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Planning A Wedding? Look At These Do’s And Don’ts First

Infographic on when brides begin to plan their weddings

When it comes to planning the perfect wedding, every detail counts. Many brides — about 30% — plan their weddings for seven to 12 months, but it often takes longer to coordinate even the smallest details. But in the midst of your wedding planning process, it’s important to avoid making critical errors that could cause you major stress on your big day. Here are some do’s and don’ts of the wedding planning process.

DO: Consider wedding planner packages
Many wedding ceremony places and wedding reception venues have professional wedding coordinators to help make all your wedding plans come true. These services take a lot of pressure off of the couple so that they can actually enjoy the process instead of feeling overwhelmed. Wedding packages are definitely something that every couple should consider.

DON’T: Neglect budgets
Of course it’s no fun to set a budget for what’s typically one of the most exciting events of a person’s life, it’s necessary for most couples to set a budget in order to stay on top of their finances. Don’t forget to keep track of all wedding costs – big and small — to ensure an accurate expense list. Luckily, there are a ton of different ways to do this, and one of the most convenient way is through one of several wedding planning apps for your mobile device.

DO: Account for extra time in the wedding day itinerary
Nobody wants to be scrambling to keep on schedule on their wedding day. The best way to avoid this is to overestimate the time each preparation activity will take so that if all goes well, you’ll have an extra 10 or 15 minutes between activities to talk, take photos, or take care of anything you might need.

DON’T: Neglect your guests’ needs
Yes, your wedding is about you and your significant other, but guests who are coming in from out of town will appreciate you taking steps to accommodate them and make their trips easier. This includes not having the ceremony and reception in two separate locations across town and making sure that there are hotels within a close distance to the reception location.

Ultimately, these are just a few smart ideas to consider during your wedding planning process. For more information about wedding ceremony places, contact Renaissance Miami.