Are you ready to wed well and avoid these wedding mistakes? We've compiled our list of wedding do's and don'ts (that brides tend to forget about) and we are here to help you navigate all the shoulds and should not's of this planning season!
1. Make a Budget
Trust us on this one – you will thank us later! Your budget helps determine what you can and can't afford as a couple.
If you don't set up a budget from the beginning, you risk overspending and causing a lot of unneeded stress!
2. Ask for Help
You'd be surprised how many people would be more than willing to help if you ask! Let someone help you and delegate tasks that you know others can do or help with.
3. Make an Itinerary
The worst thing on your wedding day is not knowing what's coming next! Do make an itinerary with event-by-event or time-by-time sequences so you're not the only one who knows what's happening, when!
4. Expect a "Bump in the Road."
Nothing is perfect and something is bound to go a little off schedule. If you're running a few minutes behind – that's okay!
5. Call ALL Your Vendors Two Weeks Out
Two weeks out from the wedding, call all of your vendors to make sure you are all squared away for the big day. The last thing you want is a no-show on your wedding day because a vendor wrote your date down wrong!
You can also delegate this task to your planner/coordinator or a friend or family member.
1. Go About it All Alone
The most stressful thing you can do is plan this wedding all alone. Recruit your family and friends (and even ask your fiancé for some input) to make the process smoother and more enjoyable!
2. Expect Everyone to Know Your Vision
Not everyone will understand or know your vision – so it's important to clearly explain it to those who are helping you. Make an inspiration mood board of your wedding design, style, and colors to help portray your vision more clearly.
3. Stress About the Little Things
If there's one thing we've looked back on and wish we'd done differently – it would be NOT stressing about the little details.
4. Forget This Day is About the Two of You
Quit stressing or worrying about what others will think – this is yours and your fiancé's special day...make it your dream come true!
5. Forget Those Special People
Many times you're planning all the details and logistics and you forget about those other important people that help make your day flow smoothly – ushers, gift and guest book attendants, and day-of program attendant.
These people can be easily forgotten, but play a huge role in greeting your guests as they arrive!
Like this post? Be sure to check out the 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Planning My Wedding!