Planning a wedding may very well be one of the most important tasks that an individual undertakes during the course of their lifetime. The wedding day is a day meant not only to bring two individuals together into a unified family, but it is also a day meant to create memories that will last a lifetime. Unless you want those memories to be of the nightmare variety rather than the fairy tale dream variety, there are a few things you absolutely must avoid during the wedding planning process.
Not Planning the Budget Properly
There are so many costs to consider when planning a wedding. The cost of the dress, the cost of the cake, the cost of the official performing the ceremony, the cost of the reception, the cost of wedding party gifts, the cost of the wedding photographer, the cost of entertainment… The list goes on and on and if the budget is not planned properly down to the last dollar, you may find yourself up the river without a paddle when you do not have enough money to pay for the products and services that are integral to the wedding ceremony and reception.
Figuring Out that Pink Is Not the Bride’s Color, After the Flowers and Bridesmaid Dresses Have Been Paid For
On the day of the ceremony your wedding photographer will be taking numerous shots to capture the big day on film. This means the bride needs to surround herself with shades that compliment her. What you do not want to do is wait until the day of the wedding to figure out that the shades you chose actually clash with the complexion and hair of the bride. Not everyone can pull off pink or purple or even blue. Make sure the bride meets with a stylist before deciding on the color scheme for the wedding to determine which tints best compliment her skin tone and hair. Only then should you finalize the wedding colors.
Don’t Be Afraid to Delegate
When you are planning a wedding, it is not the time to be afraid of delegation. It is impossible for one person to handle every single wedding detail on their own. Even professional wedding planners have assistants and key personnel at their disposal to help with delegation of responsibilities. When planning a wedding, don’t be afraid to enlist friends and family for help. Especially if the wedding is on a tight schedule.
Avoid Stressing Over the Little Things
Perhaps the napkins don’t have the exact pattern you wanted. Or maybe the flowers are a shade lighter than you had anticipated. The cake may even look much bigger than you thought it would, detracting from other reception décor. These are all small things when you really sit back and think about it and stressing over the small things is likely to result in you making mistakes in other key areas. Let the small things slide and worry more about the critical wedding components.
Don’t Hire the Wrong Wedding Photographer
Choosing the right wedding photographer may be one of the most important tasks you will perform when planning a wedding. The photographs of the wedding will be what capture the moments and memories for the bride and groom. The wrong photographer can leave the picture collection wanting, or even worse, take photos that look terrible and leave the bride and groom with no suitable pictures of their special day to frame and cherish. In fact, hiring the right wedding photographer is so important, we will discuss the specific mistakes to avoid in another up-and-coming post so you know exactly what to look for and what to avoid.