The Most Common Mistakes Brides Make
While planning a wedding is so exciting to every bride, it takes a great deal of time and organization. This is not just an ordinary event. It's usually a pretty large-scale event. One of the first things to do is establish a budget. Once you establish a realistic budget and create a timeline, you are well on your way to planning an amazing wedding celebration or so you thought. Trying to stay on track can be a challenge for the most organized brides. That's why we came up with The Most Common Mistakes Brides Make.
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1. You Don't Hire a Wedding Planner
Let's face it, planning a wedding is already stressful, even more so as you get closer to the actual wedding date. This is when the most important details have to be "ironed out." However, one of The Most Common Mistakes Brides Make is taking on everything themselves instead of hiring a wedding planner. Wedding planners are experienced in handling unexpected circumstances and last-minute changes.
2. Vendors Don't Get Fed
Not only is feeding your guests important, so is feeding the vendors. That's why we have to mention this as one of The Most Common Mistakes Brides Make. Vendors include your wedding planner, DJ, photographer, videographer, etc. Vendors have a long day and are committed to making sure your wedding day is perfect. So, be sure they stay energized by providing a meal. Include the cost in your overall budget.
3. Consideration of Guests
Yes, this is your day. It is all about you. But don't forget to consider your guests when you plan your wedding. Some guests will be traveling from out of town to attend your wedding. More than likely, guests will have hotel accommodations. You should make sure to provide transportation to and from the wedding and reception venues so that they are not required to spend extra money.
4. Buying Dress Before Booking a Venue
When you get engaged, one of the first things you want to do is go shopping for your wedding gown. One of The Most Common Mistakes Brides Make is buying the wedding dress before booking the venue. You want to look amazing on your wedding day. I get it. However, venue costs take up a great deal of your budget and should be booked before purchasing your wedding dress to ensure you stay within your budget.
5. Don't Set Enough Time Aside for Hair and Makeup
Ever wonder why the wedding doesn't start on time. Not setting enough time aside to get hair and makeup done is one of The Most Common Mistakes Brides Make. Discuss the details of how long it would take to style your hair and get your makeup done with both your hairstylist and your makeup artists so that things can run smoothly and you are on time.
6. You Don't Eat
Trust me. You will not gain extra pounds by the time the wedding starts. That's why you must eat something on your wedding day. You don't want to get weak or light-headed. Eat a light meal or snack before the wedding.
7. You Don't Limit the Toasts
Whether it's setting limitations on who will be making a toast or how long a person will be allowed to speak while making a toast. You know that one friend or family member that is "long-winded" and can talk forever. Boundaries should be put in place so that it does not interfere with the timeline.
If you would like to learn more about The Most Common Mistakes Brides Make, contact us to speak to one of our wedding planners.