Your wedding is supposed to be the most amazing, important, and beautiful day of your life. That being said, from the moment you say, ‘I do,’ the pressure’s on to begin wedding planning. And because of this, many a bride-to-be has made a massive mistake or two in the days leading up to the wedding.
And no one knows wedding catastrophes more than wedding planners. From thunderstorms during the backyard party to malfunctioning party equipment to mortifying stains on the wedding dress just moments before walking down the aisle, wedding planners are well versed in the do’s and don’ts of saying ‘I do.’
Luckily, we have provided some expert tips from wedding planners that will help you learn what not to do when planning your wedding. After all, nothing’s more satisfying than learning from other people’s mistakes!
Be realistic with your body
Many a bride makes the mistake of buying a wedding dress two sizes smaller months before the wedding, with the hopes of ultimately being able to fit into the dress by the time the big day rolls around. According to Rachel Eden Leuck of Rachel Events, this is a big mistake.
‘Never buy a dress that you’re not sure you can fit into,’ said Leuck. ‘Not to mention, no bride ever feels happy about not losing enough weight and having to get her dress let out.”
Go with the flow
Even if you have your entire event planned out to a T, life is imperfect and your day may not go as planned. However, it’s a mistake to get caught up in the small details and to miss enjoying the most important day of your life.
‘It’s your day and it’s going to be fantastic, even if the soufflés burn or a rainstorm appears out of thin air,’ said Bronson van Wyck, cofounder of Van Wyck and Van Wyck.
Take it slow with your wedding planning
In a rush of engagement adrenaline, many couples jump the gun and begin wedding planning, ignorant to little details such as guest accommodation, entertainment choices, or failing to budget for necessary items such as linen rentals, party equipment and catering. Planning a party is certainly exciting, but it requires the organization of hundreds of details.
Think outside the box
Currently, 93% of all brides use the Internet to plan their wedding. While Pinterest and other Internet sources provide a wealth of wonderful resources for wedding inspiration, many couples make the mistake of trying to follow these events exactly.
‘Your wedding is the biggest and best party you will ever throw in your life. It’s an opportunity to showcase who you are and what you love,’ said Alison Laesser-Keck, creative director of VLD events.
That being said, this is your day and you should take every opportunity to let your wedding speak to who you and your partner are as a couple. From tent rentals to table renting to tent accessories, you have the opportunity to create a memory that you and your guests will remember for a lifetime.
If you’re looking to create a cohesive and elegant theme, elements like rental linens, tent rentals, and other party equipment will aid your quest. Additionally, seeking the help of a wedding planner will help you to have a stress-free and beautiful wedding.