By Ross | 1 Entertainment on Jun 03 2020back to blog list
Even if you only want a small wedding it can still take a lot of planning to ensure the day is a success. This has only gotten more difficult due to COVID-19 as I’m sure you can imagine. But with this handy guide, we’ll take you through what we think are the top 5 all too common mistakes people make when planning a wedding. And we’ll outline exactly how you can avoid them.
Buying The Dree First
While going dress shopping is one of the most fun parts of a wedding it’s not something you should do first. Ideally getting the dress should be one of the last things you do and while it might be hard handling the anticipation it will help ensure the dress you do get is the right one.
When it comes to choosing your wedding dress you really should go for what makes you happy has long as it’s within your budget of course. But remember it also as to be suitable for the venue and match the theme you’re going for. To ensure it meets all the essential criteria it’s best to wait a while and get the rest of the wedding planned out before choosing a dress.
Not Having A Strict Budget
Weddings can be expensive and if you don’t set a strict budget then costs can easily spiral out of control before you know it. One of the main reasons using a wedding hire company is so popular is because it will help you stick to your budget.
A wedding hire company will be able to help you get what you need for your big day without over spending. Sticking within your budget might sound easy but people can easily get overwhelmed planning a wedding and as a result keeping track of your expenditure can be very difficult.
So, before you start planning anything get together and agree on a budget. Then you might find it best to contact a wedding hire company like us and outline what you want and what your budget is. We’ll then be able to help you make your dream wedding a reality without you needing to worry about overspending.
Forgetting The Reception
Okay so no one is going to completely forget their wedding reception (at least we hope not) but you might not really give it much thought. Of course, the bride and groom's main focus will be on their marriage ceremony but if you want your big day to be memorable then the reception is equally important.
After all, the majority of your wedding day will be after the ceremony. So, think about what entertainment you want. Do you want a DJ, a photo booth, games? There’s a lot to think about especially now due to stricter restrictions in place because of COVID-19.
But make sure you think about after the ceremony as well and if you’re struggling to plan anything then a wedding events company like us can help there as well. We’ll be able to outline suitable entertainment for your reception while ensuring you stay in budget.
Not Bothering With A Theme
Wedding themes can be found to suit all tastes and they don’t have to be expensive or take over your wedding. A wedding theme can be carried out with a few subtle touches and decorations around your venue, even tiny touches can make a huge difference. If you don’t bother with some sort of theme then your wedding day celebrations could end up looking quite bare.
A classic fairy tale style wedding doesn’t mean having to get married in a castle or having a horse-drawn carriage. It could mean just adding some roses on tables or having a sparkling backdrop. Themes don’t have to be overbearing and the focus of every little thing during the wedding day. You can accomplish a lot with just a few things.
Trying To Do It All Yourself
By far one of the most common mistakes when it comes to planning a wedding is trying to do it all yourself. A wedding is a time of joy, so you really don’t want to get stressed out trying to plan everything. Using a wedding hire company can be a big help with this.
A wedding hire company will be able to assist you with the planning of your big day by dealing with all the legwork and entertainment. You’ll still oversee all the planning, but you’ll have a team of experienced professionals helping you.