The path to “I do” is often littered with missteps. Getting married is an amazing experience, and we understand if you want everything to be absolutely spot on. Nonetheless we’re all only human, and bound to make mistakes sometimes. So here’s 10 wedding mistakes to avoid when you’re planning for your wedding.
You announce your engagement too soon
In this digital age, majority of us are guilty of sharing things instantly on social media. Your engagement is exciting news, but remember to share this big news with your family and closest friends first before changing your Facebook status. After the outpouring of congrats, be sure to post a quick thank you to the well-wishers!
Making plans before setting a budget
Before you start any research, sit down together and really take the time to think about the type of celebration you want. List your priorities out and figure what is most important to both of you. Pre-planning will definitely make selecting a venue and setting a budget much easier. After all, you wouldn’t want to end up spending unneccessarily on something that you could’ve saved on.
You purchase your outfits before choosing the venue
Before visiting bridal boutique and tailors, make sure you know the type of wedding you’re holding and where; or at least have an idea of the venue you might choose. Once you’ve chosen your venue, you’d then be able to purchase your outfits accordingly. For instance, you wouldn’t want to wear a three metre long satin gown for a beach wedding.
Not having a rain plan
As much as you try to study Singapore’s weather characteristics, always be prepared for the worst – in this case, rain. Hence if you’re intending to hold an outdoor wedding, be sure to have a back-up plan in case it rains because we all know how unpredictable the weather can get.
Trying to appease everyone
Most of the times, couples know who they are and what they want in the wedding. But then comes your parents who would like you to follow this tradition, or your parents-in-law who would like to invite additional guests. When all these things happen, couples tend to lose sight of what the wedding means to them. If you would like to please your parents and parents-in-laws, go ahead, but be sure to speak up for certain things that you’re firm about. Couples often become overwhelmed trying to please everyone that they end up piling additional stress on themselves.
How many of us are guilty of having a Pinterest account where we go almost berserk pinning images onto various moodboards? While we’re always advicing brides-to-be to research in order to gather inspiration early in the planning process, there’ll come a point where you will have to stop looking at these media sources.
Principal planner at Daughter of Design, Annie Lee, advises that you shouldn’t try to incorporate every cute thing you see on Pinterest into your wedding. She says, “Think about what makes sense for your style and your venue. And once you’ve finished planning, stop looking for more ideas.
Planning a too-long party
We know that it’s your big day, but that doesn’t mean that you go on with a two page itinerary packed with entertainment. Keep in mind that this is your wedding after all, and primary to entertainment, it’s a day for your guests to join you in the celebration of your love, not to be entertained with performances.
Packing them in
Your venue should be able to accommodate your number of guests comfortably. Every guest should have enough room to or dance around without having to feel like they’re a pack of sardines.
We know of couples who have decided to do away with videography during their wedding day. We also understand that this service is a tempting place to cut costs, however remember that this day only happens once; And nothing compares to being able to relive your wedding day years from then.
Sweating the small stuff
Don’t let anything get to you on your wedding day. The worst thing that could happen is for the bride and groom to be drumpy over something that happened. Even if something went wrong, chances are no one else even noticed. So don’t fret about it. Instead focus on the happy things that are happening and not the trivial matters that didn’t go as planned.