The day that you get engaged and start planning your wedding is a big one. After all, it’s the ultimate union between two people who plan on spending the rest of their lives together. However, there are plenty of blunders to be made throughout the process. Planning a wedding isn’t as easy as it might seem. It’s in your best interest to avoid some of the most common mistakes if you can help it.
To help you plan the most amazing wedding possible, here are some of the biggest mistakes to avoid at all costs.
Inviting Too Many People
It’s understandable if you want to invite as many people as you can think of. After all, you don’t want to make anyone feel left out, or hurt anyone’s feelings. However, if you find yourself with too many wedding guests, you won’t just find yourself over budget, but you’ll also find yourself overwhelmed with things to do.
Always keep in mind your head count when sending out invitations, and remember, if you’re allowing people to bring a plus one that it will significantly increase your total number of wedding guests.
Letting Stress Win
Any time that you’re taking on such a big job like planning a wedding, you put yourself in a position to be potentially stressed out. Although there are undoubtedly stressful moments that will crank the stress up to level 10, it’s important that you don’t let the stress take over. The more you can prepare yourself for these potentially stressful moments, the less that they’ll take over your mentality.
When you start to feel yourself overwhelmed, take some deep breaths And remember that at the end of the day this is supposed to be a positive experience not a stressful one. Remember why you are doing it in the first place to avoid unnecessary tension with your soon to be dearly beloved.
Not Hiring A Photographer
Many brides and grooms assume that most of their guests will have cameras, and therefore they can skip the photography portion of their budget. Unfortunately, chances are that most of your friends aren’t professional photographers, however. You will thank yourself if you have a few professional photographs of you and your guests on your big day.
You can also encourage your guests to take photos too, however, professional photographers know the right moments to capture, and the right angles to get them. Do yourself a favor and make room for a photographer in your budget.
Choosing The Wrong Venue
If there’s one thing that you should be very selective about, it’s where you choose to have your wedding. Even though you can technically get married anywhere, it won’t be the same experience if you haphazardly throw something together in the wrong space. Instead, choose a space that suits your guest count, and fits into the overall vision of what you hope your wedding will be.