5 Mistakes Every Bride Will Make Before the Wedding
Every bride who’s made it to the other side will admit she made mistakes along the way. OK, well she might not own up to them, but there are some things every bride-to-be does that she later regrets. We’ve taken five of the most common mistakes brides make and show you how you can avoid them.
Sharing news too soon
It’s easy in all the engagement excitement to forget to tell someone the news. Next thing you know they’re annoyed that they found out through someone else or through social media. When you’re sharing your big news make sure you tell your nearest and dearest before you blurt it out to the rest of the world. You should ideally do it face-to-face or over the phone, but a message will do – just get ready for the congratulatory phone calls. Once you’re sure you have everyone you can change your Facebook status and post a picture of the ring. Let the celebrations begin!
Make a budget
This is one of the very first things you should do when you start planning a wedding, but some couples get so carried away they end up having to put a budget together after they have already spent some of their money. If your parents are contributing to the wedding, you should all sit down together and set a realistic budget. Then you can work out what’s important and what’s not, and most importantly, what you can afford.
Too much research
Once upon a time, all a bride-to-be had when planning her wedding was some books and magazines. The modern bride has lots (and we mean lots) of information at her fingertips thanks to the internet. While sites like Pinterest might have some ideas you would love to incorporate into your day, you can fall victim to information overload and end up trying to include every detail you like into your day. Then you have a mishmash of ideas rather than a beautiful wedding theme. Think about what suits you and your wedding venue, and once you have chosen a theme, stick with it!
Forgetting the groom
Although your husband-to-be might seem happy with just coming along for the ride, he would like to be a part of your wedding planning. He might not say it, but this will be his special day too and he wants it to be just as perfect as you do. So before you start planning your wedding sit down and discuss which tasks you are going to do. By planning your wedding together you will actually get closer and are more likely to have a day that you will both remember forever.
Make time for yourself
From the moment you set a date you’ll be in wedding mode. While you have a to-do list as long as Santa’s, you need to remember to take time for yourself during your wedding planning. Make sure you take care of yourself so you’re healthy on your big day. When planning your wedding, always remember what’s important to you, and don't get bogged down in the little details. Most people only have to plan a wedding once in their lives, so you may as well try and enjoy the experience as much as you can.