First of all, congratulations on your engagement! Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, regardless of the size of the event. Unlike any other party you may have hosted, a wedding party is so special, not only because you’ll be dressed in your dream dress or suit and be surrounded by your bridal party but also because it will likely be the biggest party you have ever planned. However, there are a few mistakes that many couples make during the planning process that can be avoided.
Knowing how much you can spend before you start scheduling vendors or making orders is essential. Openly discuss with your spouse or whoever is funding the wedding, so you don’t end up with a maxed-out credit card.
No Wedding Planner
With so much information available, it can take time to figure out where to start. However, wedding planners know many people in the industry and can help you find the right vendors for your wedding and help to make the day stress free for the happy couple.
Selecting the Wrong Venue
Most couples make the mistake of falling in love with a location, only to discover that it is unavailable or needs more room for their guests. So, it’s essential to ensure that there is nearby guest accommodation for out-of-town guests and the reception venue is accessible and can accommodate your needs.
No Plan for Contingencies
You never know when something unexpected might happen, such as sudden weather changes or vendor issues. Make sure to create a Plan B or C to decrease feelings of powerlessness during a crisis.
Having No Extra Help
Assign some tasks to your friends or family members but remember to appreciate their efforts and hire a professional if you need more assistance.
Overplanning and Micromanaging
You’ve hired brilliant individuals who understand your vision, so let them do their work. Trust in their abilities and enjoy your day.
Don’t Forget to Hire a Videographer
Wedding videos are valuable because they allow you to relive your special day and capture your most memorable day’s voices, sounds, and actions.
Be Mindful of Your Guest List
It’s easy to over-invite, which can lead to budget compromises. Be aware of the maximum capacity of the reception venue, and don’t give blind plus-ones.
Need Help Planning?
If you need help planning your wedding, we have a list of wedding suppliers who can help you take care of everything you need, from exclusive deals to honeymoon arrangements. Let us help you make your dream day a reality.