It is common for people to focus on 3 aspects when it comes to a wedding: the wedding gown the bride is wearing, the quality of the wedding photos and how grand or beautiful the wedding venue is. However, there is so much more to that!
Holding a wedding celebration affair can be one of the most enjoyable yet the most difficult milestones. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t alleviate all those wedding planning stress
Today we will be revealing what are some of the most common wedding planning mistakes that have eventually led to a disastrous wedding!
Most Common Wedding Planning Mistake #1 : Acting Before Your Guest List Is Confirmed
So he got down on his knee and popped the question! Naturally, being all overly excited and hyped up, your mind starts to wander all those ‘need-to-do-things’ for your wedding day.
Are you acting a little too fast? Have you forgotten one of the most important factors in your wedding planning journey?
That’s right! Your wedding guests!
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If you are wondering why your wedding guests play a significant factor in your wedding planning, here’s why.
Imagine having booked a small cozy restaurant, thinking that only your family and closest friends would be attending your wedding…but later on, your mother chirpily tells your that she has invited Mary, Jessie, Amy, your grand aunt, your grandmother’s sister and your uncle’s best friend…your wedding list is now bumped up to over 300 wedding guests. And that small cozy restaurant? Its maximum capacity can only hold up to 100 people.
Apart from unwanted surprises like that, another factor which is you should take into account is that your wedding guests may, unfortunately and sadly, withdraw their attendance at the last minute.
Therefore, the bottom line is that you should only start booking and paying your wedding venue once you have the majority of your guest list confirmed. The amount of food and the wedding decorations may also depend on the number of wedding guests.
Most Common Wedding Planning Mistake #2 : Trying to Lose Too Much Weight Before Your Final Wedding Gown Fitting
Looking slim has always been on a girl’s to-do list like since forever. And you and I both know that this happens to slim girls as well. Going on a crash diet or over-exercising to shed those kilos before your final wedding gown fitting seems like an easy task for determined brides-to-be.
But the question is, should you really be doing that?
Perhaps you have found your ideal wedding gown, but it doesn’t quite fit you perfectly…yet.
When choosing your wedding gown, you should choose one that fits your current size. Alterations can be done to your wedding gown if there are any changes to your size too. If you insist on wearing a wedding gown that is too small, you would only merely pile up more stress on yourself.
If you intend to look slimmer on your wedding day, you should start changing your eating habits and exercise more frequently gradually. Start by setting reasonable and manageable goals for yourself. This also helps because you are more likely to stick to the routine which is not unreasonable. Therefore, when trying to shed those kilos, go slow and steady, Any sudden drop in your weight may also cause potential health problems. You don’t want to look all pale and sickly on your wedding day, don’t you?
There have been cases of brides going for “last minute” slimming tactics to shed the weight. sure they did lose the weight and yes, it feels good when the wedding gown has to be altered to fit them. But because of the immense strain on the body, they ended up not looking that well on their wedding day.
Is that something you would want on your wedding day, especially when everyone is looking at you in your bridal gowns? Definitely not!
Lastly, if you are still freaking out about your figure, just remember that at the end of the day, you are getting hitched to someone who loves you for who you are and not those numbers on the weighing scale.
Most Common Wedding Planning Mistake #3 : Doing It All Yourself
No doubt it is your BIG day and you want to personalise the celebration as much as possible. Thus, you may hop onto the DIY bandwagon impulsively, only to stress yourself further.
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A clear line needs to be drawn between doing it yourself and overdoing yourself.
Although DIY ensures that nobody has the exact same thing as you, but until you get down to hand-tie all 300 ribbons yourself, you may think that it is all fun.
Instead, what you can do is to choose one or two wedding projects that you really love, and focus and put your resources into working on those. This is more practical and lesser stress involved.
For example, if you want to have that beautiful wedding that is Pinterest worthy, find a wedding stylist who is able to do so. Don’t take it upon yourself to do the wedding decor on your own (or even asking your bridesmaids to help you).
There are so many Dos and Don’ts when it comes to planning your wedding. But do you know what are the most common wedding planning mistakes? Are you guilty of committing one of those mentioned above? In our next article, we will be sharing more wedding planning mistakes to help you along your wedding journey.
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