8 wedding planning mistakes couples have made so you don’t have to!
As wedding pros, we are here to give you the best planning tips and advice. With hundreds of events under our belt, we have pulled together some of the top wedding planning mistakes we have seen couples make. This new experience in life is supposed to be fun and enjoyable with the ultimate goal of marrying the love of your life. So stick with us as you journey through the planning phase, keep in mind these 8 mistakes and don’t miss out on our biggest piece of advice found at the end of this blog.
1. Not Setting A Budget
This one is going to require a little bit of research first to see what a wedding costs in the area you plan on hosting your nuptials. Next you’ll want to sit down and discuss what you are comfortable spending. We get it, this can be a sensitive subject, but most (if not all) of your wedding planning cannot be done until you have decided on an initial budget.
Pro Tip: DIY is not always budget-friendly. Doing the work yourself could cause more headache and money in the long run, which is why all-inclusive venues have become more popular with couples.
2. Not Creating A Guest List Before Venue Shopping
Every venue has a maximum capacity. Before you can begin to venue shop, you will need to set a cap for your guest list. This will help refine the search for a space that you are confident will hold the amount of guests you want to invite.
Remember to balance your budget to meet your guest list requirements. More guests equal higher budgets. Sometimes couples are forced to shave off a few friends from their list in order to stay within their desired budget.
3. Setting A Date Before You Fall In Love With Your Venue
We totally understand you want to get married on your dating anniversary date or on a unique day like 2/2/22 or May the 4th (be with you). However, keep in mind if that date is booked and you aren’t flexible, you will loose out on your dream venue. We don’t want that for you! Especially if you have already fallen in love with the space. Try to be flexible with your wedding date while venue searching.
Think of it this way – do you want your dream wedding venue or a specific wedding date?
4. Doing It All Yourself
Allow us to introduce you to a fun and knowledgable group we like to call wedding pros! Planning a wedding requires an enormous amount of organization, communication, decision making, timeline creating and the list goes on and on. Listen, we totally believe you could do it all on your own, but do you want to? Can we help you? Wedding pros and vendors would LOVE to make your life easier. It’s why we chose to be in this industry in the first place. We did it for you!
5. Buying Your Outfit Before Choosing Your Venue
10 out of 10 times your venue will affect your wedding day style. Your wedding attire should fit with your theme which should compliment your venue. Even if you are 100% sure of the dress you are going to wear, you may be surprised at how your style can change once you start deep diving into your planning process. The last thing you want to feel on your wedding day is out of place.
6. Letting Other People’s Opinions Overshadow Your Decision
Let’s start by saying this: it’s impossible to please everyone. Most importantly you don’t have to. Each detail whether it’d be the food, the traditions performed, the vendors chosen, the cake flavor, the music all should reflect what is important in your relationship. It is your opinion and your decision together that truly matters.
The best part about having a wedding, is that it is unique to you and your fiancé. No one else will ever have a wedding just like yours. That is what makes this industry so beautiful.
7. Relying On Pinterest
Pinterest is such a helpful platform for showcasing fun and new ideas couples can use as inspiration, but it should be just for that – inspiration. Unfortunately this discovery engine often sets unrealistic expectations. Images shown sometimes are taken from styled shoots or weddings that may not fit within your personal budget.
As you build your board and pin all your favorite ideas, just remember that you are using this space to be inspired by what others have done while narrowing down your vision.
8. You Forget To Enjoy The Process
This one is the worst mistake. This time in your life is supposed to be full of bliss and excitement. So enjoy it! Don’t allow yourself to stress out by trying to make everything perfect. Trust your pros, go out on date nights, take some time to relax, enjoy being engaged and have fun!
Overall, you are getting to marry the love of your life. It’s the reason you are doing all of this. This new life you are starting together is the most important thing, and no detail will ever overshadow that love.
8 Common Wedding Planning Mistakes. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Tik Tok for more real wedding inspiration and planning tips. Ready to book your personal tour at our all-inclusive wedding venue? Call or text us today at 813.651.0934 or email our Wedding Specialist at email@example.com.