There is so much that goes into a wedding that it’s easy to get sucked into the hype and excitement of planning. But sometimes that means you can forget manners, budget or overall experience. Here are a few tips to NEVER, let me repeat, NEVER do at your wedding.
- Don’t kill your budget by over inviting. Yes you want to include ALL the people in your life, but do you really need to invite that girl from high school you don’t talk to anymore? Or that guy from work because a bunch of other work people are going? Or does your second cousin twice removed really need to come even though you haven’t seen each other since you were 12? Probably not, especially if you are on a tight budget. Each guest costs approximately $120, so they can add up fast. Really consider your budget when considering your guest list.
- Cash bar is not cool. Would you ask a guest to your house for dinner than start charging them $4.50 for every glass of wine they have? No. A wedding is essentially a very large (and expensive) dinner party you are throwing. Guests are there to enjoy because you have asked them to be there. Your manners should be the same if you having this at your house.
- Stop looking at Pinterest. Ok is it great for ideas when you are just starting to plan your wedding? YEP (I have a board for each client to get ideas and for them to share their ideas with me.) But there comes a point where you need to stop looking at Pinterest/Facebook/Twitter/etc. and move forward with your planning. This is where an inspriation board can come in handy. It’s easy to get lost in the DIY’s but these don’t always save you money. Get your ideas, put together a plan and move on to making your wedding reflect you.
I hope these 3 things help you plan your wedding.
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