Tying the knot is one of the most significant landmarks of your life. But prior to saying “I do!” and exchanging the vows there are a number of things that you need to take into account. It is your big day and so it is nothing wrong on your part if you want it to be flawless.
But there are certain things that are just not avoidable even after your best efforts. Take for example that a little flower girl starts throwing tantrums in the last minute right before walking down the aisle or an unexpected thunderstorm makes it difficult for the guests to arrive on time. These are things that you just cannot control.
But there are certain other things that are manageable like setting the right budget and planning up a more or less accurate guest-list for your big day.
So here are some of the top-notch wedding mistakes that you can avoid.
- Mistake 1 – Making Plans before Setting the Budget – Selecting a wedding venue or a dress prior to establishing financial parameters is something like shopping without glancing at the price tag and then with your fingers crossed checking whether you have the budget. You may go for a dream location or the most coveted gown that you wanted impulsively but it will break your heart later when you have to cancel your honeymoon or cut down your budget for accommodating it.
Keep it in mind that there are three major constraints like budget, guest list and venue. The experts reveals that they should be taken care of in that order. Your decisions are driven and your options are defined by your budget. That is why it is essential that you include the charges over time, car services and gratuities from the start. This will ensure that you do not end up cutting the corners later.
- Mistake 2 – Sending the Save-the-Dates Too Soon – It can be tempting to tell everyone about the day of your wedding as soon as possible but do not do it until you have decided on the guest list. By the time you tie the knot even friends can turn into mere acquaintances. About six to eight months prior to the wedding date you should send the save-the-dates and send them only to those who you are sure will be invited.
- Mistake 3 – Not Having a Rain Plan – Rain on your special day is not only ironic but happens to be a game changer if your wedding is being planned in the open air. There are many people who are of the opinion that this just won’t happen which is similar to going into denial. Usually, people do not want to invest in for tents, umbrellas, and golf carts. After all, you have to pay fifty percent and lose it entirely if you do not use them. But if you are marrying in the peak season the tents may not be available at a time when the weather malfunctions.
That is why you should meet with the tent company about seven to nine months ahead and think of the deposit as an investment that you are doing for your peace of mind. In fact, it is most likely that it will pour on the day if you have not considered the “ifs and buts”. On the other hand, if you have a plan B then the chances are that it will not rain. But nevertheless, keep it in mind that this investment is essential for your peace of mind.
The above are some of the mistakes that you should keep in mind and try to avoid in order to ensure that your special day is celebrated in just the way that you have thought of. These are the most common mistakes that are suggested by the professionals of reputed event agency where they have quality experience in organizing a number of weddings successfully even in adverse conditions.