Have you ever been to a wedding that is memorable for all the wrong reasons?
Where the blunders stick in your mind as a cautionary tale of what not to do when your special day rolls around.
After all, your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life.
Most couples want to make sure that every detail is perfect. That it is a day filled with perfect memories, love and fun.
There are some common wedding mistakes that couples make when planning their day. We have collected them all together so that you can avoid making the same mistakes.
Here are the top 10 wedding mistakes to avoid…
1: Leaving Everything To The Last Minute
Regardless of whether you are planning a small intimate gathering or an extravaganza, you will want to get the details nailed early on. The wedding industry is popular and competitive. If you have your heart set on something, then it is best to book early.
As a minimum, you want to deal with your venue, photographer, catering, guest list, and stationery early on. Sorting the big stuff early means that you don't have to worry and can refine the smaller details as you go.
2: Blowing The Budget
While your wedding day is super important, you don't want to be paying for it for the rest of your life. Make sure you set a budget and stick to it so that you don't end up spending more than you want to. The most important thing is enjoying the day, and you can do that on whatever budget you choose.
3: Feeling Obligated
It is your special day, no one else’s. It pays to remember that it is about what you and your partner want, not what everyone else wants! Don't let the feeling of obligation impact your decisions and compromise the vision you have for your wedding.
4: Not Considering The Weather
No matter what time of year you choose to get married, you should consider the possibility that it could rain. Having a wet weather plan is a must. Even if it is to simply have umbrellas or a marquee available. That way, the weather can’t rain on your parade, so to speak!
5: Assuming People Won't Come
When you set your guest list, assume that everyone you invite will come. It is safer to work to this mindset, rather than estimating that 10% will RSVP no. That way, you won't end up with too many people for your venue, people without meals to eat, or needing to have an awkward uninviting conversation later.
6: Stationery Blunders
Save The Dates, Invitations, Table Settings, and Place Names are integral in making sure your day runs smoothly. They give your guests the info they need to make it to the right venue on time, confirm their attendance, and know what is happening when the big day rolls around.
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7: Premature Save The Date Sending
When you first announce your engagement, you and your partner will be floating on cloud nine. Of course you will want to have every single person you know celebrate your love at your wedding.
But hold fire on sending those Save The Dates.
By the time you book a venue and finalise your guest list, the guest names might look a little different than they did in that initial glow. If you prematurely send your Save The Dates, then you will be stuck with those people on your invite list. Set your budget and venue before getting those date cards in the mail!
8: Buying The Dress First
Selecting the perfect wedding dress will be one of your key tasks. But, it shouldn’t be at the top of the list. The ‘perfect’ dress will mean perfect for your venue, transport and theme. If you decide on a windswept, rustic venue, then a puffy, princess gown may end up being impractical. So, save yourself the stress by setting the main themes first, then hitting the dress shops.
9: Not Doing Your Research First
It is always a good idea to research any supplier that is going to be involved in your day. That means doing a trial run of your hair and makeup, checking your photographer’s style, tasting the food from the caterer, visiting the venue, and researching your designer’s work. That way, you won’t be disappointed with the results you receive.
10: Stressing Too Much
While you might want every detail to be perfect, it is important to not stress about it on your day. By getting too involved in a perfect schedule, you might forget to enjoy the day. Roll with it and just see how everything plays out. With your excellent planning, we bet you won’t be able to find fault.
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