No Regrets: Avoid These Common Wedding Planning Mistakes
Mistakes are inevitable when planning a wedding. After all, there are so many different things to think about, and you can never plan for the unexpected. However, there are certain mistakes that you won’t be able to get out of your mind after the big occasion, and so it’s important to try and avoid these! With that in mind, let’s’ take a look…
- Blowing your budget – There is only one place to begin, and this is with blowing your budget. An amazing wedding does not need to be an expensive wedding. If you end up spending way more than you can afford to, you will feel the impact of this for years and years to come. It is not difficult for a wedding to become extortionate in price, so set yourself a wedding budget from the beginning, and stick to it. You will find alternatives to the expensive things that have caught your eye throughout.
- Feeling like you need to play by the rules – It is important to remember that this is your wedding day. While some people may love a traditional, white wedding, if this is not your style, do what feels right for you. Instead of covering the aisle with petals, why not go for full flower heads? Instead of choosing a plain, metal wedding band, wooden wedding rings are a good choice. They are different and memorable, and at the end of the day, you are the person that is going to be wearing it for the rest of your life, not everyone else in attendance.
- Failing to consider the weather and your surroundings – Imagine this, you decide to get married on the beach, the sun is shining down on you, and the backdrop is magical; yet you are sweating buckets. This will happen if you don’t consider your dress in regards to the weather.
- Trying to drop two sizes before your final fitting – You wouldn’t believe how many people do this. They want to lose weight before they get married, so they order a dress two sizes too small. Making a commitment to exercise and eat right is great, but don’t give yourself a mountain to climb. Crash dieting is only going to make you feel worse before your big day.
- Doing anything before the guest list – When excitement takes over, it is easy to dive right in and book your wedding venue, taste cakes, and choose flowers. However, you should not do anything of this until you have your guest list. Your guest list will determine the majority of other elements at your wedding, from your ceremony seating arrangement to your catering bill.
If you can avoid the error mentioned above, you won’t have to worry about looking back on your wedding day and regretting the mistakes you have made. But, the most important step of all is to ensure you don’t put too much pressure on yourself and don’t worry if anything goes wrong. This is your special day, so make sure you enjoy it.