The biggest mistakes you need to avoid on your special day!
Your wedding is the most important day of your life and you want to remember it for all the right reasons! This is why it’s important to do your research so your extra prepared when your special day comes. Continue reading to discover 7 disastrous mistakes you need to avoid on the day you say “I Do.”
1- Do it for yourself!
Most newlyweds complain after their wedding that they were so stressed out that they never truly enjoyed their day. Don’t make this mistake! Always remember that your wedding is a time to celebrate you and your partner’s love, it needs to be about you guys. Factor this is when making guest lists, looking at catering options, and checking out venues.
2- Set a budget.
There is nothing worse than going over your budget and beginning your life as a newlywed in debt. Before you start planning work out exactly what your budget it. Allocate funds to things like flowers, catering, venue, and car hire. Beware of hidden costs. Double check with each vendor that there are no hidden fees, planning a wedding takes a lot of time, patience, and street-smart to get through!
3- Discuss the guest list.
Unfortunately, no matter who you invite there will always be some family drama about the guest list. This is why it’s so important to carefully consider it beforehand. Talk to your partner and make sure you are inviting an equal number of people on each side.
4- Get organized.
The more organized you are the more you will relax and enjoy your day. Leave plenty of time in the morning to get ready. Call your vendors on the morning of the wedding to clarify times and locations. Pack an emergency pack the night before of simple things like aspirin, safety pins, and deodorant. Taking these simple steps and preparing for the worst will make your event go off without a hitch!
5- Get recommendations.
A vendor can make or break your special day. Whether it’s catering, flower services, or an event DJ. Before hiring a wedding vendor make sure you read up on reviews or ask friends and families for local recommendations. Always sample the service (such as food and cake) and ask all your questions to the company’s representative. Shop around before making your decision, and once again do your research!
6- Venue backup.
Are you having a summer outdoor wedding? This is a great idea! However, the weather can sometimes be unpredictable. Make sure you hire a venue that also has an indoor setting as an alternative option. Don’t let a few raindrops and grey clouds ruin your day!
7- Bridal party.
Your bridal party will be the backbone of your wedding and they also happen to be your closest pals. This is why you need to treat them with respect. Many friendships can be lost over wedding problems and it just isn’t worth it. Make it clear straight away who your maid of honor or best man is, so there’s no competition or dashed hopes. Then get a good idea of what their budgets are. You need to tailor pre-wedding festivities and outfit costs to your bridal parties budget. Don’t leave people feeling bitter about the amount of money and time they have to fork out for your wedding.
These are just a few tips to help you. We welcome your calls and emails with questions about how Total DJS can help you avoid any mistakes on your wedding day! Of course no one is perfect, but with the proper planning and the right vendors, who know how to guide and support your ideas can help minimize mistakes that can lead to a disaster!