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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!


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Love this post!

Thanks Carole, so glad you enjoyed reading! I hope we were able to provide some helpful tips for your big day!

Great read, and tips to consider while wedding planning!

Thanks for the article! Definitely some points to consider! Certainly important to be realistic and remember to enjoy the process 🙂

Reading this is making me realize I am doing some of the mistakes like cutting a Wedding Videographer and wanting my wedding to be like the magazines and tv shows like four weddings..Thank you for this article, makes me rethink alot.

Definitely want to remember this is about love! Love the post!

Sometimes you lose sight of the real reason of the wedding. Thank you for bringing me back down to earth!! <3

You’re telling me! I am doing all of these! I am a mirco-managing queen! My poor event planner and vendors!

Thanks for the article! Looking forward to the sweepstakes results!

Great post! I especially like #5

Well written, simple to follow article. Well done.

Totally agree with not micro-managing vendors- I’ve picked vendors so far that I think are awesome people AND great businesses and have felt so comfortable letting them guide me! I trust them to do great work 🙂

Thanks for the tips! My friends have told me their biggest regret is not hiring a videographer for their weddings — I won’t make that mistake!

Great tips to keep in mind while planning a wedding! I will not make these mistakes!

Love over all! So great to be reminded that it’s a celebration of love and not the stress of perfection. Love this post!

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