Do You Skip These Wedding Planning Advice?
Magazines, online resources, and event planners offer thousands of useful suggestions to help you plan and prepare for your big day. The sad part is unrealistic expectations and wanting your wedding to be better than everyone else’s can make you question some of your own decisions, as well as ignore some of the most important wedding planning advice.
Wedding and event planners in Aspen share essential planning advice some brides choose to skip (but shouldn’t):
Don’t Go Over Your Budget
It is easy to overspend at a wedding not just because of unrealistic expectations. Failure to account for extra charges and hidden costs can also make you go beyond your budget. This is why when setting a budget, make some room for unexpected expenses so you won’t end up going over it. You should also be realistic when setting one and try to cut spending whenever and wherever possible.
While your venue needs lighting, linens, and centerpieces, you don’t have to shell out more money or get too worked up on putting additional decoration. Besides, over stuffing the venue or overfilling the tables is not practical. Take the advice of your wedding planner and vendors so you can stay on budget and have the event you’re envisioning.
When your wedding to-do list seems to be overwhelming, you may find yourself putting off or neglecting some important tasks. Some of the most commonly procrastinated tasks include selecting and ordering invitations, writing vows, making a playlist for the ceremony and reception, and deciding who will give toasts at the reception. Be sure to set and follow your deadlines, and get help from friends and your wedding planner.
You shouldn’t also try to do everything on your own. If the planning itself seems to be taking over your life or keeping you up all night, take a step back. You should also listen and follow the advice of your wedding planner and vendors are giving. And if you still don’t have a wedding planner, consider hiring one to minimize your workload and help you make informed decisions.