Bridal Blunders: 5 Mistakes To Avoid When Planning Your Wedding

Bridal Blunders: 5 Mistakes To Avoid When Planning Your Wedding

A perfect wedding requires a lot of planning to ensure that it is as magical and romantic as it should be. There’s a lot to consider, and while it’s important to focus on the positives, it’s also a good idea to learn from the mistakes of brides who’ve gone before you. Avoid the following common bridal blunders, and you’ll be able to relax and focus on treasuring every moment of your big day: 

Making The Wrong Hair And Beauty Decisions

Many brides who hire a professional for their hair and makeup end up wishing they had done it themselves. You know exactly what you like, while many so-called experts are set in their ways, refusing to accommodate client wishes because they are convinced they know what’s best. 

Of course, some brides who go the DIY route end up with wedding day nerves that prevent them from doing their hair and makeup as well as they usually would. How do you get around this tricky dilemma? 

A touch of cosmetic tattooing and some skin-loving facials are a great idea in the lead-up to your wedding. Whether you hire an expert or opt for the DIY route, have practice sessions before the big day to ensure you get precisely the look you want.  

Keeping The Guest List Vague

Every single company you work with for your wedding will need to know about your guest list. For this reason, it’s one of the first things you need to do when you plan to get married. Delaying the creation of the guest list is a big mistake but an easy one to avoid. 

Being Too Rigid In Your Ideals

A recent study showed that following the Covid-19 pandemic, over 80% of couples believed that even with changes to the date, venue and look of their wedding, a perfect day was still achievable. If you can be flexible and keep the bigger picture in mind, you’ll have a much better chance of minimizing your stress and having a beautiful wedding day that exceeds your expectations. 

Skimping on Photography Costs

Many people have huge regrets about hiring a bad photographer for the wedding. The photographer could be rude, inexperienced, or underpaid, meaning that perfection won’t be their top priority. 

Trying to find a cheap deal on photography is a big mistake because the images and videos taken at the event will be your only windows back into this momentous occasion once it’s over. Even if they’re not bad, just average, this means you’ve missed out on all the beautiful photographs that would have been possible. Nana wiping away a tear, a playful joke between you and your father, the pageboy dancing the night away – these are all moments it’s worth capturing, but it takes a skilled eye to collect all these fleeting beauties. 

Going In Without A Budget

In America, the average wedding costs between $20,000 and $30,000 dollars, with the venue being the most expensive aspect overall. Whether your budget is $500 or $500,000, don’t make the mistake of going into wedding planning without a set budget. Otherwise, it could spiral out of control very quickly. 

“No matter how chaotic it is, wildflowers will still spring up in the middle of nowhere.” – Sheryl Crow

At the end of the day, remember that this day is all about you making a union with your one true love – that is all that really matters. Keep this in mind, and you’re sure to enjoy the romance of it all, whatever happens. 

Christie Lewis
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