The five most common mistakes when wedding planning are easy to avoid. Let’s go into detail about the mistakes we most commonly see!
Your budget is something that you should dive deep into, and make sure that you stick to it! If you hire a wedding planner, the budget is something that we are always keeping you aware of, as well as trying to find ways to stretch it high and low.
Additionally, there is this mind-boggling time during wedding planning, usually about 5 or 6 months out from the wedding that most people aren’t aware of. This lull is the most common time we see the budget shoot up. The reason for this is because people have dwindled down their to-do list to smaller things after booking all of the vendors. Instead of focusing on these smaller tasks, they keep filling their plate with additional vendors and costs. Instead of boosting the budget, we highly suggest focusing on the wedding shower, bachelor(ette) parties, or something else!
Another common mistake that happens when wedding planning is not properly setting the budget at the beginning. We totally understand this one – it’s confusing, especially if you’ve never done it before. Additionally, wedding prices have shot up (especially since covid), so your friend who got married in 2019 might not be the most reliable budget-source. Another news flash – Google is incorrect when assuming the average wedding prices. Currently, Google says the average couple spends $30,000 on a wedding. However, this doesn’t take into account the area you’re in, the different levels of vendor services and prices, etc. Most of Daisy + Sun Events’ couples are spending a minimum of $60,000 for their wedding.
We see so many couples that start their wedding planning process with Pinterest. While Pinterest is an amazing tool, most of these photos you’re seeing aren’t from real weddings. They are actually from styled shoots. A styled shoot is essentially a mock-up wedding, usually for getting to explore design ideas and network with other vendors.
We get it – you want to invite everyone to celebrate your love. However, there are multiple issues that come with too big of a guest list. Your budget shoots up, for one! Each additional guest could cost you a couple hundred dollars. For example, we typically recommend about $250+/guest for your budget. Just adding 50 guests can add up to $12,500 to your budget.
Additionally, when you have a large guest list, most couples say that they felt like they didn’t get to see everyone and weren’t even aware of who was there. In our experience, most couples say they wish they would have cut their guest list back a bit.
Whether it be rain, snow, too hot, or smoke, there should always be a weather plan. This isn’t as major for weddings that are occuring indoors, but is vital for those ceremonies or receptions happening outdoors. We’ll be writing a blog about this soon, but we highly suggest checking out this blog for the most popular wedding weather plans!