4 Wedding Planning Pitfalls to Avoid
Congratulations, you’re engaged! You’ve dreamed of this moment your entire life and it finally happened. By this point, your parents and closet friends are in the know and of course, no engagement is official until the selfie of you and your fiancé is posted on social media. Now what?
Google has become your best friend as you enter wedding planning overload, searching pages upon pages of bridal blogs, magazines and Pinterest boards, looking for the dress, invitation cardstock, wedding reception centerpieces and we can’t forget about the icing on the cake! The list goes on and on; so much so, you’re overwhelmed. Hold on and take a deep breath. Planning a wedding is no easy task, but remember, this is supposed to be an enjoyable time. It’s going to take coordination, patience and perhaps some wine. Just avoid these wedding planning pitfalls.
Weddings are $$$
First and foremost, set a budget. Be realistic about what you’re (include your families too if they plan to help) willing to spend, and stick to it! The last thing you want to do is return from the honeymoon and begin your new life together in a pile of debt. As a couple, build a budget around your current savings as well as research wedding costs.
You Can’t Please Everyone
Of course you want to celebrate this once in a lifetime memory with family and friends, but ultimately, it’s your wedding. With that being said, hand selecting your bridal party can feel more like walking on eggshells. The honest truth is not everyone can be in your bridal court. The most important thing here is to pick the people who you want standing by your side, whether that’s three or ten. Also, if you want a ‘man of honor’ or have several of your close guy friends in the bridal party, do it! There are no rules.
Book the Venue or Create Guest List?
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? The same can be said for if you should book the venue or create the guest list first. See the dilemma? Think carefully about the potential number of guests you’ll want to invite. Once you have a rough count between the two of you, go ahead and begin considering venues. Oh, it’s better to overestimate than underestimate your guest list. Mom may want to extend an invite to your second cousins’ nephew. And remember, signing a venue contract and putting down a deposit is binding, so make sure it’s absolutely the right one for your celebration!
Don’t Forget the Checklist!
Planning a wedding involves endless details, deadlines and so much more. It’s key to be organized and we can’t stress this enough, calm. In order to accomplish this Mount Everest type of challenge, it’s crucial to have a plan in place. May we recommend a checklist? With the Blue Wolf Events Ultimate Wedding Checklist, be confident knowing your wedding will go off without a hitch.