Wedding Planning may seem like a monumental task, but with our handy wedding planning checklist and our monthly tips, wedding planning can be as easy as saying ‘I do’.
We have gathered some of the most common wedding planning mistakes and listed the top 5 no-no’s below:
Wedding Planning Mistake 1: Doing it all yourself
In the beginning you may think that arranging all the wedding planning yourself is a great idea however take it from us, it’s not! Rather than doing each and every project on your own (like tying 200 ribbons to the favours) pick only one or two that really excite you and outsource the rest. Although it’s fun DIY’íng aspects of your wedding day, don’t take on too many, it will completely ruin the fun.
Wedding Planning Mistake 2: Reading aloud to your fiancé from bridal magazines
We are not living in the Dark Ages and many husbands-to-be really enjoy getting involved in wedding planning. However even in these cases there is a limit to how much 50 preferred colours of wedding invitations and favourite wedding flowers articles he can handle. A good solution is to have wedding free nights at least once a week, where you can talk about anything except the wedding. Although wedding planning can be all-encompassing at times, life is still carrying on outside of the lace and ribbon world you’re in at the moment.
Wedding Planning Mistake 3: Trying to drop two dress sizes before your last dress fitting
Finding your dream dress and ordering it in a size that is two sizes smaller than you currently are and then crash dieting to lose the weight, is a recipe for disaster. This creates unnecessary pressure and stress, as not only do you have weight to lose, but if you don’t, you will have wasted a huge amount of money on a dress that doesn’t fit. What is much wiser is to order your dress in your current size, eat healthy, exercise and then if you do drop a few kilos you can always alter your dress to fit you like a glove.
Wedding Planning Mistake 4: Leaving all your wedding planning to your wedding venue
Most wedding venues will provide as much help as they possibly can in organising your Big Day, however depending on the contract you’ve chosen this may not include a wedding coordinator, decoration, catering or set up. Make sure that you ask your chosen wedding venue exactly what is included and how much they are able to help before you book it. This allows you to plan accordingly if they don’t offer various services. Read more about this in our article, Questions to ask your Wedding Venue
Wedding Planning Mistake 5: Blowing your wedding budget
If you’ve set a wedding budget (and you should) it’s vital to stick to it. Of course there will be one or two hidden costs that may be unavoidable but choosing a wedding dress that is R20,000 over budget is simply a big no-no.
Remember, your wedding day is about celebrating your union with those you love, just enjoy the day and don’t sweat the small stuff, it’s all over far too quickly.
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Contact Waterkloof today for a Cape Winelands Wedding Venue that dreams are made of.
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