Planning your wedding can be a really fun experience that brings you and your fiancé closer as the big day approaches, but there are a lot of common mistakes that you want to avoid in order to have the best event possible. Many couples either over-plan or over-prepare for their big day, and that can lead to unforeseen problems or stress that makes the entire ceremony too overwhelming. Stress is one of those things that you want to avoid at all cost leading up to your wedding, so learning strategies to eliminate stress and stay focused for your ceremony can do wonders when the time finally arrives. Here are some real world mistakes to avoid leading up to your wedding that were submitted by real brides and grooms, as well as people I happen to know personally.
Money Doesn’t Buy Good Vendors
One of the biggest mistakes a couple can make is to choose vendors by how much they charge. You may be thinking that I mean going for the cheapest option, but actually I mean going for the most expensive. Many people assume that the most expensive vendor is going to provide the best service, but this is rarely the case. Your best bet is to do research online to find out what other couples think about a vendor and choose based on overall satisfaction. You will find that good customer service and expensive prices rarely go hand-in-hand.
Avoid Dieting Too Much
Many brides (and some grooms) get so worked up over looking good and fitting into their wedding dress that they go on insane diets leading up to their big day. In fact, many brides go so overboard with their dieting that they take it to dangerous and potentially unhealthy levels. Though looking good in your dress may seem really important, it shouldn’t be achieved at the cost of your health. Dieting too much can lead to depression, stress, and other negative effects that will ruin your celebration. Some brides even find that their dress is too big for them after dieting too much, and they look silly in their photos because there wasn’t time to get it altered. Your best bet is a healthy balance of diet and exercise to look healthy and happy on your wedding day.
Ask for Advice from Your Baker
One of the worst things you can have happen is to run out of wedding cake before everyone gets a piece, and you’d be surprised at how often this actually happens. Most couples go together to their baker to taste various flavor combinations, but too often they forget to discuss how many people they are expecting and what size cakes to buy. Many of the higher end wedding cake suppliers will provide you with a pretty looking cake for your cake cutting ceremony and regular sheet cakes for all the guests. This keeps costs down and ensures that everyone gets a piece to enjoy. Make sure you discuss the size of your guest list with your baker so you don’t run out of wedding cake before everyone gets a piece to enjoy.