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5 Wedding Planning Bad Habits you Need to Avoid

Planning a wedding can leave you a bit frazzled, and that's because many brides fall into the same bad habits. Be less stressed and more organized and avoid these bad habits so your planning experience is filled more bliss than stress.

Being unrealistic

You might want fireworks at midnight and a superstar DJ but when you're planning a wedding you need to stay realistic. Working within your budget and your capabilities is important, you might want the band to play until 2am but the venue might not allow it. You should also keep your expectations of people under control – if your fiancée hates being the center of attention then a big choreographed dance is probably the last thing he wants to do. One word you should keep in mind: compromise!

Asking too much

You want your florist to create a Kimye-style rose wall, but only have the budget for about 24 roses – it ain't gonana happen! While you might expect a lot from your wedding vendors, there is such a thing as reaching too high for the stars. If you need someone to do a big job for you then make sure you hire someone who has experience of that style event, and whatever you do don't ask a friend to do it unless they know what they're doing!

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Ignoring your spending

Keep track of what you're spending on the wedding because you could land yourself in financial hot water otherwise! It's also good to be savvy with your spending - review and compare your credit card fees and keep tabs on your expenses. You don't have to spend big money on everything – you can hire many things for your wedding from veils to jewels. Always keep your eyes out for deals and check out your local wedding vendors on the Dreamteam Directory!

Not asking for help

You are up to your ears in décor ideas and style inspiration an have no idea where to begin. Don't get into the habit of trying to do everything on your own, it's OK to ask for help from people – especially your bridesmaids. Make sure you and the groom have tasks that you are in charge of – wedding planning is not a one woman job!

Wedding talk

We're not saying you have to stop talking about your dream wedding, but don't let dominate the conversation. While your big day might have taken over your life, other people don't want to hear about your invitation font dilemma. Fill them in on the main details, but skip the finer points. What you consider a wedding drama is just an inconvenience to others.

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