Wedding planning is a serious business, and if not given the full attention it deserves a lot could go haywire. There are so many mistakes that you can make during the planning process some of which could have been avoided if you knew what to do. But let’s face it-planning wedding is not your full time job nor is it your part time business; and this probably explains why wedding planners exist. Even if you find a professional wedding planner, there is a lot on your part to do to avoid any of the mistakes compiled below.
Not keeping a handle on your guest list
You are excited! You are wowed! The big day is finally here…but who exactly is coming to this affair? You shouldn’t make any wedding decisions before you have a guest list somewhere in place. You might think that it’s up to you to decide who is attending; yes it’s your decision but somehow not. Remember there are other stakeholders who will come with some annoying business jargons’ others invited by your friends, families but remember someone is paying $50 a head to feed these people. Be smart and cut these people out.
Over scheduling Your Guests
Whether you are getting married at home or away, you need to keep in mind that your guests do have a real life too and they are not necessarily committing the whole day to be with you. Give them time to go back to their homes or to do other activities that they may deem fit.
Booking a Photographer Based on Price Only
Nothing good comes cheaply. If you want amazing photos then you have to hire an amazing photographer. Wedding is probably the most important moments in a woman’s life and what keep the memories are the photographs. Don’t blow it up by hiring a mediocre.
Trying to do it all Yourself
At times hiring a professional wedding planner may be costly but then again if the planner can significantly lower the operating cost more than you can, give him a shot. Hiring a planner who knows how to save money in all aspects can do wonders in keeping your budget in check.
Choosing a Venue That Does Not Meet Your Needs
It’s true the venue may be beautiful and prepossessing, or cost friendly…but is it convenient? Will the dance floor be created by removing tables? Will there be a space for all, or some will look like joy riders? Trying to manipulate space in a wedding is a bad idea and makes the wedding look muddled.
Some vendors are very notorious in this area. What would happen if some critical commodities for the success of the wedding are missing? Remind the vendors a week or two days before the wedding for them to be ready and to keep time.
Not Having Enough Sitting
What do you do when you attend an event only to find no seats? Most people leave as there is no luxury in standing and wedding is no different. Even if it’s a cocktail style event, always ensure there are extra seats as most people prefer to bring their friends in such memorable events.
Not Scheduling Time for Photography