Avoid making expensive mistakes while planning by learning these 5 expensive mistakes that every bride needs to know!
- Selecting a random date for your big day
While it is romantic to select a sentimental day for the big day, it can also run the risk of being a costly selection. Be sure to select a wedding date that gives you the best for your bank by seeking dates that are off season! Be sure to ask your vendors and venues when their prices are higher and days that they are at a discounted rate to learn their off season prices.
- Out of season floral choices
Remember that flowers are a hefty part of your overall wedding budget. Avoid making the expensive mistake of selecting out of season floral choices that can tack on extra fees! Share images of floral choices to your florist and ask if the price of your choice will be raised for any reason during the season of your big day. If so, ask if your florist can recommend similar styles at a more budget friendly rate.
- Inviting everyone!
Avoid the temptation to say yes to guests that didn’t make the guest list. While not the most comfortable conversation, adding onto your guest list can be a costly mistake…especially if it’s due to guilt! Remember that your guest count is your number one wedding-related expense—don’t make the expensive mistake of adding guests that you can’t afford! Set rules for who you will invite and stick to them by only inviting additional guests once you know it will not impact your budget. You can also only invite additional guests in place of invited guests that have sent their RSVP regrets.
- Not asking for help
Unless you are a wedding planner or have planned tons of successful large-scale events in the past, chances are doing it yourself may not be the best idea. While we understand it may be hard to relinquish control or trust others with your vision, it is best to not only bring in the pros but trust their opinion! Finding a professional that you feel comfortable with is super important to trust your vision in their hands. They can explain why an idea may or may not work and to provide alternatives that will. Be sure to also consider friends and family that may have their own talents and skills to assist in lending a hand. Don’t make the mistake of trying to do it all yourself, be sure to seek advice to pull together the perfect day!
- Buying before locking in details
Avoid the temptation to make a purchase until you are certain you will need it and know exactly how it will be used. Resist the urge to splurge until it becomes a need and not a want. Every unnecessary purchase ultimately takes from your overall budget and quickly adds up. Wait until you are absolutely sure that a purchase will be incorporated into the big day before saying yes, it will save you in the long run!
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