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Top mistakes couples make while wedding planning

Let’s be real; planning a wedding is no easy feat. From setting the budget, deciding on a venue, and keeping track of guests to curating mood boards, finalizing the décor, and coordinating with vendors – wedding planning is a strenuous process.

Even the most organized couples tend to make a couple of mistakes when organizing their special day. But you might not know that most of them are easily avoidable. For that reason, we’ve created a list of top wedding planning mistakes every couple must avoid to have a smooth and enjoyable celebration. Keep on scrolling to know what these blunders are.

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Not setting up a proper budget

This is the most common mistake during the planning process!

Discussing money might be your least favorite part of the whole procedure, but it’s very important! Knowing the monetary limit and spending within your means will alleviate much stress around wedding planning. Think about your dream day, set up a realistic budget, and then book venues and vendors. Don’t rush into booking a venue or ordering a gown without discussing the budget with your partner.

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Not hiring photographers timely

Celebrating your love is one of the most special moments of your life. Thereby, it deserves to be documented from start to end so you can keep the beautiful memories forever. To ensure you keep this beautiful memory, contact your favorite photographer well in advance and secure your date.

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Missing photo opportunities

You have no idea how often we’ve seen couples stressing over this. Please allow plenty of time for your photography session, and do not miss out on any photo opportunities. This is the most important event of your life, so make sure you take pictures with all the guests in attendance.

Getting your bridal dress too late

Wedding dresses are often customized and require more time for designing and shipping. Even the ones available on-rack need alterations to fit your body type and physique. You should start researching and shopping for your attire 6-8 months before the big day, so you have enough time for customizations or alterations.

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Not having a rain backup plan

If you are planning an outdoor event, you must have a backup plan in case of unexpected weather conditions. This will save you from so much stress on the big day. You can check our detail blog on what to do if it forecast to rain on your wedding day.

Choosing the wrong people for important roles

We have seen so many couples regretting their decision that they hired a friend or a close relative to capture their big day. Naturally, the results aren’t even close to professional photographs, so you need to leave this task to someone with plenty of experience in the field. 

Not communicating clearly with your partner

Your love celebration is a symbolic representation of the love between you and your partner. To plan a wedding, we suggest you clearly communicate everything with your partner so you can curate an event that perfectly reflects your personality.

No matter how overwhelming it might be, wedding planning is a very important procedure. Hope our blog about wedding planning mistakes will help you avoid the common blunders and have a celebration you’ll cherish forever. For more useful tips, visit our website. And if you are looking for a wedding photography team to capture your celebration flawlessly, feel free to contact us.

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