Are You Making These 5 Wedding Planning Mistakes?
Let us skip past the cliché montage of encouraging quotes discussing the woes of wedding planning and cut straight to point. If you can avoid these mistakes you’ll be sure to have an ethereal wedding day!
1. Forgetting that Your Wedding is a Celebration of Love
Remember why you’re walking down the aisle. Remember why you’re saying, “I do.” Remember that this isn’t just another party—it’s your wedding day!
It’s easy to get lost in the planning and lose site of why you’re here. Celebrate the love and bond shared between you and your partner! This is the beginning of a new chapter in your relationship for all of your loved ones to bare witness.
Our suggestion? Take 3 deep breaths and think of 3 reasons why you love your future spouse. This is a once in a lifetime experience, surrender to every precious moment by reflecting on the loving relationship you’ve built with your partner!
2. Wanting to Replicate the Wedding You Saw in the Magazine
Don’t get blog brainwashed! With so many media outlets providing you with constant updates on trends and the like, don’t lose site of the most important factor—your personal taste!
Sure the music festival inspired floral headband looks great and the handcrafted bouquets look gorg, but ask yourself, “is this me?”
The most stunning brides are those that stay true to themselves and feature aspects of both her and her partner, creating a truly authentic experience not even your favorite bridal magazine can portray. Allow your natural bridal glow to shine through!
3. Micro-managing Your Vendors
Your vendors are professionals and they specialize in hosting events such as yours. Trust their insight and ingenuity. Remember, this is your first wedding but it’s not theirs!
4. Skipping a Wedding Videographer
Photos are cool, but they simply cannot capture every hidden moment. Photos don’t let you watch your father daughter dance, your grandma’s eyes water as you walk down the aisle, or your partners’ voice shake as you share vows.
If you’re concerned that filming will disrupt the natural flow of the day—don’t worry! At NST Pictures, we blend right in, silently working alongside you instead of directing you.
You’ve invested thousands of dollars and months of blood, sweat, and tears into making the big day perfect—you’d be doing yourself a major disservice by letting it all go to waste. With a wedding video, generations to come can share in the moment.
5. Budgeting for Details Only You Will Notice
Sure monogrammed accessories are cute, but if the decorations you are paying for will likely be overlooked or thrown away, try investing in items that everyone will surely enjoy. Save yourself some additional time and stress and think about the big picture.
Aside from the necessities, like your dress, venues and food, focus on ensuring that everyone will have fun and that you have a phenomenal photographer and videographer to capture the experience!
You’ve dreamt of this day since you were a little girl, or maybe you haven’t… but regardless of whether your big day has been years in the making or is being quickly throw together, every bride deserves to feel like a Goddess on their special day. Avoid these common mistakes and you will be sure to have a day you can reflect on without a shed of regret. Happy Planning!