It's inevitable to make a mistake when planning a wedding, so try not to worry, but this post will help you not make the same mistakes that so many brides make.
Five common mistakes that a bride might make during the wedding planning process:
Not Setting a Budget
Oh, the dreaded “B” word....I know, I know! It's not fun to discuss a budget with each other. Before you book and make a payment for anything, you need to talk and finalize your budget for your wedding day. Maybe your parents are going to pay for your wedding, or you and your fiancé are going to pay for everything. You need to know how payments are going to be made, make a clear budget and decide how much you are going to spend for each part of your wedding. Click here to read Wedding Budget Tips: Four Things to do BEFORE You Make a Wedding Budget. Say it with me: “I will stick to the budget, stick to the budget!”. Having a clear budget before you start the wedding plans is key to wedding planning success!
Waiting to the Last Minute
As the saying goes, the early bird gets the worm, or in this case, the best wedding vendors. Wedding vendors can only book a certain number of events each weekend before they book out. Chances are, if you wait to long to book, your preferred vendors are going to be booked. After you've booked your wedding venue and set a date, finish booking the rest of your wedding team. Why put it off, when you can be confident you've hired an awesome team of wedding vendors?
This also goes with DIY projects. Don't wait until the week before your wedding to finish up projects for the wedding. Plan on having all DIY projects complete a month before the wedding. You have too much stuff to take care of the week of the wedding; and you should just be able to enjoy the last days of being engaged.
Not Asking for Help
Don't think you have to do everything yourself! Ask friends and family to help you check off things for your wedding! You'll find that your besties and family are more than happy to help you stuff invitations, work on the seating chart, and make that PinterestDIY project happen. This is the perfect time for a girl's night with your besties to complete all those wedding projects! You'll make memories that will last forever! Click here to download The Ultimate BFF Craft & DIY Night Playlist.
Not Hiring a Wedding Planner
It's a common misconception that if you have a venue coordinator, you don't need to hire a wedding planner. This is a huge mistake, because a venue coordinator manages the venue, not you. Click here to read one of our most popular posts of 2017: The Difference Between a Venue Coordinator and a Wedding Planner. It explains it all!
You want to enjoy the planning process and not have any worries on your wedding day—a wedding planner lets you do that! A wedding planner is going to help make your wedding dream happen. She's going to be there to set up and break down and coordinate with all of your wedding vendors. Hiring a wedding planner is an investment that you'll be happy booking. Trust me, you need a wedding planner!
Not Hiring a Videographer
It's pretty common for a bride to book videography last to see if it will fit into her budget. Yes, you'll have pictures to remember your wedding day; and it's not something you'll watch everyday. However, your wedding is going to go by so fast and you probably won't remember much. It will be a blur. Having a wedding film that you can watch is the perfect way to relive your wedding day. You'll see raw emotions in real time, and you'll have the biggest day of your life captured on film. Not having a wedding film is a bride's biggest regret; and is an investment that you'll be happy to have. Don't have that same regret, book a videographer! Call us today to book your wedding film, 205-434-4040! Click here to watch some of our previous wedding highlight films.
Now that you know a few of the biggest mistakes a bride can make, you won't let it happen to you! Set that budget and get started on booking your wedding vendors! Happy wedding planning!