A wedding can easily be one of the most enjoyable days of your life. However, it is a reality that the process of planning a wedding can be one of the more overwhelming tasks that you undertake. During the stress and confusion of the planning process, you might find yourself making potentially serious planning errors that could create unnecessary and avoidable complications for your wedding. Make sure to do the following to avoid making these mistakes.
Gather Key Information from Attendees
When you send out your invitations, it is important for you to utilize this opportunity to gather key information from your guests. This information should include the number attending and whether children will be accompanying. Furthermore, you should also utilize this opportunity to gather information about food allergies or other medical conditions that you may need to know about. Ideally, this information should be requested with the save-the-date invitations, as this will allow you to incorporate this knowledge when finalizing the plans for your ceremony.
Choose Your Venue Before Deciding on Decorations
The decorations for your wedding ceremony and reception will play a critical role in creating a romantic and magical ambiance. Investing in the decorations for your wedding can also be a sizable portion of your budget, which makes it important for you to invest in the right ones. However, it can be common for individuals to make the mistake of buying their decorations prior to selecting a venue.
When you are choosing decorations, you should select items that complement the natural design, color scheme, and other features of your venue. If you purchase decorations prior to finalizing your choice, you may inadvertently choose items that clash with the venue's style. Additionally, you may feel pressure to use these decorations since you bought them anyway, which can lead to cluttered and noisy ambiance. By making sure to refrain from purchasing decorations prior to choosing your venue, you will be better able to ensure that you are using your decorating budget as efficiently as possible.
Search Social Media for Pictures of the Potential Wedding Venue
When you are deciding on the placement of tables, decorations, and other items needed for your ceremony, you may want to search social media for pictures of other weddings that were held at the venue. This can be an excellent way of getting ideas for how you can get the most out of the space in the venue. In particular, those that are planning large wedding ceremonies and receptions may find this step especially useful as they may face logistical challenges with preventing the venue from feeling crowded.