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Wedding Secrets: How Many of These Are You Guilty of?

Posted on March 06, 2017 by New Jersey Bride

So Wedding Wire just released their first-ever Wedding Secrets Survey—and there’s some really interesting info here!! Sixty-six percent of the couples polled admitted to having at least ONE wedding secret, so we’re sure something on this list may resonate with you. How many of these secrets are you guilty of? Are are any of your secrets NOT on this list? Planning a wedding is such a stressful time—you’re bound to have had a few of these thoughts or committed a few of these secrets. It’s all normal! Just communicate with your fiancé, your parents, your wedding planner, your vendors, and everyone involved. The more information you have, the better you’ll be able to make decisions, keeping those wedding secrets at bay! Here they are!  

Weddng party at The Grove in Cedar Grove, NJ
Impressions Photo and Video
  • A quarter of couples invited guests with the hope that they would actually decline.


  • 1 out of 5 respondents were hungover on their wedding day and drank too much at the reception.

Alison Conklin Photography
  • Nearly 20% of respondents lied about how they really met their partner.


  • 20% thought “I’ll do this differently at my next wedding.”

    Kendall Massimo Photography
  • 20% secretly got married before the ceremony.


  • More than half of newlyweds have secret Pinterest boards before and after getting engaged.

    Jane & Pam Grecsek Photography
  • Two-thirds of respondents admit to having at least one “wedding secret.”


  • 1 in 4 respondents looked forward to the honeymoon more than their wedding.

    New Jersey Bride Alana and Scott Real Wedding
    Brain Hatton Photography
  • Nearly a quarter of couples completely forgot the name of one of their guests.


  • Nearly ⅕ couples didn’t wait a full year to eat their cake.

    Drew Noel Photography
  • Nearly 2 out of 10 couples told friends/family exactly what type of engagement ring they wanted.


  • Nearly 1 out of 10 respondents thought about calling off the wedding!


White classic wedding cake
Impressions Photo and Video
  • 16% were too tired to “seal the deal” on their wedding night.


  • 16 % regretted the choices they made during the planning.

Bride and groom outside The Oyster Point Hotel wedding Red Bank, NJ
Jac & Jules Photography
  • 7% changed their vows at the last minute.


  •  7 % lied about living together before the wedding.

    Meely Photography
  • 4% booked a venue or vendor before getting engaged.


    • 3% forgot the ring at the altar.


    • 2% said the wrong partner’s name!