We like to think we know a thing or two about planning weddings. With years of experience you start to learn how to plan events that flow and go off without a hitch. Of course, with experience you also learn what not to do. So, we’ve tried to highlight five of the most common mistakes in an effort to help you avoid them.
Write the guest list first
The guest list is the ultimate wedding planning guide, around which everything else can be built. Making decisions when it’s not confirmed can lead to all sorts of problems. With a guest list set in stone, you have a firm idea of numbers, personnel and any special requirements.
Blowing the budget
Budgets can get used up quickly. So, if you’re not keeping an eye on it, it’ll be gone before you know it. If you’ve never planned or project managed a big event before, keeping on top of the budget can prove tricky.
Leaving things to the last minute
Putting off anything – the little jobs – to the last minute is never a good idea. Aim to have everything done days before the wedding, that way you have a contingency for the inevitable issues that will arise.
Changing your mind
Switching your colour scheme two months before the wedding is going to create a huge amount of work. So, make sure you are 100% happy with your choices before you set wheels in motion.
Not getting a planner
As you can tell from the above, there’s a lot that can go wrong on or before the big day. Which is why we always recommend not trying to tackle it all by yourself. Wedding planners can help you create and deliver a flawless wedding that you can enjoy and remember forever.