Wedding planning is so stressful and so many things can go wrong. Fortunately, there are countless articles written about this so you can properly prepare yourself. The problem is that although you are ready to deal with many of the common mistakes that are often made, there are many others that are rarely mentioned. Those mentioned below fall into that category.
Blowing Off The Wedding Planning Budget
A wedding can be really expensive and planning often goes over the intended budget. This is usually because the couple is eager to have a dream wedding. Things like booking vendors early and buying things without a budget in place can easily lead to overspending.
Planning a business is not as easy as you might initially think. It is vital that you create a budget and that you stick to it. Tracking all expenditures is always mandatory.
Hiring Friends Instead Of Professionals
Most couples need help when planning a wedding but this does not mean it is a good idea to hire friends. This is true for the actual planning and for things that you want at the event. For instance, you can have a friend that is really good as a DJ at the local club. This does not mean he is a great fit for the wedding. You can have a friend that is really handy with the saw and can build something nice but you cannot compare that with the experience of something like Oz Architecture Firm. The idea is that you should always hire wedding vendors that are true professionals and that have a lot of experience.
Marriage License Problems
Numerous rules have to be respected when you get a marriage license. For instance, in the state of Pennsylvania, the license to get married is only valid for 60 days. If you do not use it during that time, you cannot get married. Get the license as close as possible to the wedding date but be aware of the fact that there are waiting periods that apply in many states.
Fashion Budget Blown On Just The Wedding Dress
Let’s say that you have $2,000 available for the bridal look. This does not actually mean you can buy a wedding gown for $2,000. There are many other things that you want to take into account. You want to look and feel your best on wedding day. This is not possible without proper skin care, shoes, hair accessories, veils and much more. Make sure that your fashion budget takes into account absolutely everything that is needed.
Being Attached To A Flower Type
As the florist is booked a long time before wedding day, it is impossible to guess the blooms that will be affordable when the event is close. It is common to see brides disappointed because the flowers that they love are way too expensive. Many things can change, including flower arrangement prices. This is why you have to be sure that you consider backups. It is better to think about shapes and colors instead of some specific flowers.