5 Mistakes To Avoid When Planning Your Wedding

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Planning Your Wedding

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Planning a wedding is often the first major project a couple takes on together. Creating a list of priorities is the most important thing before starting the rest of the wedding planning process. In every decision you take, from the venue, décor, wedding gown, guest list, food selection to the professional vendor team, you want to be at your best.

To make sure that your special day goes without a hitch, avoid these five mistakes during the planning process: 

 #Tip 1 Blowing off your wedding budget

Your wedding will probably be the biggest party you’ve ever hosted — and the priciest. To stay on track with your wedding budget, you must do thorough planning. Many times, excited to-be-weds make the big mistake of spending their money on unnecessary things and later finding out that they’ve spent most of their budget. The wedding budget begins with the wedding venue, which takes up the biggest piece of the wedding pie. Then comes the guestlist for which you have to set aside nearly 40 percent of your budget.

#Tip 2 Letting other people decide the guest list

Keeping your guest list small is a big money saver. However, not inviting some important family members to your wedding may inadvertently hurt their feelings. It is entirely up to the couple to decide whom to call for their big day. Inviting near-strangers adds to the cost and stress to your wedding. For instance, if you are not inviting any coworkers, consider hosting a separate party for them. You can tell them that the wedding was a close friend and family affair.

#Tip 3 Not hiring a wedding planner 

Every couple wants their big day to be smooth and stress-free. However, there are so many details involved in the wedding that it is quite common to skip many vital things. A trained professional can help you plan your wedding from beginning to end and make sure everything runs smoothly. A wedding planner helps you save precious time on planning and negotiating prices with vendors. They also give you valuable advice on the wedding venue. 

#Tip 4 Saving by not hiring a videographer

Not having a wedding video to cherish after the big day is a big mistake made by couples. Although having a keepsake like a wedding film isn’t a priority for everyone, but being able to enjoy laughter and the emotion in your guest’s voices is truly priceless. The truth is most mobile phones are not able to capture the quality that professional video cameras offer. If you have some budget, try to allocate it for a professional videographer. The thumb rule is the lengthier the wedding video, the larger the budget.

#Tip 5 Not making a contingency

Bad weather can easily wreak havoc on your outdoor wedding. While there’s always a chance of rain or foul weather on your wedding day, it pays if you plan it well in advance. Never trust the weather for outdoor weddings. The most important thing you can do is talk to the venue officials and your photographer to create a backup plan. Look out for indoor spaces at your venue, and try to click photos early just in case it’s too hot, cold, or wet outside.

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