It’s no secret that many people consider their wedding day to be the best day of their life. However, preparing for the big day can be anything but. In the midst of making wedding arrangements, there are many people who make common mistakes during their wedding planning process and end up wishing they’d done things differently. Here are some mistakes to avoid when planning a wedding.
- Not finalizing the guest list early:
Making a guest list and determining exactly how many people will be at your wedding should be one of the very first steps of the wedding planning process. Normally it’s a good idea to book your wedding reception site as soon as possible once you’re engaged — at least a year to nine months before the wedding, but you can’t choose a venue until you know how many people will be there. Well, you can, but if you put a deposit on a restaurant that seats 75, and end up with over 100, you’ll likely lose your deposit and have to start your search over again. The guest list is the foundation of your wedding, and no plans can be finalized until your guest list is fully completed and RSVPs have been made.
- Sweating the small details:
It seems as though couples these days are all about personalization and having a unique wedding. Although there’s nothing wrong with that, it’s not entirely realistic to expect to have a wedding that’s completely different and has never been done before. Don’t freak out if someone has the same dress or chooses the same wedding favors, centerpieces, flowers, or food as you do. For many people, wedding days come once in a lifetime, and their authenticity should not be compromised based on trivial non-issues.
- Not planning for the weather:
This seems elementary, but many times, couples using outdoor wedding venues don’t always plan accordingly. While it’s true that the weather can be unpredictable, if you’re thinking about looking into outdoor wedding venues, you should always have a backup plan in case of rain or other inclement weather. Rent umbrellas to shade tables and dining areas and consider renting an indoor room just in case. If you’re considering outdoor wedding venues, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Ultimately, your wedding day is about celebrating your one-of-a-kind relationship with your significant other, and although it’s always preferable to plan as much as possible, it’s only natural for small mistakes to be made. For more information about wedding receptions, wedding halls, and party venues, contact Renaissance Miami.