5 Common Wedding Mistakes to Avoid

There are so many little things that could go wrong on your big day; some with a good planner are fixable, from a stain or a tear in the wedding dress to problems with the sound system or a late photographer, and other more frequent mistakes that aren’t so easily fixable.

In order to have the wedding of your dreams, here are some of the things to avoid:




One of the biggest mistakes that usually happen at weddings is when the bride, or the mother of the bride, doesn’t relax on the big day. This is your day and it’s going to be amazing! Even if something is bound to go wrong, you carefully chose who’ll work for you on your wedding and planned every little detail with them so let them do their jobs. The guests came to see you happy and not stressed so enjoy your day.


Bad Decisions

During the first few weeks of planning couples tend to spend too much money without thinking due to excitement. They start hiring a photographer and paying for the venue even before meeting with wedding planners who might have better options and recommendations. To avoid this, don’t make important decisions or concrete plans until you’ve finalized your budget, guest count and wedding planner. This will help you stay on track and avoid making costly mistakes.


Be Yourself

Many brides depend on Pinterest or copy other weddings when planning their own. Blogs and other weddings are great for inspiration; but when you take the time to think about what you want in your wedding and what it needs, it will make it unique and unforgettable that you’ll be proud of it.

Your wedding is a representation of who you are as a couple. Don’t worry what the guests will think or what your parents want rather than what you want because you can’t please everybody and one day you might regret not doing what you wanted.


Dress Distress

Another big mistake is buying a wedding dress two sizes smaller in the hopes of losing weight before the big day. If you end up not losing that weight, you’ll end up without a dress and will feel worse for not losing the weight. Instead, buy the dress in your size and if you do lose weight you can always alter it to your new measurements.


Reality Check

It’s good to have high expectations but don’t be unreasonable. Have realistic expectations of what you want your wedding to be like. Don’t obsess over the little details instead of the big picture, the things that will make the wedding memorable and enjoyable for you, your family and friends. Your wedding should be about having the best time with those closest to you and sharing your happiness.


By: Allaa Farrag