For the newly engaged, the first few months can be overwhelming and this may result in mistakes here and there as you get closer to the wedding day. When you get engaged, it is in order to celebrate accordingly but also ensure you avoid some of these mistakes:
The moment you start planning a wedding, you may get too excited and end up inviting everyone you know. This may seem like a good idea but the truth is, it’s not. Once you invite them, you can’t un-invite them once reality hits you and you realize it’s not practical. The only solution to this is to give yourself time and calm down before you go out and start inviting people to your wedding. Taking time before inviting people also gives you time to come up with a budget that will determine your final guest list.
Not engaging a wedding planner
The worst thing you can do when preparing for your wedding is not to engage your wedding planner in time or thinking you can do everything all by yourself. It is advisable that you work with a professional planner just to avoid any mishaps that may be encountered along the way. Engage the planner early enough to get started and leave room for any adjustments that you may need to factor in as you get closer to your wedding day.
Incorporating everything you like
Most brides, especially the young ones, always want to incorporate every cute thing into the wedding. Go with what makes sense as opposed to what looks cute in your head. This is one of the ways to keep your wedding expenses at a minimum. When done with the planning, stop looking around because you might start second guessing every decision you have made so far.
Not focusing on the guests
Your wedding day is all about you and it should go as you wish. However, you also need to have your guests in mind. You do not want to have the best day of your life while your guests are having the worst day of their lives. Keep their tastes and preferences in mind as you plan along
Inviting the parents to help with planning
Even though it may seem like a good gesture to invite your parents to help with the planning, you should not do it. This is because the parents may take over everything and you will end up having a wedding that you do not feel part of or that does not reflect your personality. Talk to your groom and focus on your priorities as a couple before inviting anyone else to help with the planning.