Geordies have been revealed to have some big wedding regrets with nearly one fifth (17%) wanting to swap their weddings with family and friends for eloping to Las Vegas which isn’t surprising given the same number wished they’d not invited any relatives at all to share their big day.

Many couples wedding day blues were down to alcohol with one fifth (18%) wishing they could have stopped guests from getting too drunk whilst 15% wished they could have stopped themselves ruining heir own day by getting too drunk.

Nearly one fifth (18%) admitted the British weather was the cause of their disappointment, one in ten (11%) admitted some guests didn’t even bother turning up and the same number were bored at their own wedding.

The research from instantprint revealed the marriage mayhem was predominantly caused by managing budgets (35%), table plans (20%) and choosing the dress (12%).

Nearly one fifth (19%) of residents said they struggled to get on with their in-laws on the day along with 19% not being able to amicably agree on the venue.

Perhaps unsurprisingly for those who have been a groom, one quarter of men worried most about delivering a funny and heartfelt speech.

Though the terror didn’t last for long as three quarters (75%) said the day went by in a flash.

Jon Constantine-Smith, Head of instantprint, said Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life and it’s shocking to find that so many Brits are disappointed in how their big day turned out.


There is a lot of planning that goes into one day and we have worked with our buyers to reveal current trends, colours and styles for our new wedding stationery line and we hope it can ease a little pressure for those couples planning their nuptials in the future.”

instantprint has launched a new custom wedding stationery range from wedding invitations and RSVP cards to table plans and name cards with prices from £17


For more information please contact the instantprint press office on 0161 236 2277 or email


  1. Managing budgets
  2. Table plans
  3. Choosing the dress
  4. Dealing with your parents
  5. Dealing with your partner’s parents
  6. Booking the venue
  7. Creating the wedding collateral – order of service, invites, table plan, place cards etc.
  8. Confirming the wedding party – best man, maid of honour etc.
  9. Writing the speeches
  10. Chasing the RSVPs
  11. Working around the weather
  12. Catering for different dietary requirements
  13. Choosing a hair and make-up artist
  14. Wedding gift list
  15. First song
  16. Getting your partner to agree to everything
  17. Worrying about being left at the altar