When planning a wedding, a lot of ideas and suggestions come out and are given to help the couple have a successful wedding. You will certainly get ideas on what wedding theme to choose, how to prepare for the wedding, who to hire and even what wedding mistakes to avoid.
Yes, wedding mistakes happen even when a couple thinks everything is set in place. Try to ask your married friends if they encountered any wedding blunder and for sure they have something to narrate – it might not be a blunder that happened during the wedding but that of another friend. Well, if you get to know these common wedding mistakes, then you can avoid them thus stopping the possibility of a wedding gaffe.
Inviting too early
You and your partner are surely excited to share your wedding plans with your friends. You want them to mark you preferred wedding date in the calendars and even send out the wedding invitations early. But then, chances are, if you inform them early without finalizing first the bookings for the wedding ceremony and reception then there might be unforeseen changes which may cause confusion. The wedding date may suddenly need to be moved or the wedding venue will be changed or the wedding theme might be different from the original.
Make sure to finalize or book first the wedding date, venue/s, theme before sending out the invitation or ringing to invite friends.
Late searching of a wedding photographer
A wedding photographer is definitely someone you should hired for your wedding. He/she will take photos of the wonderful memories during your wedding. It is crucial for you to be meticulous in choosing a wedding photographer to hire. Set face to face appointments and assess each candidate well. Book the wedding photographer that you have chosen right away. Good photographers get hired fast so be sure to start searching early so you can book months before the wedding.
Not getting a wedding videographer
Some couples dismiss the importance of hiring a wedding videographer. It’s late when they realize that they should have gotten one. A wedding videographer can record the actual moments in your wedding especially those that you might have missed. Not getting a wedding videographer may ruin your chance of keeping the memories of your special day and being able to reminisce by watching the video every time you want to.
Forgetting to include the wedding vendors
Wedding vendors like a Los Angeles wedding photographer, videographer and wedding planner should not be taken for granted during the wedding. They worked hard to help make your wedding a success so you should at least give them food to eat. If you do not allocate food for them, they will not be productive during the wedding aside from the fact that they may have ill feelings towards you.
No backup plan for possible weather disturbance
Even if the expected weather is a sunny or good one, there is still a possibility that rain falls. You must set a backup plan on what to do or where to evacuate your guests especially if your wedding is set outdoors. Maybe arrange for tents to ready for setting up in case it rains or you can have raincoats, umbrellas prepared for use.
Not reading the vendor contracts
You and your spouse will surely be hiring wedding vendors for your wedding. At times, you might choose to get a relative for a job and you might think a contract is not necessary. Well, that is a wrong move on your part. No matter how big or small the job is and whoever you hire, you must always have a signed contract with the wedding vendor. A contract can give both parties assurance that everything you’ve agreed upon will be met. Read each vendor contract carefully before signing them.