Your wedding day is supposed to be one of the most magical of your entire life, but, for this to come to pass, a lot of planning and preparation is needed. Unfortunately, it’s throughout this process that some pretty disastrous mistakes can be made. While some of these are sure to be unavoidable, many more can be prevented, saving you money and unnecessary worry. No bride wants a catastrophe on her wedding day, so here are six common mistakes you should avoid.
Forgetting The Guest List
When you get engaged, it’s only natural to be excited and want to get to wedding planning as soon as possible. However, before you can start to look at venues or even choose your dress, you need to spend some time planning your guest list. This factor determines many of the other elements of your wedding, and, as such, must be completed before you do anything else.
Planning The Schedule Poorly
No wedding day should feel like a rush. Instead, you should flow naturally from activity to activity, with yourself and your guests being calm and happy the entire time. If you under or overestimate how long certain events will take you, you’ll find yourself stressed, and won’t enjoy your day as much as you should. For this reason, you should always check how long everything will take.
Listening To Everyone’s Opinions
While friends and family can certainly be of great help throughout the planning process, they can also leave you more frazzled than you were, to begin with. Although you’ll want your guests to have a great time at your wedding, you must remember that it is yours and your partner’s alone. Make the day about you and don’t sacrifice your happiness to please any of your guests.
Choosing The Wrong Dress
Picking a wedding dress is one of the most exciting and exhausting tasks you’ll encounter while planning your big day. After all, choosing the wrong gown will leave you uncomfortable and upset. Reading a guide to wedding dress styles can help you find a look that you love. While your budget is important, you shouldn’t pick a dress you don’t like just because it’s cheap enough.
Spending Over Your Budget
With so many things to buy and book for your wedding, planning a budget is never a simple task. That being said, spending without a budget will only make your life harder, as you could run out of cash before you buy everything that you need. To avoid spending more money that you have, you should stick to your budget as much as you can and save up extra cash for unexpected costs.
Comparing To Other Weddings
We all want our wedding day to be a one-of-a-kind, which is why it’s so tough when you see someone close to you with the same dress, venue, or flowers as you. Rather than stress about these similarities, you should find ways to make these small details more personal to you. You could accessorise your dress differently, for example, or swap a flower or two in your bouquet.
Your wedding day is supposed to be the best in your life, and hopefully, by avoiding the mistakes listed above, yours can be.