10 Common Wedding Planning Mistakes
10 Common Wedding Planning Mistakes
10 Common Wedding Planning Mistakes
10 Common Wedding Planning Mistakes

10 Common Wedding Planning Mistakes

Photo: Tess Follett


Congratulations on your engagement! Now, let the wedding planning extravaganza begin. While creating your dream day is exhilarating, it’s also easy to get tangled in the web of planning pitfalls. Fear not! We’re here to help you sidestep the most common wedding planning blunders.

Let’s dive into the “I don’ts” so you can focus on the “I do’s.”

  1. Ignoring the Budget Tightrope

It’s tempting to splurge on that fairy-tale venue or a designer dress that rivals the latest celebrity wedding. But beware! Ignoring your budget can lead to stress and financial strain. Create a realistic budget and stick to it – your post-wedding wallet will thank you.

  1. Last-Minute Vendor Hopping

Securing the right vendors is like building a dream team for your wedding day. Don’t wait until the eleventh hour to book them. Popular vendors get booked quickly, so lock in your favourites early to avoid heartbreak. Another big wedding planning tip when it comes to sending enquiries? Don’t ghost! A kind reply to all of those suppliers you’re hearing from goes a long way.


  1. Pinterest Overdose

Pinterest can be a treasure trove of inspiration, but too much scrolling can lead to a serious case of decision fatigue. Streamline your vision; focus on a few key elements rather than drowning in a sea of DIY projects. Less is more.

Photo: Tess Follett


  1. Guest List Bloat

Trimming the guest list can feel like playing a game of social chess. Be strategic and invite those who truly matter. Remember, quality over quantity leads to a more intimate and memorable celebration.


  1. Neglecting the Weather Factor

Mother Nature has her own agenda. Always have a plan B, especially for outdoor affairs. A marquee or an indoor option can save the day and keep your guests dry in case rain decides to crash the party.


Photo: Elsa Campbell Photography


  1. Ignoring the RSVP Rollercoaster

RSVPs can be a rollercoaster of emotions. Some guests will confirm, others might ghost. Stay on top of responses and have a buffer for unexpected attendees. Trust us; this will save you from last-minute seating stress.


  1. Overlooking the Comfort Quotient

Those sky-high stilettos might look fabulous, but can you dance in them all night? Comfort should be a priority, from your attire to your seating arrangements. Your guests will thank you for a cosy celebration.


  1. DIY Overdose Drama

DIY projects add a personal touch, but don’t let them overwhelm you. Choose a few meaningful projects that won’t consume your every waking moment. Your sanity will thank you.


Photo: Georgia Verrells


  1. Timeline Tussles

A well-organised timeline is the backbone of a smooth wedding day. Communicate timelines clearly with vendors and wedding party members. This ensures everyone is on the same page, preventing chaos and confusion.


  1. Forgetting the Zen Zone

In the midst of planning chaos, don’t forget to find your zen. Wedding planning can be overwhelming, but take breaks, enjoy date nights, and remember the love that brought you to this moment.

By steering clear of these common wedding planning pitfalls, you’re on your way to a smoother journey down the aisle. Enjoy the process, embrace the hiccups, and savour the joy of creating a day that reflects your unique love story. Cheers to a stress-free wedding planning adventure!


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