money on certain items for her wedding. So, she created a few videos to pass on her advice to other future newlyweds to stop them from making the mistakes she did. We guess that when it comes to some weddings, less is more. Here's her advice.
Newlywed Lists The Items She Regrets Spending Money On For Her Wedding
Morgan C is the master of wedding advice
Meet Morgan Casper, AKA @morgangcasper, she's all about using her TikTok page for all things weddings, including helpful advice. From which questions to ask a wedding photographer to planning a family dance for a wedding, Morgan C has all the deets. With 57,000 followers and 3.7-million likes, she has a loyal fanbase that cherishes her advice for all of their matrimonial considerations.
Skip the matching bridesmaid pajamas
After getting married last year, Casper realized that some of her wedding purchases were unnecessary and ended up ultimately wasting money, including matching bridesmaids pajamas that didn't "flatter" everyone's body types. For Casper, there was nothing to do with these pictures and she recommends simply having everyone pick their own black pajamas for a few cute pics and keeping things simple.
Ditch an expensive wedding cake
After spending a whopping $1,800 on her wedding cake, no one really ate it — including Casper and her husband. Casper is urging people save their cake money for some late-night snacks that people can eat at the end of the day after they're tired. After all, nothing beats a late-night treat.
Stay away from too much stationary
Fancy wedding invitations, menus and other lavish stationary can feel perfect for a wedding, but at some point, they get excessive. Casper thought that stationary would be sheer elegance for her wedding, but realized that it ultimately distracted from her table decor and wasn't worth the money. She suggests skipping stationary or keeping a low budget of about "$15" for it on Etsy.
No flowers down the aisle
While having flowers down the aisle sounds picturesque to many, it wasn't the best sight to see for Casper. She found them to be a "totally unnecessary" distraction during her wedding. Instead, she recommends spending more money on a "cooler" alter.
There's also a Part 2:
The people spoke, and Casper listened. They wanted a Part 2 and she delivered it accordingly with more things not to spend money on for a wedding. She kicked off this video by urging people to stay clear of hiring a wedding planner. Casper explained that wedding planners are not only "expensive," but also unnecessary for people like herself that are already naturally organized. She does, however, recommend that anyone planning their own wedding takes off a month for some much needed time to get ready for the wedding bells to ring.
Don't buy lounge vignettes
Sure, it sounds nice to relax with wedding guests on the comfy lounge vignettes that you've purchased for your wedding — until it ends up costing $400 to $500 per vignette and you only use them for 30 to 45 minutes. Casper wasn't impressed with her decision to buy lounge vignettes for her wedding and thinks it's smarter for people to choose another option.
She's not a fan of wedding favors
While Casper's wedding favors took on personal meaning for her when she chose to give out Portuguese olive oil to honor her late father, who's originally from Portugal — she has regrets. It was hard for her to get guests to take them home at the end of the ceremony, meaning lots of wedding favors were wasted. She recommends having wedding favors on tables for attendees to see when they arrive if someone opts to have them.
Skip a custom card box
Finally, Casper explained, "we spent a lot of money on an acrylic card box with our names on it. We have no use for it now. It's in the basement." While an adorable card box is a creative idea, it wasn't as practical as she was hoping.
Let us know what you think in the comments of Casper's regretful wedding purchases and if you have some from your own list to add, too.