Your dream wedding is around the corner, and it’s time to plan and make it happen. Here are the mistakes to avoid when planning your dream wedding.
A wedding is one of the most exciting times in your life, and while the planning phase should be fun, it’s typically full of a lot of difficult decisions and stress. While this is normal, it doesn’t have to be—there are mistakes you must avoid when planning your dream wedding to ensure everything goes smoothly. Additionally, by avoiding these mistakes, you ensure that the planning phase can be at least a little more stress-free than it otherwise may have been.
Forgetting About Your Actual Marriage
One of the most common mistakes couples make going into marriage is that they’re too focused on the event of the wedding itself and don’t look enough at their marriage with their partner. There are a lot of details to iron out when planning, but remember to also pay attention to your partner and have an idea of how things will be once you’re married. The wedding will be a big event, but that will only last one day, while your marriage will be the rest of your life. You can still make your dream wedding come true but remember to enjoy the day-to-day moments with your partner in the meantime.
Sticking to One Vision
Having a vision is necessary for crafting the perfect wedding, but you shouldn’t go into the planning phase with one vision in mind and avoid thinking about other possibilities. Going this path can hurt your wedding as you end up compromising on different ideas to make your vision a reality. In the beginning parts of planning, look at all of your possibilities and find the vision that works for you.
For example, before getting engaged, many future brides know the wedding pictures they want. While this is great, don’t hesitate to step back and consider some of the other different styles of wedding photography. The classic style of wedding photography is great, but consider the other great options you have in front of you, like a lifestyle or photojournalistic style. When you apply this idea to your whole planning phase, you can find the new ideas and concepts that you want to incorporate into your dream wedding and make them a reality.
Failing To Plan Your Budget
The biggest mistake you must avoid with your wedding is not planning your budget. The budget is one of the first things you need to create, and it will guide you throughout the rest of your planning process. A budget can guide you on the compromises you’re OK making so that you don’t need to compromise on something you care about later in the planning process. Planning a budget is stressful, but it’s a necessary stressor that will help everything else in your wedding planning fall into place.
If you learn to avoid these mistakes when planning your dream wedding, your wedding will leave a positive impression on your guests and keep you satisfied. Instead of looking back at your wedding and wondering what you’d change, if you avoid these mistakes, you’ll only look back at this period with adoration. Wedding planning should be a fond memory, not something that stresses you out before the big day.