No matter what approach you choose for your wedding planning, there are certain pitfalls that must be avoided at all costs. These wedding planning dangers can create frustration, shoot up costs and ultimately ruin your special day. It’s a real shame when that happens, but the good news is that those wedding-ruining things are completely avoidable. Let’s see the five dangers you must avoid while planning your wedding below:
Last Minute Planning
Wedding planning is (obviously) all about planning, but planning itself is of little use when you have no time to implement it. Leaving things for the last moment is a sure-fire way to invite problems to your wedding day. Proper wedding planning is done months in advance, so as to ensure that every problem is addressed ahead of time, and every aspect of the wedding is planned to perfection. Some things – such as wedding invitations and gown fittings – must be done well in advance, to ensure the wedding goes to plan.
Leaving Details to Chance
You cannot be too precise when it comes to wedding planning, as leaving details to chance may backfire on your wedding day. Who will transport the cake? Does the cake fit in the car? When will you receive the wedding gown? Who will help the bride put it on? What about transportation? Is your family car filled with gas?
The above details must be addressed precisely if you wish to have the wedding of your dreams. Things like wedding transportation, order of arrival and other logistic details must be tightly controlled, or chaos might ensue on your wedding day!
Being thrifty and clever when it comes to spending for your wedding planning is all good, but cutting corners to reduce your spending is probably the worst idea a couple might have during wedding planning. Through proper market research, you will almost certainly find cheaper alternatives, but attempting to do some things yourself will almost always result in hiccups and problems during your wedding day. Things like the cake, wedding transportation and the actual printing of the invitations should better be left to professionals!
Try to Do Everything by Yourself
Having control over your wedding planning is great, but when you overdo it and want to do everything by yourself, then you are probably doing yourself more harm than good! Wedding planning is a long and arduous process, which involves getting in touch with dozens (sometimes hundreds) of different people who will play their role during your special day. It is impossible to take on this task by yourself, and trying to do so will eventually lead you to commit to the previous three mistakes we have seen above; cutting corners, leaving things to chance and leaving planning for the last moment.
Do not hesitate to call upon favours and utilise friends and family to help you realise the wedding day of your dreams. Your wedding is supposed to be one of the most important days of your life, so make it so with the help of those who care for you most!
This final mistake is most crucial, as it can easily ruin your whole wedding! Ignoring your other half’s opinion and acting on your own can totally destroy any wedding planning. Communication breakdown with friends and family who are willing to help will only create long-term embitterment, and possibly family problems.
When doing wedding planning, ensure you listen to everyone involved and that you take your other half’s opinion seriously, otherwise you might be in for some very unpleasant surprises!