4 Big Mistakes To Watch Out For When Planning A Wedding

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Your wedding day should be one of the happiest days of your life, second only to the birth of your children. But the months leading up to the wedding are going to be one of the most stressful. There are so many details to sort out and you’re constantly going to be worrying about whether everything will go to plan or not. For the most part, you don’t really need to worry but there are things that can go wrong and it’s usually down to bad planning. If you’re planning your wedding, you need to make sure that you avoid these common mistakes. 

 

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Planning Before Setting A Budget 

You should already know that you need a budget, otherwise, your spending is going to get away from you and you will end up spending a lot more than you can realistically afford. However, a lot of people still make the mistake of planning before they set a budget. They think that it’s fine to look at a few venues or browse dresses before they finalize their budget. But what happens when you fall in love with a venue, only to realize that you can’t really afford it. In that situation, you have two options; you either spend more than you can afford or you give up the dream venue and end up disappointed. Either way, it’s not good, which is why you need a budget in place first. Having a solid budget before you start planning will help you manage your expectations and avoid disappointment. 

Not Getting A Wedding Planner 

A lot of people plan their wedding without a wedding planner, but that’s not usually the best way. Their thinking is that it’s cheaper because they don’t have to pay for the wedding planner. However, the wedding planner will have better relationships with suppliers and they will be able to negotiate better prices. It also makes the whole process a lot easier for you, so it’s definitely worth doing. 

Buying The Dress First 

Buying the dress is an exciting part of the process and a lot of brides are eager to get started, but buying the dress before you do anything else is a bad idea. All of the advice that you read on how to choose your wedding dress will tell you the same thing; it has to match the theme of the wedding. That’s why you need to choose a venue and decide what the decorations are going to look like first, so you can be sure that the dress matches and you don’t look out of place on the day. 

Being Vague With The Photographer 

When the photographer asks what you want, they actually want you to tell them. So many people just tell them to do what they think is best, but then they’re unhappy with the result. There are a lot of different wedding photography styles and while some people prefer lots of candid shots, others want a lot of formal ones. Be clear about what you want, otherwise, you’ll regret it in the future. 

As long as you can avoid these common mistakes, your wedding day will be perfect and everything will run smoothly.

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