when it comes to planning a wedding, it is always stressful and exhausting as there are many people to meet, places to go and things to note on. often brides tend to miss out on some important notes for their wedding day itself. therefore it is always good to have a planner and coordinator to handle it instead. yet, there still are many who do not see the value of wedding planners.
so here are the 10 things brides who plans their wedding tend to miss out.
1. DON'T BURST THE BUDGET
It is agreeable to splurge on your wedding as it would be a once-in-a-lifetime event but you should always have a budget for it. Often I tell my couples NEVER to burst their budget and NEVER take a loan for your wedding. My rationale is simple, you wouldn't want to start your next chapter or family with debt, do you?
2. PRIORITIZING YOUR NEEDS AND WANTS
Co-related to budgeting, So you're making a list of must-haves for your wedding but you should always not on your priorities. Simple, if you intend to have good food for the guests then opt for simpler and smaller centerpieces or DIY them instead. Concentrate on the things you will remember most and don't stress about (plus save money on) the rest of it!
3. BE FIRM
Always remember that it's your wedding but don't be surprised if there are plenty of people giving you opinions and suggestions. Take it kindly and simply thank them or let them know you've got other ideas on your mind.
You wouldn't want to stress up on the day itself. So while planning your wedding, always prepare a checklist of the important things and hand them over to the person-in-charge (may it be the Maid Of Honor or Best Man).
Always be sure to feed the people who will be working nonstop to make your day flawless. You wouldn't want them to faint throughout your wedding day or upset them!
6. PLAN FOR THE WORST
Life is filled with imperfections with a saying that goes "Man can plan but god dispense", so always have Plan B or C just in case anything happens! Always have a back up of everything! Like having a wedding emergency kit that can help (stain wipes and safety pins, of course!). Bring another copy of your vows, a makeup bag (or other toiletries), and so on.
There are reasons why you have Bridesmaids and Groomsmen around for your wedding. You can't be stressing up that the cake is not here or the photographer is late. Delegate them to these important assistants to help you out with reminding and calling.
8. TRY EVERYTHING ON AT LEAST ONCE
Always try everything on at least once, your dress, shoes (especially if they are a new pair) and other accessories if they are matching. You might lose or gain a little weight before the wedding, so always make sure you try it again a week before the wedding. Practice in your gown and heels a day or two before the wedding so you know how to walk and move about in it. You wouldn't want to be uncomfortable on your wedding day!
Don't panic or sweat over the tiny stuff. Most brides are fussy even on the teeniest details like whether their table linen are properly placed or the colours of the flowers. You wouldn't really notice them when you're walking down your aisle or busy mingling with your guests. Like seriously.
10. ENJOY YOUR DAY
Last but not least... This is your big day! So enjoy it as much as you can!