CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Future brides take note – when it comes to weddings, there's always the good, the bad…and the funny! Believe it or not, wedding hiccups like rowdy guests or sometimes pushy relatives happen to everyone. In its 8th annual "What's On Brides' Minds" survey, David's Bridal shares that brides are not alone in navigating some of these wedding obstacles. In fact, someday these little "mishaps" will be the stories you share with your kids (and grandkids) when fondly reminiscing about your wedding day.
Altering the Proposal
Your journey to the altar begins with the proposal – the moment he gets down on one knee, professes his love and asks you to spend the rest of your lives together. It's like a scene out of a movie… or is it? For the majority of the brides surveyed (53%) they would make a few "minor adjustments" to the proposal if they could:
- Location, location, location: 22% of recent brides surveyed would have changed the location.
- It's not what you say…: Those eloquent proposals Hollywood writers script are difficult to replicate in real life, and 20% of the women wished the speech was different.
- The ring is the thing: Let's be honest – every woman wants to show off her beautiful engagement ring as soon as she says yes (hence the popularity of the #ringselfie). 14% of brides would make some changes to their bling if they could.
- Sometimes more isn't merrier: While the majority of women surveyed were thrilled to share this special moment with those around them, 14% would have preferred that different people were present.
Regardless of the "who, what and where," one thing is for sure – 100% of brides were glad he asked the question!
Bad Guest Behavior
Even though there's bound to be a cringe-worthy moment at some point during the wedding, take solace in the fact that no guest behavior could be as bad as the Game of Thrones "red wedding" episode! Someday you'll laugh about these funny guest missteps…
- The Long Talker: Everyone wants to say something lovely to the happy couple. Of the brides surveyed, 24% wished they had asked those with the mic to keep it short and sweet.
- Fashion Police: I can't believe she wore that! 16% wanted to tell at least one of their guests that their attire was inappropriate.
- +1 Problem: What is HE doing here? 16% of the brides would have liked to been able to veto some of their guests' plus ones.
- Last Call: 14 percent of the brides wanted tell at least one guest "you're cut off" and keep them away from the bar. Or would have hired a bouncer.
- No One Needed To Know That: Not everyone needs to know the story of what happened that one night in college… 13% of those surveyed would have asked their guests not to share that embarrassing story.
There is the bridezilla, the groomzilla and the mother of them all – the momzilla. She really does mean well…
- Equal Partners: Apparently it doesn't matter which side you are on for this one. Of the brides who responded, 22 percent said the mother of the bride caused the most stress at their weddings, while another 22 percent said it was the mother of the groom.
- Maid of Horror: You may want to choose your bridesmaids wisely as they received 13 percent of the vote for being the "most dramatic" during the wedding process.
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SOURCE David's Bridal, Inc.