Are You Planning Your Wedding?
Planning for your dream wedding is certainly exhausting and stressful, especially when you decide to do it on your own. It’s like a blank canvass, clean and clear with nothing in it. And, it’s up to you to put color into it, to paint it with your vision. You have to think about where you and your partner want to get married, the style, theme, music, and everything else.
And, because planning a wedding entails many, many details and lots of decisions to make, it’s easy to make mistakes along the way… mistakes that may greatly affect your big day or worst… even ruin it.
So, it’s important that you know these mistakes and avoid them as you go through your planning process. Your wedding day is one of the biggest moments of your life, and it’s supposed to be as magical as you have imagined it to be. With our list, there will be nothing that can stop you from making your dream wedding come true!
Top 10 Mistakes Most People Make When Planning a Wedding
1.Starting Even Before Setting a Budget
While it’s not the most romantic thing to do, you and your partner should sit down and agree on a budget that both of you are willing to spend for your wedding. If you don’t, it’s easy to fall in love with a venue, cake, and dress and then agree on a price, only to realize that you don’t have enough budget for anything else. So, avoid a lot of stress in the future and set your guidelines today.
2. Not Having a Plan B (Rain Plan)
If you are planning an outdoor wedding, it’s never enough that you just “hope” it won’t rain. Because as reliable weather forecasts are, anything can really happen! So, it is crucial that you have a Plan B and pay that 50% deposit for umbrellas and tents. And, even if you end up not using it, think of it as an investment for your peace of mind!
3. Thinking that Outdoor Events Means Less Cost
This is a common misconception. Just because you are choosing to set up outdoors does not mean you are paying less. Aside from the tent, you also have to rent bathrooms, lighting, generators, fans when it’s hot, heaters when it’s cold, and kitchen facilities too!
4. Buying Your Dress First
The first thing that you should focus on is your venue, your style, and theme, and only then should you purchase your dress.
5. Assuming Some of Your Guests will Say No
They say that 10% of the people you invite won’t attend. And, this number even goes higher when it’s a destination wedding. Remember, these are not definite and you shouldn’t count on these numbers. Don’t over-invite and keep your guest list within the capacity of your chosen venue.
6. Planning a Long Party
While you want your big day to last forever, don’t give your guests the same feeling. It’s can get pretty exciting to plan your wedding program and you may get tempted to include a lengthy ceremony, multi-course meal, hours and hours of dancing, pre-vow drinks, a fun after-party, and more. However, this isn’t a great idea and you’ll tire everyone out, including yourself. So, stick with a 5-hour reception to make sure your guests can have fun and still exit happy.
7. Not Being Clear with Your Photographer
You might think that you’re cool with everything your photographer does and shots. And, you might give them the go signal to be free to capture the moments they think will be great. While this works, there’s just no guarantee that you’ll be pleased with the results. So, be as specific as you can with your photographer and be honest about your requests.
8. Trying to Cut Down Cost by Not Hiring a Videographer
Wouldn’t it be great if you can relive your wedding day decades from now and see how it all worked out? Trust us, nothing compares to having your big day documented and watching it years from now!
9. Skipping the Hair and Makeup Trial
Save yourself the stress of thinking how you will look like on your actual wedding day by scheduling a trial session with your hair and makeup artist! Aside from making sure of how you would look like, you can also try out other looks during this time.
10. Worrying too Much
See, this is your wedding day. More importantly, it’s the day you get to marry the love of your life! So, don’t sweat on the small stuff and stop worrying about the centerpiece on table 9. Have fun and be in this once-in-a-lifetime (ideally) moment!
It’s All About the Balance
Another mistake many brides make is that they become too relaxed throughout the planning process. Many pride themselves as the opposite of a bridezilla only to realize a week before the actual day that she missed some important elements of her wedding. So, As with everything else in life, make sure to put in the proper balance of worry and chill!