Planning a wedding is supposed to be something exciting! After all, it’s a celebration of planning to be together forever, and an opportunity to invite all your friends and family to do the same with you. Yet, make no mistake about it— it’s a big event and requires an extensive amount of planning.
Simply put, some people don’t realize what they’re in for when it comes to organizing a wedding. To help you steer clear of stress, and unnecessary arguments, here are some of the biggest mistakes to avoid when getting married.
Forgetting Why You’re Getting Married in The First Place
Some people start to feel the pressure of planning the ceremony to the point that it starts to overshadow the reason why you wanted to get married in the first place. Rather than getting wrapped up in the details, keep in mind why you chose to say your vows to this person. The most important part of this event isn’t the hors d’oeuvres or what kind of flower arrangements you choose.
Believe it or not, the most important thing is your love for your partner and how you plan to be together through thick and thin, for better or worse, in a retirement home or in a cabin. So, when you start to feel tensions rising, remember the reason behind what you’re doing above all else!
Rushing Through Your Guest List
In an effort to get your wedding planning started as quickly as possible, many people create their guest list far too quickly. As a result they can find themselves in hot water. They may forget to invite someone, or invite too many people that they can’t actually host.
It’s important that you carefully take your time to decide who you would like to share the special day with. Above all, don’t make the mistake of letting someone else decide your guest list for you. Your guest list is an important part of ensuring that you have the right mix of people to share your love with.
Not Hiring a Professional Photographer
We get it, weddings cost a lot of money, and as such you may want to cut back on costs as much as possible. While it’s perfectly reasonable to cut back where you can, cutting back on a photographer is the last thing you should consider.
A professional photographer is there to get the best possible shot, and has professional equipment that can make a world of difference in the quality of your photos.
Even though a family member or friend may promise to take plenty of shots during your wedding, the truth is that they’re a guest.
They won’t be able to dedicate the entire evening to taking photos if they’re eating dinner, or talking with other guests. A professional photographer is there to entirely devote themselves to capturing each memory as it happens.