4 Common Wedding Planning Mistakes You Can Avoid
Wedding planning can be a fun yet arduous process. When you’re paying such meticulous attention to every detail of an event, it’s difficult to imagine that something could go wrong. But with so many moving pieces, there are many opportunities for mistakes to be made.
Giving Out Expensive Favors
We all want to show appreciation for our wedding guests, but dropping big bucks on expensive favors is a big mistake. The majority of the time, guests will appreciate the sentiment in the moment and then throw away whatever you gave them months later. Consider going with favors that involve food. Food-centric favors are not only affordable, but also useful.
Getting Too Wrapped Up in the Dress
While every bride wants to look her best when she walks down the aisle, it’s important not to get too obsessed with finding “the perfect dress.” Some brides will visit countless bridal shops in the pursuit of the penultimate gown, all while turning away great options that would have been perfect. Find a dress that you like, that suits your style, and fits within your budget. Sometimes it really is that simple.
Not Giving Yourself Enough Time
No wedding guest wants to be sitting in a church pew for over an hour waiting for the bride and groom to show up. Be liberal with the amount of time you give yourself on the big day. You should give yourself ample time for transportation, beautification, pictures, etc. You don’t want to be that couple.
Letting Other People Make Important Decisions
Delegation can be a great way to take some of the load off of you, but don’t leave major decisions to other people. This is especially true if you are an opinionated bride. Someone may make a decision that you don’t like or they may select items that might be outside of your budget. The solution to this problem? Only delegate minor tasks to friends and family, or be incredibly prescriptive about the tasks you are delegating.
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