Fairytale weddings are seldom as perfect as they seem- there are so many things going on behind the scenes that there is bound to be a hiccup or two. We are here to help, so you don’t let those stars in your eyes let you fall victim to the most common mistakes brides make when planning their weddings.
Mistake #1: Planning Everything on your Own
DIY touches at weddings are amazing, folding 1000 origami swans to signify your love for your partner when you have three weeks left and a million other details to plan- not so much. Delegate things out to people in your bridal party that have shown an interest in helping, or if you are financially able, hire a wedding planner to help. You want to make this a special experience, not a stressful one.
Mistake #2: Planning Things Before Deciding on the Guest list
This is one of the most crucial parts of wedding planning that affects everything from venue choices, to menu budget. There is so much to consider when deciding on a guest list, including taking people’s feelings into account, whether you want a cosy or extravagant atmosphere, or simply what you can afford. Get this done first and save yourself from a lot of logistical headaches later.
Mistake #3 Getting Your Wedding Dress Too Small
So many brides want to look perfect on their wedding day, and a lot of them think that that means dropping a couple of dress sizes. This can lead to more stress than you need and sometimes to a dress that doesn’t fit. Get a dress in your size but, by all means, commit to eating well and working out. If you’re in the process of losing weight, bare in mind that alterations in size can be done at your second fitting- the final fitting is not the time or place to be making those kinds of changes.
Mistake #4 Being Bound by Tradition
This is YOUR day and that means that you can do what you want. That might mean that you want to stick to the traditional ways or you can mix it up a bit. Don’t want a white dress? Don’t get one. Want your best male friend as your “man” of honour, do it! This is a celebration of your love, and your wedding choices should reflect that.
Mistake #5 “Hiring” Friends over professionals
Getting a friend to DJ for you because he has good music taste doesn’t automatically mean he’ll be a great wedding DJ. Music, photos and food are best left up to the professionals, and if you’re scared of hurting anyone’s feelings, just tell them you’d far rather they relax and be part of the celebrations instead of working through your wedding.
We wish you the happiest, stress-free wedding! But remember, your wedding day is special but it symbolizes so much more than just the day. If mistakes happen, that’s ok, we are all human and you can still be comforted in the fact that you have your favorite person beside you to get through it all with.
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