Wedding planning can be an exciting but also a challenging experience, especially if it's your first time. I often joke that it's pretty much a full time job. I've worked with tons of couples over the years, here are some common mistakes that couples make when planning their weddings:
1. Not setting a budget: It's the best place to start. Not having a budget can lead to overspending and unnecessary stress. Be realistic about what you can afford and prioritise your spending.
2. Trying to please everyone: It's impossible to make everyone happy. Focus on what you and your partner want for your wedding day. Everyone's got their opinion but you stick to your guns!
3. Not prioritising the important things: Focus on the elements of your wedding that are important to you.
4. Not doing enough research: Don't rush into decisions without doing your research. Read reviews, ask for recommendations, and compare vendors to check they align with your values.
5. Waiting too long to book vendors: Popular vendors can book up quickly, especially during peak wedding season. Book your vendors as early as possible to avoid disappointment. We only take on one wedding per weekend (unless particularly small) and it's first come first served! Paying a £300 deposit book your date in Brighton & Hove with us. We don;t have to have all the details worked out immediately, you can change your mind up about which items you want until 6 weeks before the big day.
6. Ignoring the weather: Whether you're having an indoor or outdoor wedding, consider the weather conditions and plan accordingly. Have a backup plan in case of rain or extreme heat. Flowers used outside in extreme heat will obviously not last as long but we know all the tricks of the trade to get the most out of them - hydration chambers, taping, water tubes, moss, agra wool, hidden water sources and tons of misting! We're also prepared for bad weather - I always have a plan in place to make sure installs can be moved and I tend to spend most nights imagining terrible scenarios, so I rock up with a huge tool bag of stuff, including multiple sandbags so nothing falls over or blows away.
7. Micromanaging every detail: It's important to delegate tasks and trust your vendors and wedding planner. Trying to micromanage every detail can lead to unnecessary stress and burnout. Trust us! It's our job, we do it day in and day out. Example - asking for a detailed list of exactly what flowers will be in a bridal bouquet. There are 2 reasons this isn't useful - if you dictate exactly what flowers are there the price will almost certainly be much higher. The second reason is that flower availability changes on a daily basis, so what I tell you I will use in February...then when we get to the week of your wedding, some of those flowers might simply no be available or there might be a shortage of them and the price is then out of your budget. Florists are used to this, navigating the wildly fluctuating world of flowers prices is second nature! Leave it to use to get you the best of the season.
8. Forgetting to enjoy the moment: Your wedding day will fly by, so make sure you take the time to enjoy it. Delegate every job there is on the big day!
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