Planning a wedding is never easy. But the last thing you want is for the days and weeks running up to the big day to be full of tension and drama. Here are some of the most common weddings faux-pas, and what to do about them.
Mistake #1: Freaking Out Because Somebody Else’s Wedding Was Similar
It’s pretty common these days for couples to demand personalized weddings: something that is completely unique to them. And so when they find out that something is the same as what their friends had, be it the gown, the food or the music, they freak out. While having similar elements to a friend might seem like a disaster, many couples get around this problem by making particular choices their own. For instance, if your friend had the same dress as you at their wedding, accessorize it with a bow or a brooch.
When it comes to weddings, it’s easy to get carried away. We want to get the ball rolling as soon as possible, booking the venue, planning the food and sorting out the flowers. But brides that do this before working out who is going to come to their wedding are risking it all. You only know what preparations to make for the big day when you know how many people are coming.
The guest list, therefore, is the essential first step to planning your big day. There are all sorts of free wedding invitation templates online that you can use. You can also talk to friends and family about how many people will likely be coming from different social circles. There’s no point booking a restaurant meal for 75 people when your aunt or your parents want to invite more than 200.
Mistake #3: Ordering A Gown Two Sizes Smaller
Many brides to be order dresses that are too small for them in the hope that this will incentivise them to lose weight before the big day. The problem with this is that it doesn’t usually work, and even if it does, you can end up feeling drained on the big day.
Choose a dress size that fits you today and don't worry about whether it will fit on the big day. If you want to use your engagement to lose weight then do, just don’t freak out about it.
Mistake #4: Doing It All By Yourself
When it comes to the big day, many brides take the view that if they want it done right, they’re going to have to do it themselves. But organizing a wedding is a little bit like running a business: you have to have people helping you who are specialized in various tasks.
Find somebody who is really good at flowers. Find another person who is good at catering, and get somebody on your team who has experience organizing projects.