Wedding Planning Mistakes to Avoid

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The chances are you’re reading this as you’re planning something a little special. What is it? Only
your wedding day of course! Once you get engaged, all the planning and fun can begin for your
special day. While many couples rely on a wedding planner to get the job done, not everyone has
this luxury. For those who are planning the occasion alone, read on!

If you haven’t got a professional by your side to help you with decisions, there’s always the risk of
making mistakes that could end cause chaos! To ensure your big day goes off without a hitch, here
are some wedding planning mistakes to avoid making yourself.

Leaving Everything Until the Last Minute

While many couples love all the organizing and planning that goes into a wedding, others fear this
responsibility. If you resonate with the latter, this doesn’t mean you should leave everything until
the last minute! Should you try and get everything organized with weeks or even days to spare, your
stress levels are going to go through the roof!

It’s vital that once you’ve got a date for the wedding, you give yourself plenty of time to get
everything together. From finding the right venue to choosing the perfect dress, these things take
time and shouldn’t be done on a whim. It’s wise to create a checklist that you can cross off along the
way. To start, make sure to send out wedding invitations. If you’re not sure what to write,
Greenvelope can help you with save the date wording. They have a guide on how to get the
invitation just right and ensure guests are fully in the know about your special day.

Letting Someone Else Dictate Your Guest List

One of the biggest decisions of all – who to invite to your wedding! Whether you’re planning a lavish
do or an intimate affair, you’ll want to make sure all your nearest and dearest are around you as you
say your vows. However, as much as we’d like everyone and anyone to be at our big day, there are
venue capacities to think about. This is where the guest list comes in.

Unfortunately, some couples in the past have had overbearing relatives step in with the guest list
and try and dictate who should and shouldn’t come to the wedding. You need to remember; this is
your day and no one else’s! Make sure you have full control over your guest list and if you cannot
logistically invite a distant relative, that’s not your fault!

Spending Above Your Means

Many of us have ideas of what our wedding days will look like from an early age. If you’ve dreamed
of your big day for as long as you can remember, you may need to be realistic about what you can
actually afford. Sure, it would be lovely to have the most lavish venue in the area and expensive
sparkling champagne, but if you haven’t got the budget for this, it’s time to go back to the drawing
board.

The most important thing you should do is to create a budget (and stick to it!). The last thing you
want is to get into debt because you’ve spent beyond your means. Make sure to sit down with your
partner and assess wedding costs. There may need to be some compromise from both parties too.

Doing Too Much at Once

Once you’ve got your wedding date set, it can be easy to get lost in the wedding planning stages.
Some couples in the past have certainly bit off more than they can chew by doing too much at once.

It’s best to have a structure in place so everything can be organized and ready and raring to go for
the big day.

If you try and take on too much at once, this can lead to exhaustion. Understandably, organizing a
wedding comes with its stress. But, you need to remember you’re only human and cannot sort
everything in a day. Make sure to ask loved ones for help if you require it. They may have useful tips
on where to pick the best dress or where to get the best decorations.

Losing Sight of the Bigger Picture

While details like finding the right dress or hiring a videographer are important details of a wedding,
the most important thing of all is you’re getting married to the love of your life. Remember, any little
problems that occur during your big day will not matter in the grand scheme of things!

Planning your wedding day should be exciting and something to enjoy. If you find you’re rolling your
eyes or your stress levels are spiraling out of control, take a break from planning and come back to it
when you’re in a better headspace.

Your wedding day should be an occasion you remember fondly for the rest of your life. To ensure
your big day runs according to plan, make sure not to make the same mistakes as some newlyweds
have in the past!

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