Here are the top 10 mistakes people make when planning their perfect day:
1. Lack of budget planning
Failing to establish a realistic wedding budget from the beginning can lead to overspending and financial stress.
2. Not prioritising
It’s important to identify and prioritise what matters most to you as a couple, whether it’s the wedding venue, the menu, photography, or other aspects, and to allocate your budget accordingly.
Inviting too many guests can put strain on both your budget and the logistics of your wedding. Focus on inviting those who are truly important to you.
4. Rushing the planning process
Giving yourself enough time to plan and book vendors is essential. Rushing can lead to settling for less–than–ideal choices or missing out on your preferred options.
5. Ignoring important details
Pay attention to the smallest details, such as marriage license requirements, transportation logistics, and the comfort of your guests, to ensure a stress free wedding day.
6. Ignoring your guests‘ needs
Consider the needs of your wedding guests, such as allergies, dietary restrictions, or accessibility requirements, to ensure everyone feels comfortable and included.
7. Micromanaging every detail
While it’s important to be involved, micromanaging can lead to unnecessary stress and take away from enjoying the planning process. Delegate tasks and trust your vendors.
8. Failing to have a backup plan
Outdoor weddings are beautiful, but it’s important to have a backup plan in case of bad weather or unexpected issues. Always consider alternatives.
9. Not taking care of yourself
Wedding planning can be overwhelming, so it’s crucial to take care of your mental and physical well–being throughout the process. Make time for self–care.
10. Forgetting the true meaning of the day
Amidst all the planning and stress, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that a wedding is a celebration of love and commitment.
Remember, planning a wedding is like a dance.
Sometimes you might trip up, but the key is to keep moving with a smile on your face and a sense of humour intact.