Your wedding day is a happy day for you and your fiance. Sounds obvious? It is! It’s just important to remember that important fact when you become enveloped by the enormous and stressful process of planning your wedding. It’s vitally important throughout to keep some perspective and remember your love for each other as the reason you’re making this commitment to each other. Because, let’s face it, the 21st century wedding is a logistically fraught affair that borders on being a military operation. With an average price tag of over $30,000 and a small army of professionals involved from jewelers to caterers, it’s no wonder many couples find the prospect of wedding planning somewhat daunting.
Hence, we’ve listed 4 common wedding planning mishaps that can send your big day into a tailspin, and help you to put provisions in place so that they don’t happen.
Failing to budget adequately
One of the earliest ways in which couples can trip themselves up is failing to nail down their budget. You should establish a budget for the wedding which you then divide into subsections for the dress, entertainments, catering etc. This is easier said than done, given the increasing levels of one upmanship causing couples to spend money they don’t have due to peer pressure and a desire to make sure that their wedding is memorable.
The simple fact is that you can make your wedding day memorable without spending a fortune. Little cosmetic touches or adjustments to the ceremony such as incorporating a sand ceremony are wonderful and inexpensive flourishes. You can learn more about wedding sand and sand ceremonies by clicking on these links. It’s important to get the biggest expenses out of the way first then look at what you have to work with.
Over spending on the dress
Of course your wedding dress is important, but it should not come at the expense of the rest of the wedding. All wedding dresses are beautiful and considering a second hand dress that’s just as beautiful as a bespoke designer number at a fraction of the cost is one of the best ways to stick to your budget.
Not insuring the wedding
It’s a simple if unpalatable truth that with so many moving parts at play, there’s a lot that can go wrong with a wedding. The venue could go bankrupt, the wedding dress could get damaged or the caterer could be crippled by an outbreak of salmonella. While none of these options is particularly likely, you owe it to yourself to look into wedding insurance policies and choosing the right one for you.
Don’t jump the gun on those ‘save the date’ cards
As soon as that engagement ring touches that finger, many couples send out ‘save the date’ cards to all and sundry in their excitement. Later however, when the budgets are worked out and the final guest list is drafted, there may be an embarrassing discrepancy between the final guest list and the more robust list of people who’ve received ‘save the date’ cards. Save yourselves some embarrassing confrontations and hang fire on those cards until you have a definitive guest list.
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