Everyone wants their wedding to be perfect, but how do you know if it will be? There are plenty of things that can go wrong on your big day. You want to make sure that you avoid those mistakes! Here is a list of the top 10 things NOT to do before and after planning your wedding.
Don’t Let Your Family’s Financial Situation Spell Disaster For You
Your parents might not be able to afford the wedding of your dreams, but that doesn’t mean you should hold back on anything! What about the bridesmaids’ dresses? Your dream cake? The flowers that you have been dreaming of for months/years? If your parents can’t give you a big enough budget, then talk to your fiancé about carving out a little bit of his allowance. It is worth it if you want those bridesmaids’ dresses!
Don’t Let Your Extended Family or Friends Determine The Wedding Plans
Your parents are footing the bill for your wedding, which means that they have a say in what is going on. They might not see eye to eye with you on some wedding details since it has been their money that is paying for the big day. It is up to you and your fiance to decide if you like the dress or not, not your cousin.
Don’t Make Big Decisions Without Your Fiance
You may be head over heels for this guy, but do you really know him? It is possible that he is incapable of making big decisions without consulting everyone in his family first. This could be very frustrating for you if you are the type of person that likes to make plans and stick to them. Communicate with him about this before proposing, especially if he is a traditionalist!
Don’t Let Your Dreams Stand In The Way Of Reality
You have been dreaming of your wedding since you were a little girl/boy, but not everything about it can be perfect. Keep your initial vision of the wedding in mind, but try to think about what is realistic given your budget and location preferences.
Don’t Let Your Wedding Plan Get Out Of Control
Before you know it, your wedding planning can take over your life! Stop trying to plan every last minute detail so you have time for yourself in this process. If anything, maybe hire a wedding planner to keep you on track with planning.
You do not need an expensive wedding dress to have a great wedding. You can save by choosing a less expensive fabric and changing the design, there are plenty high quality wedding dresses with affordable price. Just make sure that the seams and cuts are still flattering and you will look and feel beautiful in any dress!
Try to get into your gown before the ceremony starts. Take some time to try it on, fix any issues, and get comfortable. This will allow you to focus on the ceremony when it comes time for you to walk down the aisle.
Do your research for vendors and make sure they are insured. This is especially important if you are hiring a vendor who provides equipment such as catering, lighting, sound, or photography. The last thing that you want to happen on your wedding day is for someone to be held liable for damages or injuries resulting from the use of their equipment.
Think about who will be the first ones to arrive at your reception and arrange for them to receive an appetizer or cocktail. This can help reduce the amount of stress they feel because there is no need for them to stand around at the entrance of your ceremony site.
Figure out early on who you want to work with for each of your wedding services and then hire those people as soon as you can . This will help ensure that they are available on your wedding day. If they know you, chances are they will be too busy to take on another customer.
How to Choose a Wedding Dress and Bridesmaid Dress.
1) Think about how you want to look on your wedding day. Will you mind if your dress takes center stage? Or would you prefer something that doesn’t stand out too much while still being flattering and comfortable?
2) Before you go dress shopping, have a mental image of what kind of wedding dress you want. The more detail the better, as that will help your consultant or sales person show you dresses that are in line with what you’re looking for.
3) Once you’ve decided on the wedding dress designer and style, gather images of what you like. The more images, the better! Organise them so you can present them to your consultant / sales person in an easy-to-understand way.
4) Now that you have done your research, set up appointments with dress salons or boutiques that have wedding dresses in the style you are looking for. Once there, talk with your consultant about what you’re interested in and show her your images. It’s important to remember that every dress designer and every bridal salon has a different way of doing things, and each consultant and sales person will be different.