It is true that we have seen it all during our 60 years in the industry. Indeed, nothing now surprises us – particularly when it comes to the mistakes couples make during their wedding planning.
Milsom Weddings understands how stressful wedding planning can be, and will stop at nothing to ensure you get the day you deserve. Here are just a handful of the mistakes that couples can make. Can you avoid such pitfalls?
Diving straight in
Let us start with the most common mistake that couples make; diving straight in without considering their budget. From the moment you become engaged, friends and family members will want to know every single detail of your big day. You are likely to be tempted to look at colour schemes and stationery immediately. Before you do that, remember that weddings can be expensive events, so you will need to know the budget you have available. As soon as you have crunched the numbers, you can start spending that cash – but only once you have plans in place.
Picking a venue before considering guests
Look at our wedding venues in Suffolk and Essex; we assure you they are stunning. However, before you fall in love with an intimate location such as Le Talbooth in Dedham, Essex, ask yourself whether your guests would feel at home in our marquee.
Consider Hengrave Hall near Bury St. Edmunds. Do you have enough guests to fill its grand banqueting hall? So many couples are guilty of booking a venue before considering their guest list, meaning that they have more to worry about as the big day approaches. Save yourself the stress, and ensure your guest list is finalised before you select a venue.
Taking too many mood boards to heart
While wedding magazines, Pinterest mood boards and Instagram accounts are great inspirational platforms, it is essential that you don’t try to emulate too many ideas at once. Well, it wouldn’t be your big day if you had copied everybody else’s ideas now, would it? Look at blogs, magazines and websites such as ours for inspiration. However, try to add personal touches that only you would consider to ensure a day as unique as you are.
Trying to please too many people
One of the biggest mistakes that couples make is trying to please everyone. It doesn’t matter what your budget is or how far you bend over to meet guests’ desires; there will always be someone that’s less than impressed with a particular element of your big day. Too many brides and grooms risk compromising the wedding day that they wanted to cater to the demands of family and friends, so remember whose special occasion everyone is coming together to celebrate; yours.
Sweating the small stuff
Your nuptials are about one thing, and one thing only; the moment you marry the love of your life. Too many couples attempt to micromanage every minute of their big day, leaving them with very little time to enjoy the finer details. Did anyone notice the colour coordination of your sashes and table settings? Do you remember how many triangles of bunting were strewn across the ceiling? It’s a mistake to sweat the small stuff – particularly when you have wedding planners such as our team at Milsom Weddings to organise things on your behalf. Your wedding is our priority, and we’ll do everything we can to ensure that you and your guests experience the day of your dreams. Indeed, nothing is too much trouble.
To find out how we can help you to avoid these common pitfalls, please do give us a call today; we promise that you’ll be in safe hands during every stage of your wedding planning adventure.