Here are some of the top 10 wedding planning mistakes we hear about from couples planning the big day. Learn from their mistakes, and save you and your fiance some serious drama!
Okanagan Weddings are special, but no matter which Okanagan Wedding Venue you choose, you’re still in for a lot of planning – its important to watch out for these issues right at the start. Like every bad habit, its always best to catch it early!
Wedding Planning Mistake #1. MONEY MANAGEMENT
Money is one of the biggest challenges you’ll ever face as a couple. Start your marriage off on a strong foot. Plan only for the type of wedding you can afford. Accept what you’ve got to spend and always shop with this in mind.
Wedding Planning Mistake #2. WEDDING FREE ZONES
Have wedding free zones in your home(s) and wedding free evenings with your intended. Then you’ll remember why you are doing this…
Wedding Planning Mistake #3. PRIORITIZE
Don’t waste time getting carried away with the details of your day until you have put in place the key elements: where and when you’ll be married, how much you can spend. If you place a high value on your wedding photography and wedding video (which we think you should!) You’re also going to want to keep your wedding videographers and wedding photographer in mind when you choose the location and budget accordingly.
Wedding Planning Mistake #4. BE ORGANIZED
It’s the key to successful and stress free wedding planning. Here are a few wedding planning charts to get started!
Wedding Planning Mistake #5. PRESENT A UNITED FRONT
Create your day together and present a united front to your families. Leave some room for family input – especially if they are contributing financially. But be sensitive to the desires and expectations of your families, respect their point of view and listen – even if you eventually reject their ideas (as people sometimes just like to be heard!).
Wedding Planning Mistake #6. DELEGATE
Behind every blooming bride and gorgeous groom is a fabulous and efficient team, so delegate what you can to friends and family who have skills in areas you need help with.
Wedding Planning Mistake #7. BRIDESMAIDS & BEST MAN
Have a reliable best man and chief bridesmaid. If your closest friends are not competent, confident, reliable individuals, give them something else to do!
Wedding Planning Mistake #8. HIRING & FIRING
Do not hire anyone or anything until you have seen or sampled their wares. Get every detail in writing. Before signing a contract ask: “is this your best price?” And read the small print: are taxes and service charges included – if not, you need to budget for them.
Wedding Planning Mistake #9. KEEP COOL, CALM & COLLECTED
– especially with your nearest and dearest. Don’t alienate anyone you’ll need later on (I’m thinking mother-in-law!).
and finally – the most important part of planning any wedding:
Wedding Planning Mistake #10. BE TRUE TO WHO YOU ARE
Create your perfect wedding, not an magazines dream day. Ensure your celebration truly reflects you, your values and your shared sense of style.
Until next time,
Ryan Breitkreutz is the founder, Director and Producer at Tailored Fit Films – filming weddings from Australia all the way to Canada. Visit www.tailoredfitfilms.com for inquiries or to watch a film!
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