While planning your wedding, it’s much too easy to give in to the temptation of going over the top, a step which unfortunately causes too many brides to give in to some of the biggest wedding planning blunders.
So, read on to learn about the worst mistakes you can make when planning your wedding– and how to very easily avoid them!
Keep your Bridesmaids to the strict minimum
A bridal magazine once did an exclusive feature on a couple who went for over a hundred bridesmaids for their special day. This is definitely one of the worst blunders that you can make on your special day. Not only will an avalanche of bridesmaids and groomsmen look completely out of place in your wedding pictures, they’ll certainly crowd up the aisle, making it hard for the test of the guests to see the ceremony. Besides, if most of your guests are up on the wedding altar with you, you’ll barely have anyone sitting down to watch your ceremony!
Wear comfortable shoes
Not wearing the proper pair of shoes will certainly dampen your day and result in blisters. As tempting as it is to go for skyscraping heels, try not to give in to this temptation. Of course, there’s no reason why you should go for flats: heels are okay as long as they’re comfortable and not overly tall. Platform and wedges are also ultra-comfortable choices because they provide support on both the balls and front of the feet.
Don’t rely on pictures only
Another crucial blunder that most couples seem to make is to only rely on pictures and photographers. However, a few years down the road, you’re going to look back at those pictures and bitterly regret the fact that you opt for a high-quality video of your special day. While your photographer can very easily film your special day as well, it does pay off to hire both a photographer and a videographer, provided that you can afford it, of course.
Every little girl has an exact idea of how her wedding dress is going to look like one day. Unfortunately, when the same little girl grows up and steps foot into the bridal shop, there are rows and rows of dramatic dresses that can very easily shove your perfect gown out of the picture. Indeed, shopping for your wedding dress can be quite an overwhelming experience and many brides to be tend to get carried away. However, spending half of your wedding budget on a dress is not exactly the best idea. Bear in mind that you’ll never wear this dress again so if possible, try to stay far from overpriced designer dresses that sell their labels more than the actual frock.
Go for more than slow, sentimental songs
While the first wedding dance is traditionally danced to a slow tune, several couples tend to make the huge blunder of going for nothing more than slow and sentimental songs for the reception. This will simply result in lulling all your guests to sleep. So, be sure to liven things up by alternating between slower songs and trendy, upbeat ones.