Committing wedding mistakes can be extremely costly, especially with all of the costs associated with weddings. So, to avoid any wedding mistakes that could cost you an arm and a leg, I've compiled a list of the top ten costly wedding mistakes that could drain your bank account!
1. Lack of Budget Priorities
When you're planning a wedding, it's super easy to get caught up in the fun and forget about your budget. When you put your budget as a priority, not only will you be saving money, but you won't be overspending on details that might not matter in the end!
2. Peer Pressure
Wedding planning isn't something that just the bride plans, there are typically a ton of other people involved and I gotta say, the biggest wedding mistake that most brides make is allowing themselves to be pressured into something that they don't want. For example, do you really need to have the biggest suite at the hotel? Do you really need the $5,000.00 wedding dress? Scale down and listen to your own words!
3. Not Paying Attention to Fine Print
So I actually work for a major hotel chain in the sales department and I gotta say, it's crazy how many brides don't pay attention to the fine print! If you are signing your life away on tons of contracts, it' really important that you are reading the fine print. That way you know exactly what you are getting into before you sign!
4. Not Having a Plan
As I said before, wedding planning isn't just about what the bride wants, there are tons of people involved. Having a plan of who is going to plan what and who is going to take care of what is huge! This will not only save you a ton of time, but it'll also save you money!
5. Not Looking
A lot of people, when they are getting married just leap before they look. If you're planning a wedding, you gotta have a venue to have it – are you looking at more than one venue? Comparing prices? This is huge to save money! Heck, if you can even switch your wedding date to a Thursday or a Sunday, you can probably get a better deal!
6. Over Feeding Your Guests
Typically, if you are going with a creditable catering company, typically they over estimate on the number of people that they are going to feed. What this means is that you might not need to have six appetizer choices, instead you could probably stick with just three and be fine.
7. Trying to do It All Yourself
When you're trying to handle each and every detail yourself, it can actually end up costing you money that you otherwise could have saved. Why not involve your bridesmaids, the mothers and even the fathers on both sides? They all want the day to be a success, so why not let them help?
8. Lack of Creativity
There are tons of different wedding mistakes that brides make everyday and the lack of creativity is a very common one. So you are stuck on having red roses for your wedding. Why not go with a local company instead of having the flowers imported? It'll make a huge different in cost!
9. Too Many Guests
When you're planning a wedding, you should definitely make sure that you have a cap on your guest list. If you are planning on 150, you should cap it at 150, not keep adding to it. This is definitely one of the most common wedding mistakes that brides make all of the time!
10. Too Many Extras
Finally, it's really easy to get sucked into the details of a wedding and the details are important, but do you really need the wine charms to go around the glasses? If you scale down on some of the extras, I promise, you'll save a ton of money in the long run!
As you can see, there are tons of different wedding mistakes that are easy to make. If you just pay attention and are organized, I promise you won't make nearly as many wedding mistakes! So ladies, what are some of the biggest mistakes that you made when planning your wedding?
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