8 Wedding Planning Mistakes to Avoid
Are you ready to embark on the rollercoaster ride of wedding planning? Buckle up because it’s about to get wild, emotional, and oh-so-rewarding. But hold on just a sec! Before you dive headfirst into the wonderful world of wedding bells and bouquets, let’s talk about the oh-no moments you definitely want to avoid.
Let’s dodge those bullets together!
1 – Procrastination Station- Waiting Until the Last Minute
Oh, procrastination – that sneaky friend who always promises to be there later. Don’t wait until the last minute to book venues, hire vendors, or decide on your bridal party’s outfits. The best flowers, photographers, and musicians get snapped up faster than you can say “I do,” so get a move on, folks!
2 – Budget Bloopers -Not Setting Clear Financial Boundaries
Money talk might be awkward, but it’s absolutely essential. You don’t want to go all out on designer napkins and then realise you can’t afford a wedding cake (the horror!). Set a realistic budget and stick to it like frosting on cake. It’s okay to splurge a little, but overspending can lead to post-wedding blues that even the fanciest honeymoon can’t cure.
3 – Guest List
One of the biggest wedding planning blunders is not mastering the guest list game. Keep it intimate and invite those who truly matter. Remember, each extra guest adds to the cost, so unless you have an infinite budget, you might want to be selective with who you invite and cull where needed.
4 – Weather Woes
Have a backup plan in case mother nature decides to throw a curveball. Marquees, indoor spaces back up plan, or even umbrellas can save the day and be considered for rainy weddings or for a super hot wedding day- consider shade, plenty of water, umbrellas and fans.
5 – Pinterest Overload; Chasing Too Many Trends
Pinterest is a magical wonderland filled with inspiration and ideas. But beware, it’s a rabbit hole that can lead you to the dark side – the realm of wedding trends. Mixing a couple of trendy elements into your day can be cool, but going overboard could make your wedding photos look dated in year’s to come. We suggest keep it classic, add a sprinkle of your unique style, and you’ll be good to go.
6 – DIY Disasters ;Biting Off More Than You Can Chew
Ah, the allure of DIY – doing it all yourself to save some dollars but here’s the truth: crafting 100 centerpieces, baking a five-tier cake, and designing your own invitations might just drive you up the wall. Choose your DIY battles wisely!
7 – Not Factoring in Buffer Time
Time flies when you’re having fun, but it can also sprint away when you’re getting ready for the biggest day of your life. Plan for buffer time in your schedule – from hair and makeup to transport and photo sessions. It’s better to have a few extra minutes to sip champagne and catch your breath than to rush through your special moments.
8 – Seating Chart Stress
Waiting Too Long to Tackle the seating chart! Navigating the intricate web of family dynamics, friendships, and office politics can make your head spin. Start early and save yourself from last-minute seating arrangement stress.