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No one is immune to the mistakes that can happen during wedding preparation and force majeure at the wedding itself. And although these troubles are rarely catastrophic, it is best to do everything possible to avoid them. We advise that you familiarize yourself with the most common mistakes that couples make during wedding planning and make sure that you do not accidentally repeat them. The best way to avoid annoying oversights is to contact a good wedding agency as early as possible and do not hesitate in asking these professionals whatever questions you might have.
Buying a wedding dress too early
We know that after the engagement, it’s tempting to immediately jump onto Pinterest and save the accounts of wedding brands on Instagram. Feel free to do this, but do not rush to sign up for a fitting. If you buy a dress before deciding on the concept and location of your wedding, then it may not suit the style of the celebration. When the contract with the venue is signed, the concept and color scheme have been agreed upon with the decorator - it's time to book your day at the wedding salon. But remember, do not forget to prepare for this exciting event! Here we tell you how to best prepare for your wedding dress fitting.
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Failing to consult with the groom
It often happens that some brides are so keen on preparing for the wedding that they simply forget to discuss important nuances with the groom and approve them without his knowledge. Of course, the groom may not be so interested in the embroidery on napkins and the color of the icing on the wedding cake, but it is better not to make these decisions on your own. Even after living with a person for several years, you cannot know everything about his preferences - what if he is afraid of sparklers? Or he does not tolerate the scent of roses? Or he just hates the shade of peach that you have chosen as the main color for the wedding?
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Independently approve conditions with contractors by phone
If you entrust all of the wedding preparation to the wedding agency, then this problem disappears. But in the case when you are personally discussing some conditions with contractors, keep in mind that it is best to do this via email. This will ensure that you have their promises and your agreements in writing, and you will not find yourself in an unpleasant situation. For example, you will arrive at the selected site and find out that the actual rental price differs from the one that the junior manager, who did not introduce himself, quoted you by mistake.
Too much consultation with loved ones
Of course, you can go to try on a wedding dress with your girlfriends, consult your mom when choosing a hot dish for your wedding meal, and show your father your design choices. Sharing your wedding plans and ideas is always a nice idea, but if you feel even the slightest pressure from your relatives or guests, it is a sure sign that you should not consult with them again. Your wedding should be about you and the groom – your choices are the only choices that matter!
Friends and loved ones, of course, wish you well, but their idea of the ideal celebration should not influence your decisions - after all, this is your wedding. Believe me, even casually thrown phrases like "peonies look better than roses" or "only white tablecloths are suitable for a wedding" can force you to choose something that you don't really want, especially if you are a people-pleaser.
Don't trust a wedding agency
Some couples completely give the organization of their wedding over to a professional team and feel comfortable, and then there are those who try to control every step. If you want to keep track of everything and be as involved as possible at every stage of preparation, it is within your right to do so. But it's one thing to approve all the little things yourself, from dishes to napkins, and quite another to control and question the actions of your wedding planners. The fact that you closely monitor the work of professionals and suspect them of dishonesty or unprofessionalism at every corner will not make planning your wedding anymore enjoyable. Therefore, choose a trusted agency that suits your style and spirit, and let the professionals handle the rest.
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Postpone the search for a photographer and videographer
Usually, the practical part of the preparation process begins with drawing up a list of guests and searching for a venue, which will immediately be followed by the approval of the banquet menu, the selection of decorations, the search for a presenter, and other decisions relating to the ceremony and reception. We understand that it is difficult to make all of the decisions at once, and sometimes it is tempting to put off deciding to give yourself more time. But the search for a photographer and videographer is definitely not the item that should be pushed to the bottom of your list. The best professionals are booked up well in advance. Remember, summer wedding dates begin to be finalized in the winter before. And if you do not find your specialists a few months before the wedding, then you will have to be content with those who are available on your date, and not your first choices.