Beware these wedding planning pitfalls

Planning your wedding is going to take you into an entirely new dimension of getting intricate details to come together smoothly for a precious event not to be forgotten.

It’s easy for couples to get caught out by more than a few pitfalls along the way, which is where a few tips and tweaks here and there will make sure you don’t fall into any of the ‘usual’ traps.

Unless you’re a wedding planner, there’s much you need to be on the lookout for as you get going on your wedding plans, starting with:

A wedding that reflects none of your personality

Many couples may settle for a wedding that has all the bells, whistles and frills any wedding would have, but reflects nothing about the personalities of the bride and groom, or the life they’re setting out on together.

You don’t have to go overboard, but there are touches of creativity you can add that will make the wedding unique to your tastes. Theme weddings are great, but not a must, but your hand definitely needs to show in your choice of everything from the menu to the décor and music.

Falling into the money trap

Ears perk up for vendors when they hear ‘wedding’. Weddings are their bread and butter, and unfortunately there are more than just a few unscrupulous vendors out there ready and willing to make money off of you.

Keep your budget in mind for everything that’s really important to you both. Don’t let anyone talk you into spending more money than you want to, which often begins with the wrong bridal consultant trying to convince you to go over budget with your wedding dress.

Not making contingency plans for the day

Planning a wedding well also means planning for any things that could go wrong.  If you’ve planned an outdoor wedding what’ll happen if it rains?

Let someone in the bridal party have all the contact numbers for various vendors involved in the wedding so that nothing gets left out or lost along the way to the big day.

A contingency plan also means keeping safety pins and all the other bits and pieces together in case anything goes wrong with your wedding dress. Don’t think too hard about that, just be prepared!

Not taking the comfort & tastes of your guests into account

Although this is your big day, it’s also an important day for everyone coming to celebrate your wedding with you, and their comfort should also be taken into consideration.

Think about what you’d like from someone hosting you at their wedding and you’ll hit the sweet spot for your guests.  If it’s going to particularly hot, lay on the fans and cool spring water, and if it’s a chilly day, make sure that you can keep everyone comfortably warm.

Last but not least; going it alone

Sharing the load of wedding planning has become de rigueur in this century. It’s no longer only the bride that has to carry the weight of all the planning. This kind of thinking went out of the window a long time ago.

If both of you are involved in the planning, sharing ideas and setting the goals you both need to reach each step along the way, you’ll already have started out as a couple organising the most precious day of your lives. It can only get better from there!

Planning to settle on the venue before you buy your wedding dress?

It’s a good idea if you are, because finding the perfect wedding dress is made easier when you can visualise yourself in the setting you’ve chosen.

Once you’ve got the venue, mood and theme of your wedding locked down, Ever After Bridal Wear would love to welcome you into their world of stunning designer dresses, created to make the dreams of every bride come true, in any setting!