6 Most Common Mistakes When Preparing for the Wedding
Organization of a wedding is a troublesome process. It requires careful planning and proper prioritization. The inability to focus on what is really important often leads to the fact that everything starts to fall out of hand and does not go according to plan. Here are the top 9 most common mistakes that brides make when preparing for the celebration.
1. Overblown budget
The first thing to do before you start preparing for your wedding is to determine the exact budget that you are really willing to spend. In order not to go beyond the designated amount, carefully plan and write down everything, even the smallest expenses. Get a special notebook for this. Enter all expenses there and calculate the balance.
In the first paragraphs of your note organizer, indicate the costs of rental of a venue for the celebration, purchase (tailoring) of a dress, suit, and accessories, and payment for the services of a wedding agency, photographer, and musicians. After that, you will clearly see the amount that you have left. Based on it, you will be able to accurately plan all other expenses.
2. Buying a wedding dress at the last minute
There is nothing worse than being left without a dress on your wedding day, or finding that the outfit doesn’t fit, puff or hang like a hoodie. This situation is faced by brides who have postponed the purchase of a dress until the very last moment.
If you want an outfit from some fashion collection or a dress that fits perfectly, tailored to your figure, start looking for a seamstress or the right model as soon as you decide on the style of the holiday. Ideally, the dress should be hanging in your closet a month before X-day.
3. Untimely search and booking of venues
You should start looking for a suitable restaurant or venue for a celebration almost a year before an important date. If you start too late, 1 or 2 months before the wedding, you run the risk of being left with nothing. After all, the most popular and good places are booked a few blocks before the celebration.
Search and book a restaurant as soon as you plan your wedding budget. Choose the style and decor, starting from the existing room. This will help you avoid unnecessary expenses that often arise when pre-purchased decorations for the wedding hall are not suitable for its decoration, there are too many or too few of them.
4. Sending invitations later than 2 weeks before the wedding
Timely sending invitations to guests is a guarantee that they will be able to come to your celebration. Remember that each of them has its own way of life and rhythm. Invitations received 4-6 weeks before the wedding will allow them to foresee and plan their time in advance – reschedule a business trip, or important meetings, take time off from work, or book a plane ticket.
5. Diets and cosmetic procedures before the wedding
Brides often decide to follow a diet and lose a couple of extra pounds a week, or even a few days before the wedding. It ends with the fact that on X-day the bride doesn’t feel the best way, and the wedding dress, so perfectly fitted to the figure, suddenly begins to puff up, hangs, and looks not at all as wonderful as before.
The same applies to any professional cosmetic procedures. After peeling or deep cleansing of the face, redness, and peeling often appear on the skin, and sometimes acne pops up. All this is usually a natural healing of the skin, which passes after a few days. But are you sure that all these roughnesses will disappear by the wedding day, or will you not have an allergic reaction to one of the components of the product? Better not risk it.
6. Dip yourself in the process with your head, forgetting about others
Having submerged yourself in the preparations for the wedding, you can completely fall out of ordinary life and stop noticing those around you, their problems, joys, and expectations. Everything around becomes unimportant, ghostly, even the beloved with whom you go down the aisle. Exhale, calm down, and pay attention to your family and future husband. Enjoy the moment all together, because you need each other so much right now. Remember, a wedding is just one day, and your loved ones will stay with you for life.