Now that your partner has finally proposed, it’s time to start planning the wedding. You don’t want to rush in the last minute so it’s a good idea to start planning early. Here are some of the key wedding planning mistakes you should avoid.
Making Plans Without Setting A Budget
Don’t rush into buying a wedding dress or paying a deposit for your wedding venue before creating a budget. Weddings are very expensive so don’t rush into paying vendors or making any other plans without having a real budget in place. Sit down with your partner and make a list of all your incomes and savings. Also, keep track of your expenditures to avoid any surprises later on.
Not Having Plans For A Rainy Day
If you are planning an outdoor affair, you should be prepared for rain at all times. It would be disappointing if all your guests were rained on and couldn’t get a change of clothes. If you are planning an outdoor affair, make sure there are tents ready for any rainy day. That way, your guests can continue enjoying your big day even under the rain.
Planning Very Long Parties
Just because it’s the biggest day of your life, it doesn’t mean it should last forever. Your guests will get bored throughout the whole event and it will not be good for you. Therefore, cut out most of those prolonged sessions and plan for a short event where your guests can capture as many moments as possible. In some cases, if you plan a very long event, you might be forced to cater for your guests’ accommodation and that’s an extra expense.
Trying Fast Diets So You Can Fit In Your Wedding Dress
Yes, every bride wants to look amazing on their wedding day. However, most of them often use rash diets that end up blowing in their faces. Actually, if you are starving yourself to fit in your dress, you might end up being irritable for your big day and make the wrong decision. Make sure you buy a dress in your current size and go for a resizing later on if you have lost any weight or added some. Don’t force yourself into a dress that’s two sizes smaller. It’s not healthy at all.
Sending The Save-The-Date Cards Too Early
There’s always the excitement of your big day approaching that might make you send your save-the-date cards too early. Well, you need to hold off on that until you have finalized your guest list. By the time your wedding day comes there, you could have lost some friends on the guest list. If possible send the cards about 10 months before the big day and send them to guests you are sure will come to the wedding.
Inviting Too Many Guests
As you know, weddings are very expensive. You need to cater for the venue, the food and many other details. Therefore, if you invite too many guests, you will end up blowing up your budget. Look at your guest list thoroughly and invite only those you need at the wedding.
Take these tips into account and avoid making so many wedding planning mistakes.