Common Mistakes Couples Make When Planning A Wedding
If planning a wedding gives you the shivers yet you cannot wait to make this event the most special one for you and your loved ones, then hiring a wedding planner is the best way out. They work closely with clients to offer the desired results by working on everything from scratch.
People who do not or cannot plan their wedding ahead of time face many issues at the last minute that create a tense environment. It is advisable to hire a wedding planner and sit back and relax as they work on everything right from the venue, theme and decoration, photographer, catering and much more.
To help you avoid some basic errors that could prove costly, Posh Events and Co has put together a list of the most common mistakes people make when planning a wedding.
1. Not fixing the budget
No matter how cool “going with the flow” sounds, not fixing your wedding budget can prove to be troublesome later on. The first step to planning a wedding is to have a budget for your wedding. You can do some research to learn where all you will need to spend the money. You might want to consider photography, decor, venue, and catering, among other things. Wedding planners allot money to different categories and ensure no overspending on any one thing. They try to provide the best solutions within your budget.
2. Not prioritizing the bookings
Again, clients often tend to book the vendors for decors, cakes, and DJs when they come across their packages. It would help to prioritize booking the venue first to structure the planning. A wedding planner will take things slow and take one step at a time. They follow a process that keeps the couple in the loop so that they are not overwhelmed by the wedding preparations. First, the wedding theme, venue and decor color theme need to be finalized. Only then can one decide on the cake details and decor designs.
3. Not sure of what they want
Often, clients are clueless about what they want and which package or vendor is the best for their budget and style. They waste a lot of time and energy in permutation and combination with no definite results. Wedding planners have the expertise in finding the right vendors who can make the process easier and smoother for the clients.
4. Not considering the lack of coordination among family and friends on the wedding day
Even though everyone wants to offer their help to make the special day for the couple extra special, it becomes difficult for the family members to coordinate with each other on the big day. Usually, this becomes the cause of confusion for everyone. There is only so much that people can do to arrange things when so much is going on. Wedding planners ensure that the vendors provide their services timely and that everything is up to the mark. They are well-equipped to deal with unannounced challenges that the friends and family of the couple might not be prepared for.
5. Not focusing on little things
On their big day, couples are so busy that it is common to forget the little details like card box, cake setting, transportation, etc. Wedding planners compile a detailed list of requirements and resources for each wedding and ensure that everything is checked off before the big day. They assist couples in making sure they haven’t forgotten anything so they can relax and enjoy their special day.
6. Not being organized about planning
When we say planning, we literally mean planning. Couples do not hold expertise in organizing marriages, per se, but wedding planners are trained to treat it professionally. However, some couples try to take notes/maintain excel sheets and keep track of what and how things need to be done. Wedding planners use a platform and have protocols that allow them to be highly organized for each couple, ensuring that no detail is overlooked. They do the hassle for the couples, so they don’t have to be concerned about missing important information, because believe us when we say that if there is anything we need from you for your wedding, we will ask for it numerous times! We want you to enjoy your big day, and we will do our best to make it happen your way.
To avoid these and other mistakes, reach out to the experts at Posh Events and Co.
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