As there are many different aspects to planning a wedding, mistakes are easily made. These mistakes can be big or small and are easily done. However, some mistakes that occur during the wedding planning process are a regular occurrence among brides and grooms, and can be easily avoided. Below are 9 common wedding mistakes that you and your fiancé can avoid today:
1. Not sticking to your budget
Going off track with your budget is easily done, especially when it comes to booking vendors. If you are tempted to overspend on a specific part of your day, see if there is anywhere else where you can save money. Tip: Allow an emergency fund within your budget for things such as last minute dress alterations.
2. Choosing your bridal party too early
If you are planning on having a long engagement, it may be worth holding off on deciding who your bridal party will be. A lot can happen in a year or more and you don’t want to have an awkward conversation with a bridesmaid whom you have drifted apart from.
3. Not planning your Day Schedule
The day schedule for your wedding is very important and will make sure that everything runs smoothly on the day. Tip: One of the most common timings that brides get wrong is hair and makeup, so make sure you have extra time allocated.
4. Inviting more guests than your venue allows
It is right to assume that some of your guests won’t be able to attend your wedding. However if you invite 30 more guests than your venue allows, what happens if they all RSVP yes? Make sure that you only send out exact venue numbers at first, then if you get some declines send out the additional invites.
5. Ordering your dress in the wrong size
Although you may be planning to lose two dress sizes before your big day, it is important to pick a size dress that fits you when you purchase it. This way if you do manage to lose weight, the dress can be adjusted with ease.
6. Failing to research vendors
Before booking your vendors, do your research and look at reviews. Although a vendor may have an impressive portfolio, they could also have a lot of negative feedback from recent couples.
7. Focusing too much on trends
Wedding trends come and go, but your wedding day will be something that you will remember for the rest of your life. Make your wedding day reflect you and your fiancé as a couple instead of sticking to current trends.
8. Not thinking about your guests
It’s important to consider your guests throughout the wedding planning process. Will you have enough time to talk to them at your wedding? Do your out of town guests have local hotel information? Any dietary requirements to consider?
9. Not thinking about your Fiancé
Make sure that you and your fiancé have an equal say when planning. Are they not passionate about flowers but want to plan the honeymoon? Delegate accordingly to make sure that both your needs are met.