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Avoid these Bridal errors at all cost!
Avoid these bridal errors that you may regret later on, after your wedding. Mistakes may be difficult to avoid at times. But they would be easier to avoid if you know what you’re doing. How do you know that you know what you’re doing? Let’s list some of the signs that indicate you don’t.
Not putting yourself first
It’s your wedding, so you should kno what theme or style you want. Don’t let others dictate it.
No consideration for guests
For example, if you invited people to a destination wedding, but expect them to pay for their own travel fare, that’s lack of consideration.
Buying the dress before choosing the venue
You might buy the inappropriate dress for the place. Better adjust the dress to the venue instead of vice versa.
Announcing the engagement too early
It’s better to let your family and close circle know first. Give it a while, then you announce it on social media and in events with other friends later.
Not having a wedding planner
These days, with the myriad of services and components, it’s best to enlist the help of a planner.
Putting bridal registry details with the invitations
Best use a different way of letting people know this, such as using a website to house the list. Also, don’t make your invitations too complicated. No need to embellish them with maps and hotel lists if you’re out-of-town.
Social media strictness
Guests will understand if you prohibit pictures until after the ceremony. But when they do get pictures, don’t prohibit them from posting on social media.
That’s likely to have more adverse effects than helpful ones. Better to go for healthy eating that doesn’t make you crash.
Having a large gap between wedding and reception
That is unnecessary. Guests might not know what to do in-between, and might leave. Thus, better to have it immediately right after. If it can’t be avoided, have something like a hospitality bar to keep guests busy.
Trying out an unfamiliar hairstyle, like and updo
It might take more time to do and give you discomfort. Just go with a hairdo that’s elegant but comfortable. Overdosing on hair products could also do more damage than glamor.
Leave out bridal-party gifts
That may leave a bad taste with the attendees. There are so many inexpensive choices for such gifts.
Elope without thinking
The movies make eloping glamorously, but it won’t help unless you’ve made arrangements with where you’re going to have your eloped ceremony. Downplaying your elopement later on makes it worse.
Being late with thank-you notes
It’s something you should have prepared for before the wedding. Also, keep having paper notes, as online ones don’t have the oomph of something in one’s hand.
Not greeting everyone
If you have missed someone, it’s not going to reflect well on those who went. Also, it could mean you’ve not pared down your guest list enough.
Mistreat single friends.
Some can take the joke, but some can’t. But even for those who can, it’s discourteous. A wedding is no time to roast single friends (in fact, no time is!).
Be careless with jewellery
Cleaning the wrong way, losing them, or letting them break, that could cause a bit of delay with your wedding preparations. That includes the engagement ring. Have replacements ready, too. Don’t forget maintenance schedules with jewelers.
Be predictable with tables
If you can depart from the usual arrangement and use different table shapes, it would make the reception more interesting.
It can make your setting painful to see. Also, don’t try to cover up eyesores at the venue. Decors might call more attention to stuff like the emergency exit. Just decorate the important parts that you want noticed.
Choose an unflattering wedding dress
That’s why you need to be careful, and test styles before you make your choice.
Compare your engagement ring with others’
It will give you unnecessary envy. What matters is the commitment, not the ring.
Sticking to much with “per head
” While you are trying to keep a head count on the budget, give a little room for a little more. This applies especially if you didn’t do much cutting down on the guest list.
Not being familiar with flowers
Not only should you get something you can afford, but appropriate for your wedding theme (if it does need flower at all).
Try baking your own cake or doing your own dishes when you don’t know how
A grand layer cake or pies for 50 people isn’t your responsibility. Leave that to the supplier.
Having some makeup boo-boos
Don’t try the wrong lipstick. It may be the trend to do colorless one time, but that makes your lips disappear. Go with a no-nonsense color. Also, don’t overdo the spray-tan, in case you’re having that. Don’t forget your eyebrows, too.
Schedule too little time for hair and makeup
If you do it in a rush, it could look terrible. Make sure you have enough time to prep this important stage.
Micromanage the photographer
They likely know what the best shots to take are, so all you need do is just request a few “special” shots, if ever.
Doing many parts of the wedding by yourself
If you can’t do the cake, then you can’t play photographer or caterer or other functions. It’s often best to relly on vendors.
Worry too much about little details
If a little detail bothers you a lot, your wedding would be ruined not by that detail, but by your own attitude.
Forgetting to eat
Don’t make yourself too busy that you don’t eat at all, even at the reception. Some people could get this carried away.
Not matching bouquet and dress.
This may seem like a minor detail, but you might want to pay attention to this.
Missing out on hidden costs
Sometimes, you need to pay attention to the fine print, and look for costs of the type that might startle you out of nowhere if you didn’t know.
Inviting non-wedding guests to related parties
That might make them feel they should be at the wedding, and so could ruin you guest list budget, so be careful.
Not dealing with parents who seem opposed
Sometimes, a row with parents could cause a few problems. Better settle with them before the wedding. But for the other side: if your parents helped you a lot, don’t forget to acknowledge them.
Not planning decor and venue together
They should match. If they don’t, it could throw off your whole theme.
Having a cash bar
It’s best to have a bar that you’ve paid for already, with drink choices that guests don’t need to pay for, unless they want to.
Allowing too many toasts
Don’t let toasts go for a free-for-all. Just have a few, meaningful ones.
Playing music too loud
Keep it soft, so people could hear each other. It’s a reception, not a nightclub.
Forgetting to have fun
That’s an essential part of the wedding, not the formality. So have fun!