‘Crying over spilt milk’ can land you in a no-man’s land, so it’s better to be cautious right from the beginning while planning your ‘big fat wedding day’, avoiding commonly committed mistakes which put your entire arrangements into a soup and spoil the event completely. It is good to have a positive attitude towards things, but you should not be over-confident about natural unforeseen circumstances and thus be prepared to overcome the worst with possible prior arrangements required to be made for the same. Read on to know about some most important wedding mistakes that you should avoid.
1. Blowing off your budget
Wedding is the most awaited events in the life of all individuals but that does not mean that you should spend all your savings for that big day. Excitement and emotion of brides carries away their budget to sky-rocketing levels as they have no calculation on what they have already spent and what all is still left on the priority shopping list. This ultimately results in checks getting bounced, no money left for deposits or to make final settlement of bills. Planning a wedding is sheer business and it should be done in a planned and systematic manner to avoid future complications.
2. Messing up the marriage license
Most of the time the important rules surrounding the marriage license goes unnoticed, like checking the validity time of the already issued marriage license while fixing the date of the wedding, minimum period required for registering a marriage or the minimum waiting period system prevalent in some states, etc. Also, not getting the official divorce papers, in case of people undergoing a second marriage. These careless mistakes can create big blunders and result in postponing your dream date for a new leaf in your life.
3. Ordering your wedding gown too late
If you have a mind set on ordering a ‘couture gown’ for your special day, make sure you book it much in advance to reach you well within time with all necessary fittings done to impart that flawless look to your beauty and personality. As these gown are custom made and many a times acquired from overseas, do not forget to leave time in hand for shipping of the same as well. Many dresses, being taken off-the-rack, might need alterations too. Make arrangements for all of it so as to reach you with ease and comfort without last minute confusions.
4. Booking rooms too late
Make sure your out-of-town guests confirm their presence as soon as possible so that you can make arrangements for their stay in a hotel in advance. Blocking rooms for your invitees from beforehand can save you from facing extra toil and embarrassment of not being able to arrange for rooms for their stay at the eleventh hour. Research and reserve as early as possible. Also, do not forget to include the hotel information details in your invitation cards for the convenience of yourself and your guests as well.
5. Inviting too many guests
People always create blunders in this aspect where they assume that only 2/3rd or 1/2 of their invitees would turn up and accordingly make limited arrangements for the same, trying to adjust and accommodate with the limited resources available. But, you should not forget that at many venues fire laws do not allow extra accommodation for the exceeding number of turn-ups. So, make sure your guest-list matches with the arrangements and capacity of the reception site.
6. Partaking in last minute beauty treatments and crash diets
Both last minute beauty treatments as well as crash diets can shatter your dream-day fantasies. Where facials and tanning just one day before the wedding can create blisters and serious infections, indulging in last week crash diets can make your face look dull and your gown not fitting you well. The best is to follow a proper long term beauty regime, take lots of rest, have good balanced diet and purchase only safe over-the-counter beauty products to avoid any risks of spoiling the biggest and most happening day of your life.
7. Underpaying invitation postage
While posting their wedding invitation cards, most of the time people end up with attaching only regular stamps to them without weighing them to assess the exact additional amount of postage required for it to reach their guests well within the stipulated date. This results in guests not receiving them as they get returned with signs like insufficient stamp or instead reach them too late to attend the big event.
8. Ignoring religious restrictions
Modern day brides and grooms give little value and attention to age old traditions. They do not pay heed to restrictions imposed on them in terms of their attire which should be appropriate for the church or the temple respectively, skipping the rituals and so on. This may result in the official refusing to tie the knot. So, its better to play safe and consult the clergyman regarding religious rules before fixing dates and booking vendors.
9. Trying to do it alone
Brides these days, to prove that they are self-sufficient and can handle everything on their own, refuse to take help from friends and relatives and turn down their humble requests to participate in doing up the arrangements. You should accept contributions from your near and dear ones and allocate work to them so as to avoid over-burdening yourself with too much of work load which can prove taxing for you by the end of it.
10. Forgetting to focus on what is more important
Not making a priority list while planning for your wedding arrangements may ultimately leave you unprepared for the most important activities or settings which should have been paid attention to right in the beginning. Also, confusion between you and your partner or between the two set of families on sensitive issues can turn the entire event into a sour curd, so do not let things get out of control to avoid swollen faces and unwanted arguments.
Remember, even the best top-notch weddings can turn into flop shows if not arranged and dealt with properly. So, make sure not to get trashed by any silly mistakes from your end to make your wedding day a charming and memorable occasion.