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The Most Common Wedding Planning Mistakes

Mistakes are always going to happen while you are planning your wedding. In order to keep your mind at ease, here are the top mistakes and how to avoid them while planning the most important day of your life.

 

1. Doing Anything Before the Guest List

When you first get engaged all you want to do is plan the most amazing wedding and you can't wait to get the ball rolling with the save-the-dates, booking your perfect venue and tasting cake flavours, but one of the most important factors is conjuring up the guest list. This crucial element determines how big the venue needs to be, what the catering bill will add up to and also the ceremony seating arrangement. Although this part is not the most fun it is the first thing that needs to be tackled. When you have your list firmly in place you can then start moving onto the other exciting things.

2. Read Bridal Magazines Aloud to Your Fiancé

Nowadays, grooms like to be a bit more involved with their wedding planning but there is only so much anyone can take when confronted with an infinite array of invitation choices and bridal fashion terms. It is a good idea to sit down with your other half and decide what aspects of the wedding they really want to be part of and what bits they don't really mind about as much, this way you won't get any mood swings when you're dragging your fiancé around numerous shops.

3. Having a Freak Out If Someone Else Has Your Dress

Personalising your wedding is very important to couples and it's easy to lose it if another couple goes for the same colour scheme, wedding favours or food idea as you, so before you decide to arm-wrestle for it, consider a different approach.

Instead of losing sleep about someone else's wedding looking identical to yours, try to make the similar detail a bit different. If you have the same dress, consider accessorising with a brooch, sash, other embellishments or even your very own personalised umbrella. If someone decides to go for the same wedding favour, find a creative way to package yours a bit differently and set yours apart from the rest.

4 . Deciding to Change Your Colour Scheme with 2 Months To Go

When you first started planning your wedding you already has a vision of what you wanted, but after hours on Pinterest boards and looking through magazines for a few months you have now completely changed your mind.

You should feel free to rethink, revamp and redo any element of your wedding that you so wish; however, you shouldn't have to invest lots more money to do so.  You may be surprised how easy it is to make little additions and changes that transform the overall look of the day.  Think about adding little touches that can totally transform the space, rather than completely re-doing every element.

5. Blowing Your Budget

You came to a decision with a number and started planning, now you have realised that number just isn't going to cut it anymore. Budgeting for a wedding can be the stuff of nightmares.

If you have found that you have underestimated your expenses, try not to panic. Sit down with your fiancé and try to come up with a sensible solution. Maybe swap out those white roses with something that's just as pretty, but won't break the bank. If you are still coming up short, try and borrow some money from your close friends and families. This is not the best way to approach it but sometimes you might just need to ask for a little bit of help.

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