Wedding planning can be stressful. There’s no denying that it can drive you crazy, especially when there are so many things to do.
While the path of marrying your true love might not always run true, there are things that you can do to reduce the stress of planning your big day. One thing that you can try to do is avoid some of the mistakes the people often make. Not only will it help your wedding planning to go more smoothly, but it will also mean that your wedding is more likely to go the way that you want it to. Here are some of the top mistakes that you can try to avoid.
Not Setting a Wedding Budget First
When you get engaged, you’re sure to want to get started on planning. Maybe you’ve been thinking about your dream wedding for a long time. You can’t wait to get started with making choices and booking things. But it’s important not to rush into anything before you’re sure of your budget. You don’t want to get your heart set on something or, even worse, actually pay for something when you don’t know how much money you have available. Discuss your budget and how you’re going to pay for your wedding first, and then you can start planning.
Booking Things Too Late
You might be having a long engagement or a short one. Either way, you need to know when to get things done to have everything in place for your wedding day.
If you wait until the last minute to book your dream vendors and venues, it could mean you’re limited on your choices, or you’re even left without essential wedding elements.
For example, Caleb and I book our Studio 29 Photography weddings 18 or more months before wedding day.
If you hire an event planner, they can help you to schedule everything correctly. You need to not just book everything on time but also do it in the right order. Sending out save-the-dates or invites before booking a venue, for example, could lead to disaster.
Forgetting About a Rain Plan
You might want your wedding to go perfectly, but it’s always a good idea to plan for things going wrong. If you have a backup plan, nothing can turn out to be too much of a disaster. If you’re planning on getting married or celebrating outdoors (or even taking photos outdoors), a rain plan is a must. You need to know what you’re going to do if it’s wet and you can’t go through with your original plan. This might mean having a marquee that you can use or an indoor option that will be available on the day.
Not Considering Your Guests
Your wedding day is yours, and it’s important not to do things just because other people want you to do them. However, it’s also important to remember that your wedding is about celebrating with your friends and family. That means that you have to consider them when you’re planning and make sure they’re going to have a good time. If you don’t want to do this, consider an elopement instead, and you really can make your wedding all about you.
It’s easy to make mistakes when planning a wedding. Most people have never planned a significant event on that scale before. However, you can get it right if you find advice on wedding planning.