6 Huge Mistakes Brides Make When Planning their Wedding (and How to Avoid Them)
If you’ve been daydreaming of your wedding day since you were a little girl, you’ve likely had a “picture perfect” image circulating around in your head. But even with the most beautiful dress, ultimate location, delicious cake, and breathtaking decorations, planning your big day can possibly go wrong. Having an open mind and being prepared for anything that comes your way is a great first step to ensuring you stay sane on your wedding day!
We’ll show you some common and not so common mistakes that brides make when planning their weddings…and also how to avoid them.
1. Trying to Please Everyone
Remember ladies, this is you and your fiance’s big day, no one else’s! Don’t let family, friends, or even stranger’s opinions sway you in a direction away from what YOU want. It can be extremely easy to get caught up in pleasing other people or listening to other’s visions while planning your wedding. Take a deep breath, politely state your wishes and thank them for their input. Then walk away and continue planning the wedding of your dreams. If your friends are arguing over whether you should rent a party bus or limousine… you do what you want!
2. Poor Communication with Guests
Before your wedding guests step foot out of their home make sure they know how to dress, what time to arrive, and the timeline for the day. Guests won’t be happy showing up in a hot suit if the ceremony is outdoors and has a more relaxed dress code. If you’re having a bar, make sure guests know if it’s paid, cash, or free so there are no frustrations. It’s no fun showing up to a wedding expecting free drinks and finding out you have to pay for them. Be upfront and ensure clear communication is provided to all of your guests!
3. Starting Your Hair & Makeup Too Late
Hair and makeup are two common things that end up causing the most scheduling conflicts. It may seem like a good idea to get your hair and makeup finished last so it will stay fresh longer, however, that means you could run out of time or you’ll have to cut photographs short. Go ahead and schedule your appointment first before the other bridesmaids so you can relax and not feel rushed. A reliable hair and makeup stylist will ensure your look stays flawless all day and night.
4. Hiring a Friend Instead of a Professional
Whether it be the DJ or limo driver, do yourself a major favor and don’t hire a friend. Even if you’re on a tight budget it’s worth it to book a professional. Friends may not have the right experience or may end up being a total let down. A professional service such as Dream Limousine will give you the highest level of satisfaction and customer service all day long. A professional will always be on time and trusting a friend is just too risky. Plus, don’t you want this “friend” to be attending your epic wedding?!
5. Spending too Much Time on Social Media
Many brides don’t even realize they do this one. While planning your wedding it’s great to have a Pinterest board filled with ideas or be following Instagram pages for inspiration, but social media has the tendency to become unrealistic. It’s almost “too perfect” at times. Seeing over the top weddings from peers or others may leave you with feelings of anxiety, depression, or being overwhelmed. So, once you’ve picked your plans – stick to it! Don’t keep finding new or “better” ideas and stressing yourself out because it will start to take a toll on your mental health.
6. Not Letting Anyone Help
Planning a wedding is stressful. A seemingly few simple things can add up to millions very quickly. Don’t be stubborn and try to tackle it all yourself! Let your fiance, wedding party, family, and friends help you. It may be hard loosening up the reigns, but you’ll be grateful in the long run. Have a friend help make table centerpieces or delegate someone to collect the gifts at the end of the night. Even small tasks given to others will put way less pressure on you. If someone offers to help you, take it!
Remember, at the end of your wedding, you and your soulmate will be happily married and surrounded by loved ones. What can be better than that? Don’t sweat the small stuff and focus on the big picture. Things may go wrong and that’s okay. All of the extra wedding details are just icing on the cake!
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