Getting married to someone you love is like making your dream come true. The nearer the date, the more excited you get. Since marriage happens once in a lifetime for most couples, the event should be planned out well. From start to end, the wedding should be organized and there should be no major cause of headaches. In this article, we will list down the five common mistakes a couple makes when planning their wedding.
Remember that a wedding is not the be-all and end-all of a married life. Therefore, you do not need to spend a huge amount of money only to celebrate this occasion. The budget should be planned just enough to make a decent event. Money and extravaganza only for a day won’t buy you happiness. Any celebration of love as long as it’s sincere would do just okay, when your budget can afford it.
Fancy cocktail dinners or grand luncheons are not the highlights. There is certainly no need for a very expensive wedding dress or a luxurious limousine to wow guests in the wedding. The primary objective is to officially seal your relationship for life, say your vows, and speak your commitments to the one you love with your guests standing as witnesses.
There is a lot to be done during the planning phase of the wedding. Some couples even plan over a year ahead just to make sure that everything will be fine on their big day. However, in some cases, it is only either the soon-to-be-husband or soon-to-be-wife who takes action and responsibility for all the planning. In things like choosing the wedding ring, designing the invitation cards, selecting food for Manila Catering and so on, the couple should be involved in the decision-making and not leaving one behind.
Regardless it’s an indoor or outdoor reception or wedding, the bride and the groom should check the weather for the safety and convenience of the guests and the hosts. Notices should be provided prior the event to make everyone be informed to carry an umbrella or bring rainproof materials to keep themselves dry. If there’s a strong typhoon coming, on the other hand, it might be just best to move the wedding on another day.
Wedding photos and videos are crucial since these “artifacts” would be cherished for a long time. The same wedding photo album will be shared to your great grandchildren and to visitors of your home. You don’t want to regret not being able to look back to those wonderful memories when you’re older. Reflecting the wedding’s personality, the photos should be captured in a way that the couple prefers. Hence, choosing and hiring the right photographer is important.
Wedding mishaps happen all the time. But they can be avoided best when you note these common mistakes early during the planning stage. Also, as the saying goes, “It takes two to tango,” both your involvement and your better half’s participation and thoughts in the planning are worth considering. Ask for help when you need, or even get a wedding planner or coordinator to ensure that things would run smoothly in the ceremony and the party afterwards.
Ianna Reign Stevenson is a professional writer based in Brisbane, Australia. She is a wedding planner, event coordinator and a mother of a 3 year old toddler. Connect with her on Twitter.