Are you getting married in 2020? Congratulations! We’re so happy for you and your partner as you get ready to launch your new lives together.
At Temple’s Country Weddings, we understand that planning your wedding takes a lot of time, patience, and commitment, and that you naturally want everything to be perfect (or as close to perfect as you can get!). Our goal is to make sure you get the wedding of your dreams, so perfect that you want to pinch yourselves just to make sure it’s real.
We can all agree that there’s a lot at stake for your big day – all your friends, family, and loved ones will be there to witness your first day of the rest of your lives together. It can be overwhelming with so many things to think about in planning a wedding – the venue, the flowers, the food, the music, the dress (oh yes, the dress!) – the list goes on and on and on. There’s a lot that can go wrong.
Not to worry though, we’re here for you at Temple’s. After 10 years providing fabulous weddings for our brides and grooms, we have seen it all, and then some, and we want to share that experience with you. Here are five common wedding planning mistakes, and how to avoid them.
- Blowing your budget
Weddings can be expensive! After the engagement thrill wears off, you and your partner will likely discuss what you envision for the day, and how much it will cost. Keep this vision at the forefront of your mind because it will probably shift as you get closer and closer to the big day. And that’s okay! Maybe you will find some savings somewhere, or perhaps some costs will be higher than expected. Either way, it’s important to remember a budget is there for a reason – keep an eye on expenses so you won’t end up with something crazy expensive like live pigeons erupting from a box or a wedding cake adorned with gold leaf. At Temple’s, we strive to create wedding experiences that are as reasonably priced as they are beautiful.
- Settling on the wrong venue
You didn’t settle when you picked your partner so why would you settle when it comes to one of the biggest decisions of your married life? Choosing your wedding venue is a very personal decision that says a lot about the culture of you and your partner (yes, you have one). Your venue should reflect the style and theme that best represents you as a couple, and should realize every dream you have for your wedding. At Temple’s Country Weddings, our venue is country chic at its best, offering a comfortable atmosphere that will make you feel like you’re at home.
- Letting stress come between you
Planning a wedding together can be one of the first test for you and your partner, to see how you navigate differences of opinion and tricky family situations. This is a chance for the two of you to learn more about each other, to improve your relationship down the line. Remember that your wedding should bring you closer together, not push you further apart. When planning, focus on the fact that you are a team, working together to achieve a mutual goal, a wonderful experience you will remember with love for the rest of your lives.
- Becoming a bridezilla
All the jokes about stress and wedding planning aren’t exaggerations! There’s a reason why the term “bridezilla” was created. It can be easy to let coordinating such a big, important event get the best of you, and your bridesmaids won’t want to be the one to tell you that you’ve transformed into a bridal monster. One of the best ways to avoid this is to focus on what’s important – you and your partner embarking on a life together. After all, in ten years will it really matter if the ribbons on your bouquets were the perfect shade of blue, or where Grandma was seated? When you keep the new life you’re starting with your partner in mind, everything else is just icing on the wedding cake.
- Rushing decision making
The rule when buying your wedding dress is that when you put it on for the first time everyone in the room immediately ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhhs’, and you know instantly that you never want to take it off again. You want your dress to be absolutely perfect, so why should you rush any other decision when planning your wedding? This is especially important because when planning your wedding there will be plenty of decisions coming your way! Avoid decision regret by taking your time with each decision so you make the right one for you and your partner. Chat with us at Temple’s and we’ll help guide you through the decision making process!