Here is where a lot of people go wrong. They often opt out of hiring professionals for many reasons. Whether it's because they feel they don't need one or because of other reasons, this could be the difference between a stressful vs stress less process. Professionals are exactly what their name means. They are experts in their field and know how to handle almost anything when it comes to building the wedding of your dreams. Hire the professional aka Wedding planner, photographer, etc, you'll thank me later!
2. You lean into tradition because you feel it's what you should do
I get it, to some tradition is important but it doesn't mean that every couple has to follow the rules. Now-a-days, more and more couples are choosing to make their weddings their own and skip on tradition. This is an exciting thing! While there is beauty in tradition, opting out of it is just as beautiful!
Don't be afraid to make your wedding day your own, after all, it's YOUR wedding day!
3. You listen to others instead of doing what you want
There are many married couples out there and most have probably fallen victim to this at some point or another when planning their own wedding. While it's great to take advice from those who have already been down this road, remember that this is your day and you have the power to do what you want. Listening to others will most likely lead to unhappiness and leave you feeling stressed and burned out.
4. You try to please everyone
As discussed before, this goes hand in hand with listening to others. Let's face it, everyone has an opinion but that doesn't mean that their opinions need to be involved in your wedding. Say it with me, "You don't have to please everyone!" PERIOD! Even if you try, there will always be someone who will not be happy either way. Save yourself the headache and only worry about the opinions of yourself and your spouse. You will be much happier throughout the process and in the end. TRUST ME!
5. Assuming it will be less costly to d.i.y
I know, we are all looking to save a little bit of money.. especially now with COVID still going on but doing so can often have it's drawbacks especially when planning a wedding. While you think you may be saving money, in reality it could end up costing more or just about the same as hiring a professional. Truth is, supplies to DIY are not as cheap as you think. Not to mention, you'll end up with a bunch of wedding things that you will have no further use for.
6. The diet trend
Brides, I'm right there with ya! We want to look and feel our best on our wedding day, right? We want to be able to fit into our dress better or look slimmer in photos so we tend to follow strict diets and workout routines months prior to the wedding in hopes of achieving our goals but what usually happens is we end up just torturing ourselves. If you are going to put yourself on a diet or exercise program for your wedding, make sure you are not too hard on yourself and allow yourself enough time to achieve whatever goals you have set.
7. Not having a Plan B in order
So many things can happen on a wedding day, some predictable and some unpredictable. Some of these things can be an easy fix while others can't be controlled. One way to avoid this trouble is by having a Plan B in order. For example, if you are having an outdoor wedding, ask your venue if there is an area to have your wedding indoors in case weather elements change your plans. Now, what if plan a and plan b don't work? Well, the only thing you can do is come up with plan c ahead of time or take it as it is and embrace the day no matter what comes your way.
8. Not eating or drinking on your wedding day
Please do not let this be you! It is very important that you eat and stay hydrated on your wedding day. I understand nerves can get in the way and you have so many things on your mind that it's easy to forget to feed and hydrate yourself. To avoid this, have a plan in order to have food delivered or snacks and beverages available. Not only are you nourished, hydrated and happy but you don't risk fainting at the altar.
(I've seen it happen).
EAT, EAT, EAT!!
DRINK WATER, DRINK WATER, DRINK WATER!!
9. You worry about everyone else instead of yourself
I can't tell you how many times I have seen brides more concerned with everyone else instead of themselves on their wedding day! This is a big no no in my eyes! It always makes me sad when I see a bride and groom tending to everyone else instead of focusing on their own wants/needs/happiness on their wedding day. Best advice I can give is, "Worry about yourselves, loves!" Everyone can fend for themselves.
10. You forget why you're celebrating and what's important
Listen up, I'm going to be real with you! YOUR WEDDING DAY IS ABOUT YOU & YOUR SPOUSE!! That's the entire reason why a wedding is happening to begin with. Sometimes we get so involved in everything else that we forget the importance of the day. So, if you didn't take anything from what I've stated above.. make sure this is the one piece of advice you do follow.
Don't sweat the small stuff, have fun, enjoy yourself, and remember IT'S YOUR DAY! YOU HAVE THE POWER!!