When planning an event, you want to make sure it goes off without a hitch. Read here to learn about wedding and event planning mistakes you should avoid.
Planning a wedding is not for the faint-hearted. It’s one of the most exciting and stressful periods of your life, so any kind of advice should be welcomed!
Planning any type of large-scale event comes with its own set of stresses.
If you’re the one in charge, you’ll have plenty of big decisions to make, meaning much of the responsibility will fall on your shoulders.
But one of the best ways to dominate wedding and event planning is understanding where the pitfalls are!
In this blog, we highlight the top wedding and event planning mistakes to avoid – because knowledge is power!
5 Common Wedding & Event Planning Mistakes
Now, some of these things to avoid may seem like no-brainers, but amongst the stress of it all, it’s easy to forget even the simplest things.
One of the best tactics for handling wedding and event planning is to simply draw up a check-list and handle one task at a time!
Here’s what to avoid during your wedding and event planning process:
1. Overspending On Pre-Wedding Engagements
We understand, you’re engaged and it’s undoubtedly one of the most special periods in your life.
But here’s the honest truth: weddings are expensive. No way to sugarcoat it.
What you need to be doing in the work-up to your wedding is cutting back on costs and not overspending. An engagement party is a great way to celebrate, but don’t overdo it.
If your wedding budget is tight, keeps thing low-key and understated at your engagement party.
You only need to have one celebration, if certain family members or friends can’t make it, they can always celebrate with you at the wedding!
2. Not Doing a Walk-Through of a Venue
This is critical step to ensure your wedding or event goes off without too many hiccups.
It’s all good and well looking at photos of your venue on your laptop, but how do you get a true feel for the scale and space of the venue?
You need to do a physical site visit to gauge whether the space, look, and feel of the venue is what you’ve envisioned for your wedding day.
Don’t forget to ask crucial questions about venue amenities, vendor services, and vendor access.
3. Failing To Confirm With Vendors
Wedding and event vendors are generally very busy people. They really don’t sit around waiting for you to mail back with your ‘exact numbers’.
In order to be 100% sure your preferred wedding vendor will show on the day, make sure you get a written or verbal confirmation of their services at least 48 hours before your event.
Email confirmation from your wedding vendor is always preferred as this way you can add details, timings, and expectations in writing to them.
4. Skimping On Labor Costs & Set-Up Time
All-too-often the additional costs of labor are overlooked during a wedding or event set-up. This is a big mistake.
Have you considered how long it will take you to lay out cutlery for 150 guests? You bet your bottom dollar that vendors know exactly how long this takes.
Vendors are good at what they do and can save you so much time and stress when helping with your wedding set-up.
With just a little guidance from your end, eliminate your stress about the details, and leave it to the professionals.
5. Not Having a Backup Plan
There are instances where bad weather, sick bridesmaids, a delayed vendor or venue closure may happen.
These are just some scenarios which can happen when planning a wedding. In this case, plot out a contingency plan at least two weeks in advance.
Make arrangements for all thing ‘big’ things that could possibly go wrong i.e. bad weather, venue closure, vendor delay.
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