Top Six Mistakes to Avoid When Wedding Planning

24 Mar 2015

Top Six Mistakes to Avoid When Wedding Planning

Make your wedding as magical and memorable as possible by keeping in mind the most prevalent planning blunders to avoid.

Planning that one very special day that will commemorate your love can be very exciting.  However, it can be totally daunting as well.

With overwhelming options to choose from and a staggering number of decisions to make, it can be very stressful, especially without professional help.

Make your wedding as magical and memorable as possible by keeping in mind the most prevalent planning blunders to avoid.


1. Planning without setting a budget first 

Making plans without deciding on a budget might sound absurd but it is a mistake that isn’t unheard of. Suffice it to say, once you have a budget in place, making decisions becomes a lot easier.

As a general rule of thumb, you need to tackle three essential elements first before you decide on all the other details – budget, venue and guest list.

In line with this, you will find using a wedding budget trackerwill be very helpful.

Once you have addressed the three main components, do not forget to list down everything else, however trivial.

That means budget for chair hire, gratuities, car services and the like should make it to your list, as it will help ensure you don’t spend on something you might be unprepared for.


2. Not choosing the right masters of the ceremony 

Understandably, the bride and the groom are the two key players in the ceremony.

However, it pays to keep in mind that the MC of the reception and the ceremony MC will play an integral role in the success of the wedding.

Come to think of it, if your officiant is dry and flat, chances are the rite itself will end up just as monotonous. The same thing can happen in your reception if you hire lacklustre entertainers to delight your guests.

Make your wedding as unforgettable as possible by ensuring you hire an officiant that can inspire and entertainers that can captivate and enthral your guests.


3. Not involving the groom in the planning

Leaving all the wedding planning to the wife was once a thing many years ago. However, nowadays, planning has become a thing both parties should be involved in.

In line with this, it is recommended that you set a meeting with your significant other at least once every week to discuss new ideas, plans and other wedding-related objectives.


4. Spending beyond your budget

While the number of financial decisions you need to make can be overwhelming, it will work to your advantage to be rational as opposed to emotional when it comes to your spending.

Be mindful about squandering money when you don’t need to.

Case in point: if hiring a limousine would entail you to spend beyond your allocated budget, consider another alternative which is just as good but not as expensive.


5. Not preparing adequately for any changes in the weather

If you have an outdoor event planned, an unexpected downpour will be the consummate game-changer. While you can hope all you can it won’t happen, it will work to your advantage if you are prepared for any eventualities.

Ensure your peace of mind by including deposits for golf carts, tents and umbrellas in your list of priorities.

If you have extra money to spare, it will be a good idea to also have an alternative location in case the weather won’t be as cooperative.  

You will totally appreciate the preparation you put into this important aspect once you are able to spare everyone from all the inconvenience and discomfort a sudden and unforeseen weather disruption brings.


6. Not thinking about the comfort of the guests

In other words, it is important that you also take into account the comfort of the people who will be celebrating your special day with you.

Case in point: if the weather is unforgiving, you better have fans and bottles of water prepared to keep your guests comfortable and hydrated.

Make no mistake about it, while it may seem trivial, taking into account the comfort and happiness will show your guests how much you value and appreciate their presence.


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