5 mistakes every bride makes when planning their wedding
Dubbed the most important day of your life. Weddings are not the most important but they are and will always be a special time in your life. There are about 400 hours that go into planning a wedding, which can be overwhelming in its self. With the added stress of all the details that go into planning a party of this magnitude, it is easy to make a few mistakes here and there. But here are a few mistakes that you don't want to do when planning your wedding.
1. Doing it all yourself
Most of the time when brides adopt a bridezilla mentally it is for the most part, a result of trying to do everything yourself. Planning a dinner party is fun, planning a party is fun, planning a wedding is work. It's a lot of organization and executing a well laid out plan. If you don't have help, please find some, bribe someone if you have to, just don't plan you're wedding on your own.
2. Doing anything before you're guest list
Your guest list is the most important piece of information you need to start planning your wedding. The number of guest you have is a direct result of your budget, the more guest you have the more your budget will increase. Your guest count will determine the amount of food you need, the size cake you order, the number of favors have, the size venue you need, how much security of have, and less not forget the amount of alcohol. Before you begin looking at venues or hotels create your preliminary guest list as a base number for you to work with. There's nothing worst than finding the perfect venue and having to cut your guest list after you've made it.
3. Micromanaging your vendors
You have listened to family and friends, done research on wedding wire and the knot, you've picked up the latest edition of Houston Wedding Magazine and have found your perfect wedding dream team of vendors. But no you find yourself calling several times a day, wanting emails of their to do lists daily, well stop. Remember there was a reason you chose them out of the 5 other vendors you interviewed. Maybe it was the amazing photos of their work, or the instant connection you had making you feel like they were an old friend. Remember they are the professional, yes you are the one getting married, but also this is their business. And if they are anything like the vendors I recommend your day is just as important to them as it is for you. So let them do what they have amazing at doing and they will prove to you just why you hired them in the first place.
4. Hiring a friend instead of a pro
So you've told your friend your getting married, and they say "Really, I have learned how to DJ, as a wedding gift I'd DJ your wedding for a little bit of nothing." Big Mistake, here's why, because your friend thinks they know how to do something doesn't make them a professional. A professional has spent time perfecting their craft to the fullest ability to make sure you have the best experience using their services. They work for you so they take your needs and desires are at the fore front of how they conduct business.
If you think hiring a pro is expensive, just with until you hire someone's who's not.
5. Losing sight of what's important
With all of the running around that goes into planning the best party of your life. It's easy to loss sight of what's important for you and your marriage. Remember that your wedding day is more than just a fabulous party it is a celebration of the love that you and your partner share for each other. Remember that when going to vendor meetings, when doing venue walk through, you are celebrating your partnership so make sure whatever decisions you make, try to make them together.
The wrap up:
Don't do it all yourself
Get your guest list together before you do anything else
Stop micromanaging your vendors
Don't hire your friends for professional work
Don't loss sight of what's important for your wedding day
These simple mistakes can't take your stress free wedding planning system and turn it into a wedding planning nightmare quickly. So take your time and enjoy the moment, and don't make the same mistakes.
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