Wedding planning can be difficult, especially if you do not have enough time on your hands as it is. When it comes down to it, you want the entire day to be perfect and many brides are willing to sacrifice their time even on their big day to make sure everything goes right. Hiring wedding planning help can ensure that your day is everything you expect it to be and more. Below, we will go over some things that all wedding planners tell their brides NOT to do.
One mistake that many brides make is that they over invite people to their wedding. It is important for you to sit down and determine what your budget is and then determine how much each guest will cost you. While you may like to have your entire family there, you do not need to. In fact, you should avoid inviting people that you have not talked to in a long time and those that are not close to you. Remember, the more people you invite, the more money you spend to have them there.
When you are out and about, avoid grabbing items for your welcome bags or bridesmaids’ gifts. There is a time and place to choose the gifts and if you make impulse buys, you are spending more than you need to. While it may be hard to pass by that beautiful charm bracelet that is on sale, simply keep walking. Your wedding planner will work with you to determine what gifts to buy and he or she can help you stick within your budget too.
Not Planning Early On
While you may look at the long list of wedding planning tips your planner gave you and think you have a year to do them, do not put the list in a file and store it away until closer to your wedding date. You should start on that list right away because the time you put in now will be time saved later down the road to handle any obstacles that arise.
Forgetting to Register for Gifts
While you may not want to go out and choose items that you want, it doesn’t hurt to do it. In fact, if you do not fill out a wedding registry, you may find that you do not receive as many gifts as you had hoped for. Some people do not want to simply hand over cash, so even if there is nothing you want or need at the moment, create a gift registry and add the option of gift certificates. This way, your guests will feel as though they are getting you something you want and you will still receive cash in a sense and can purchase whatever you want to.