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Wedding Planning Mistakes to Avoid

Planning a wedding can be overwhelming and time seems to fly during the process! Because things come at you fast in this time, it’s easy to make a few mistakes. You may be trying to save money or time, but there are just some things you shouldn’t cut corners on! Here are a seven mistakes to avoid:

 

  • Assuming Invited Guests Will RSVP “No”

 

There’s a good chance that you’ve created a list of people you’re going to invite and a list of people you expect to attend. You may even give your caterer and reception venue a number of attendance based off of the people you expect to say “no”! However, there are going to be a few people that will likely surprise you and end up attending your wedding. Don’t count anyone out, if you don’t want to exceed a number of guests then simply don’t invite those guests!

  1. Allowing Others to Tell You Who to Invite

If you’ve already decided on a wedding venue, then you’re likely limited to the amount of people you can invite to your wedding. Plus, with catering and other expenses it may be expensive when you start inviting every single person you’ve ever met! With that being said, remember that your wedding IS your wedding after all. You go ahead and invite who you want to invite, and don’t let others tell you who you should/shouldn’t invite!

  1. Skipping the Hair/Makeup Trial Run

You never truly know what you’ll look like after the hair/makeup makeover until all is said and done. So, shouldn’t you at least go in and try things out to make sure you have the look you’re going for? Makeup artists and hairstylists create dramatically beautiful looks, but if all that eye shadow and volume isn’t you, make those decisions ahead of time.

  1. Allowing Cellphones During the Ceremony

Your ceremony should only include one photographer, the one you hired. (Hire two professional photographers if you want extra stunning shots!) Trust us, no one else will capture a better picture, and someone is bound to forget to turn their phones on silent and keep the flash off. The LAST thing you want is for your great aunt to ruin the ceremony by blinding the officiant with her iPhone’s flash!

  1. Letting Others Talk You into Traditions You Don’t Want!

The chicken dance, the dollar dance, receiving line, etc. There are so many things that could go into a wedding that you either love or you hate. With that being said, if you’re all for the chicken dance at your wedding, don’t let anyone tell you to cut it! However, if you can’t stand the dollar dance and everyone tries to tell you to add it, don’t listen to them! This night is about YOU; don’t allow anyone to sway your opinion.

  1. Second Guessing Choices Made

With so many choices being made and so many options, it can be easy to second guess decisions you’ve already made. If you second guess the choices you’ve already made, then all you’ll be doing during your planning process is second guessing! We urge you to be sure of the choices you make, but once you make those choices be confident in them! Otherwise you’ll only add stress to the process.

  1. Not Hiring Top Notch Vendors

The vendors you hire act as a team on your wedding night. One weak link on the team could ruin all the great plans you’ve set for the evening. Don’t cut corners when it comes to hiring wedding vendors. Be sure they work well together, are super-experienced with weddings, and have great reviews!

We hope these tips will help ease your wedding planning. We urge you to be sure of your decisions made, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Most importantly, have fun throughout the process because it only happens once!

 

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Custom Monogram Lighting – A New Spin on the Spotlight

You’ve DIY’ed your days away, but still want a custom statement decor item at your wedding. Look no further ladies and gentlemen, you need a lighting piece made just for you and your boo! COMPLETE weddings + events custom monogram lights add a wow-factor to your wedding venue, and create a grand display with your own name.

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Enjoy your wedding!

Wedding planning can be extremely exhausting and stressful. For months, sometimes years, you put so much effort and time into planning this ONE day. So, you need to make sure you, of all people, have an amazing time on the day of your wedding! Here are four tips that if you can fully execute on your wedding day, we guarantee you’ll enjoy this amazing day like you’ve always imagined.

Plan a fun, yet relaxing, morning

The morning of your wedding can be one of two things; either extremely fun and exciting, or nerve wracking and stressful. To be sure that your morning can be great, a little planning ahead will go a long way. First off, make sure any potentially stressful activities are taken care of or being taken care of by others. (For example: coffee runs, flower deliveries, luggage drop-offs – all things the bridal party, personal attendants or the parentals could help with!?) Plan on having a low-stress getting ready party or get-together, and just relax. Maybe even be pampered a bit?! It’s your wedding day after all! This should be one of the – if not THE – best days of your life, so let’s not cut corners here!

 

Stop to take a breath

Your wedding day can come and go so quickly you might barely get a second to look around and appreciate everything that’s going on during this big day. It’s definitely worth it to take a moment away from the crowd and take it all in. After all, this is the day you’ve been thinking about, talking about, and planning for what seems like an eternity!

 

Eat!

It can be easy to forget to any and all meals on your wedding day. You’re going to be busy, so eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner aren’t exactly the first things on your mind, but trust us, you’ll need to eat!! Your wedding day is such a unique event, you’ll want to be sure to have energy and to feel good all day. I mean, who wants to walk down the aisle hangry!?

 

Dance!!

After all the formalities are said and done and all there’s left to do is dance, then do just that! Take advantage of this huge party you planned for you and your spouse! When looking back on your wedding day years from now, do you think you’ll be disappointed you didn’t spend more time at the bar? Probably not. This is 100% YOUR night, take advantage, and just let loose!

Be proactive in making sure that you do everything you can to have a great wedding day! Then get out there, execute and enjoy – you deserve it!

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