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Top 10 Biggest Mistakes made by Couples Planning their Wedding

Planning a wedding can be a bit overwhelming, but it's important to get it right. Whether you decide to hire a wedding planner or do it yourself, there are some common mistakes you should try to avoid. If you're a DIY bride, you definitely don't want any potential mishaps ruining your special day. So, to make sure everything goes smoothly, here are some tips to help you plan your dream wedding like a pro.

Top 10 biggest mistakes made by couples planning their wedding
Top 10 Biggest Mistakes made by Couples Planning their Wedding

Not reading your vendor contracts thoroughly

This is an easy way to fast-track your Wedding Day into a total disaster. When looking through different contracts, each vendor should provide a detailed list of services and/or products included in your package via a proposal. If something significant is missing from the contract, that's an excellent indicator that you need to confirm!

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Reading vendor contracts is important.

You may have hired a DJ only to find out later that the really neat lighting they have all over their website you wanted is not included in YOUR package; it's an extra 1,600 dollars for those. Or maybe the photographer you hired said "all day," but the contract says it's six hours of coverage, and you needed twelve!

These things can be easily misconstrued or misunderstood. It's essential to look over each contract thoroughly and ask questions if there are any misunderstandings.

Ultimately, the vendor is solely liable for what they offer in writing with your signed agreement, so check, double-check, and triple-check those contracts!

Basing your wedding theme around what's currently “trending."

Inviting toxic family and/or friends out of “obligation.”

Not looking at the photographer's portfolio before booking.

Booking too late.

Not looking into a DJ’s usual genre or reviews.

Not considering insurance and permits.

Not having a “meltdown” plan if you have children in the Ceremony.

Not having an alcohol plan.

Not accepting help when it's offered.


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