Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. It is the day every girl dreams of since they were a kid and of course you need everything to be perfect on your big day. It is easy to get carried away with certain things and also be frustrated since you have a lot on your plate. It is essential for you to manage your time and finances well, to ensure everything is done smoothly. So here are some mistakes you need to avoid when planning your wedding.
- Doing anything without a budget
The truth is your big day is possible due to money, not love. The first thing you need to decide on is the amount you are willing to spend for the event. It is dangerous to do anything before it as you might be disappointed later on. For example, it is horrible to learn that a dress or venue you fell in love with is too expensive. Hence, it is better to know what you can spend and stick to it. Plan the items that are most expensive such as the venue or trusted catering. Prepare your guest lists so that you can easily decide on the venue and food. The rest of the expenses can follow. Make sure you stick to your budget at all times. Your event manager, venue or other vendors might show you over the top items to compel you to go over budget but do not give into them. The last thing you need is entering your wedded life with debt.
- Impulsively sending invitations
You’d love to spread the word and invite everyone to your big day as soon as possible. However, this might be the wrong move especially if you have to cut a few of them off the guest list at the last moment due to budgetary or venue problems. We all know, the more people you invite, the more expenses you will have to bear with regard to the venue and wedding caterers Wellington so as you go on with planning, you might want to reduce your costs. Hence, it is wiser to keep the invitations till the last minute or, send them to the close relatives and friends and keep the others for the end.
- Buying your dress first
Your dress is the most important part for any bride. You might want to go buy your dress as soon as possible and you might even pick one out. However, it is better to wait till you pick out the venue. A big ballroom gown might not suit a barn wedding. Also, there could be new and better style dresses that come to market so have some patience.