7 Wedding Mistakes You Need to Avoid


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When you plan your wedding, there are many things no one warns you about. Even married couples sometimes forget about the mistakes they made while planning their wedding. This is so important that we’ve listed an additional article on (10) things to never do at your wedding.

plan a chill wedding by avoiding these common mistakes

If there is one thing you can expect with weddings it is the unexpected. To help prepare you for the worst-case scenarios, we’ve listed the top 7 wedding mistakes to avoid. Continue reading our article so that you can enjoy a stress-free and memorable celebration #LetsDoThis!

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Not Setting a Budget / Spending More than You Planned

The most common mistake couples make is creating unrealistic expectations. Remember you will visit wedding venues and vendors. You will look all over the internet for your wedding inspirations.

Once things settle down after getting proposed to, you need to start thinking of a budget. You realize there might not be enough money to get everything you have wished for.

Set a budget responsibly. Find ways to save money on your wedding & determine how much you can pull from there without compromising your future.

Every wedding conversation starts with a realistic budget

Figure out how much of your monthly income is left to save from now until the wedding once you cover all your expenses. This is a great place to start creating a real wedding budget.

It would help if you planned the wedding you can afford & not the other way around. After your wedding, you will have new responsibilities & a life to start building.

This new life with your partner will require… you guessed it… MONEY. The best way to start your marriage is without debt & in a healthy place financially.

Let Other’s Opinions Matter

When you look back on your wedding 20 years from now, you want to feel proud of the celebration you both organized. This is a better feeling than allowing someone to hi-jack your wedding plans. Do not let anyone else’s opinion matter so much.

It happens all the time, always starting as a simple opinion, but then turning your whole wedding into their event. Whether it is family or friends, always set boundaries & keep in mind it is your wedding day. You have the final say-so on everything.

For couples receiving financial help from parents or other family members, it might be harder to control every matter at the wedding. In that case, keep your focus on what matters, which is you & your significant other.

The rest will not matter and look the other way on things that may frustrate you. Make sure to enjoy your celebration because this will only happen once.

Forgetting Your Marriage License

Yes, marriage implies a license. In the rush of planning your wedding reception, looking for décor rentals & interview wedding venues; it can be easy to overlook what is needed.

Make sure you understand your local guidelines & laws that apply. This way you have enough time for your marriage to be performed legally.

in some states, a marriage license has a waiting period

Start by searching all the requirements and find every document you need to bring to obtain your marriage license. Then, ask about times.

In some states, a marriage license has a waiting period, while others expire after 30 or 60 days. Plan your times accordingly to have a valid marriage license when your wedding day arrives.

Doing It All Yourself

Doing it yourself is a popular wedding trend for couples. If you ever feel overwhelmed, it is never wrong to ask for help. Share the work with your partner & delegate activities to others.

Get your bridal party, family members & close friends involved. Everyone will be happy to be part of lending a hand. It is all a matter of asking them & being clear on expectations.

Planning for weddings requires a lot of work. This is why professionals make a living from organizing them. Do not underestimate the amount of time & work a wedding requires.

If you feel like you are in too deep, then hire a wedding coordinator. This is much better than doing it yourself & it will help keep you on track.

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Overpaying for Things You Can DIY

You should not do it all yourself. When you are trying to stick to your budget the bills add up quickly. You might want to consider having some DIY projects to lower your wedding costs.

There are many things you can do yourself without spending too much. For example, you can take on a DIY project like hanging glass globes.

Renting DIY uplights for your wedding is simple & will save you hundreds of dollars

Doing it yourself is a simple way to decorate your wedding. You can have a string light rental. Another DIY lighting project is monogram lighting rental.

You will receive a package with a personalized monogram to project your initials on a wall. Set it up by aiming onto a surface in your banquet hall. These are just a few great alternatives to hiring a local vendor that charges higher prices for setup.

Skipping Your Wedding Photographer

We know it sounds tempting to hire an amateur. Before you hire your cousin to take wedding pictures with their new camera, think twice.

You will save money and help someone who is starting their business, but at the same time, you are leaving the precious memories of your wedding day in the hands of someone who has no experience in capturing a wedding.

Weddings move fast and there is a lot of emotion in the air. You want someone to document all these moments because the night will be over before you know it.

never skimp on your wedding photographer

A professional wedding photographer moves smoothly between important moments while capturing them on the camera. Someone unfamiliar with a wedding will need time to take a still photo to nail the right lighting & fit everyone into one shot.

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Not Spending Time with Your Partner

It sounds impossible, right? You are marrying your partner, how could you not spend time with them? Well, it happens more times than you imagine.

There are so many people you will need to greet & thank for coming. Before you know it the reception is over! We recommend you start greeting everyone & then take a moment for your first dance.

Afterward, your family & friends can join in. Keep your wedding timeline moving by encouraging family & friends to meet you on the dance floor after your formal dances.

we will share our most important piece of advice last

After your ceremony, while everyone is dancing, take a moment for yourselves. Step outside or to a private room & take a moment to soak in how important your day is. Have a drink or simply share a look, enjoy your first moments as newlyweds and get back to your celebration.

XO Team Ship

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