Monday, January 21, 2013
Mistakes to Avoid When Planning Your Wedding (blog 2/3)
When planning your own wedding there are some things to look out for because your big day should be just as, if not more, special than you dreamed of. These are some tips not just for planning your wedding but also things to avoid on your wedding day so that everything is perfect.
Tip 1: Shoe choice. If you are planning on wearing brand new shoes, rethink it. Be sure to break in your new shoes before the day of the wedding because if you don’t you will be in agonizing pain. Also if you are wearing heels, be sure to bring a spare pair of flats or flip-flops just in case you decide to change them later.
Tip 2: Choose a reputable DJ/Band. One of the biggest regrets couples have is that they did not choose a good Dj or Band. Friends of the family who have a mini sound system on their computer are not really equipped to handle weddings. Remember you are getting what you pay for. Dj’s and Bands must be able to choose the correct music so that you don’t have to tell them what to play all night. They also need to be good announcers and feel comfortable speaking to a crowd. Have a final meeting with your Dj/band about 2-4 weeks before the wedding and go over a “do-not-play” list, choice songs for dances, and specific songs you would like to be played during the night.
Tip 3: Plan Your Fittings. There are so many instances where the bride is going in for her final fitting days before the wedding, and groomsmen show up with baggy pants or high waters. Your final dress fitting should be no less than 1 week before the wedding just in case there are still alterations to be made. Make your bridal party and parents try on their outfits as well! Even if they are rentals make sure that you schedule a fitting for them at least a week in advance to be sure everything fits correctly. (Make sure at least one of the men know how to do a tie/bow)
Tip 4: The Last Night Out. Don’t plan your bachelor or bachelorette party for the night before the wedding. You never know what your maid of honor/best man will have in store for you and you want to look and feel your best on your big day. Plus nothing angers a bride more than a drunk/hungover fiancé. Lets not try to reenact THE HANGOVER.
Tip 5: Demanding Brides. Often times the bridal party gets so caught up in helping you plan your wedding that they end up feeling taken advantage of. They are not your wedding coordinators. If they are offering you help then great! But don’t expect them to do anything other than the traditional duties of purchasing their own wedding attire, attending the wedding, travel expenses, bachelor/bachelorette/bridal party, and sometimes toasts.
Tip 6: Hire Help. So many brides are raving over having a wedding planner/coordinator. They are there to deal with all crises, timing, and assuring your day goes as planned. Though they may seem expensive just hiring them for day of coordination may be some of your money best spent. They also have great vendor connections and may help you to save money in the long run.
Tip 7: Rings. Don’t forget your rings! Make sure your maid/matron of honor and best man have those rings glued to their bodies! Nothing is more frustrating than being up at the altar asking for the rings and realizing they are in the hotel suite.
Tip 8: Don’t Try to Please Everyone. This is you and your fiancés big day, don’t ruin it by trying to impress or please everyonelse, because the truth is you probably won’t. Make your day special to you and the guests are there to celebrate and enjoy that with you.
Congratulations on your engagement!
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