Congratulations on getting engaged to the perfect spouse! You’ve perhaps started planning for the wedding, or maybe not. Weddings have generally been known to have at least one thing going wrong. This could be avoided if the wedding is properly planned. However, things could go wrong with the wedding planning too. Here are 8 things that could go wrong during wedding planning and how best to remedy them:
- Late planning: Hurried wedding planning has caused a lot of wedding disasters that could totally have been avoided if the planning commenced earlier. Experts recommend you start at least nine months earlier. This will give you ample time to plan and spread out activities in order to make sure everything is covered.
- Planning without wedding insurance: This might seem too far-fetched, but expert wedding planners will tell you that things rarely go as planned and sometimes it could be huge disasters which may halt the wedding and cause you to lose money. A wedding insurance ensures you stay covered and get most of your money back if anything goes wrong.
- Planning above your budget: Sometimes in our bid to get the perfect wedding, we end up going way over our budget. Most of these times, we rely on the gifts we expect on the D-day in order to offset bills. However, we seldom get what we want and people always get disappointed in the end, leaving them with huge bills to settle after the wedding. Have a working budget and stick to it.
- Hiring inexperienced wedding planners and vendors: It takes as little as one vendor disappointing you on your big day to create a possible disaster. Hire experienced vendors, and follow them up every step of the way to make sure nothing goes wrong from their end. Keep your own end of the bargain by making payments on time
- Choosing the wrong wedding date: A wedding date may seem to little a detail, but it can make a whole lot of difference. Identify wedding blackout dates and avoid them. Try to avoid dates that are very likely to be rainy too.
- Choosing a location far from the majority of your guests: This may seem like another little detail, but it can determine if your guests will turn up early or late, and that can make a huge difference. Identify the average location of the majority of your guests and try to not stray far from it.
- Having too many people on your guests’ list: You might want everyone you know to attend and share in your joy. While that might be wonderful, it is not so pocket-friendly and makes wedding planning harder. The fewer guests you to expect, the more adequate the planning, the less you have to spend and the higher the chances of having a disaster-free wedding. Trim the list.
- Having no backup plans: No plan is completely foolproof. A tiny change in detail can see things go south and escalate really quickly. While expecting the planned, plan for the unexpected. This will ensure you remain on top of every situation.
With the right planning, one can have a disaster-free wedding. It’s best to identify these things that could go wrong on time during wedding planning and account for them. You and your spouse deserve the best wedding you can get. Best of luck!