Wedding planning comes with lots of decisions and activities to implement. You’ll get several kinds of advice and suggestions from family and friends; both the relevant and irrelevant ones.
You should therefore be proactive when making decisions for the most special day of your life.
Here are mistakes to avoid when planning your big day.
1. Not Getting The Real Wedding
The wedding reception and ceremony are often confused with one another.
Know that the wedding ceremony is the main event, the solemnization of your union while the wedding is all about the celebration.
This means that your planning should mostly be geared towards having a memorable wedding ceremony.
2. Not Planning for Rain on Your Day
Most times, couples ignore planning for disasters that are likely to occur on the wedding day.
Example is such as rain. If you plan on having an outdoor wedding, ensure that there is an alternative location and standby canopy.
You can imagine what disaster to expect if you do not plan for it to rain on your special day.
3. Spending Excessively
Your wedding might be the most expensive event in your lifetime. This is why you have to plan towards saving money so that you’ll not end up in debt after your wedding.
You can have an exquisite wedding and still save a whole lot. Ensure you create your budget and set your priorities right.
You can learn more about saving on your wedding by reading our article on Ways to save on your wedding venue and menu.
4. Not Carefully Choosing Your MC/Band
You want your wedding guests to get sleepy, yawn and wish that the wedding ends? Of course not!
Your MC and DJ are two important personalities that will prevent your day from going boring.
Ensure that you carefully choose your MC/DJ/Band leader, those that will give the best out of your special day and make sure that your wedding guests enjoy every bit of it.
5. Not Involving Your Partner
The planning of the wedding is not the duty of just the bride. The groom should also be involved in the wedding planning.
Read our article on Wedding duties for the groom.
6. Not Staying Focused
Don’t get to anxious about making your day perfect. Pay attention to the what is very important and not on the small details.
Don’t panic when things doesn’t go as planned. Relax, stay focused and enjoy the planning process.
7. Not Creating a Budget
When you don’t have a budget, you either overspend or under spend. This is because spending on your wedding requires effective planning and organization.
Ensure that you create a budget and envisage what you can afford for your wedding.
Victoria is a seasoned journalist and blogger. Her articles and stories have appeared in New York Times, Huffington Post and Slate. When she’s not about town checking out weddings, she enjoys her life as a happy wife and mother.
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