• Tish! of Simone Elise

5 Ways to Ruin Your Wedding Planning Experience

Updated: Apr 4, 2018

Listen!!! I am going to give it to you straight... If you are a person whose mother has looked forward to the day she gets to see you walk down the aisle, or you and your cousin have been planning your wedding days since you were teenagers, then you are going to want to be sure you don't ruffle any feathers. Because I am here to tell you, if you happen to do any of the following things on our list, you will hear about it until you finally walk down the aisle and beyond.

Take a look at a few of those things we would like to bring your attention to below:

1. Telling the internet before you tell your family...

I know that every time something happens, the first thing we do is grab our phones. We do! I am guilty too. But something so beautiful as an acceptance to the request of spending the rest of your life with someone is huge!!! It should be shared with your closest family and friends first, before the girl from junior high that you hadn't seen or spoken with personally since the last day of that school year.

2. Not finalizing your guests list before you secure your vendors...

It is truly not that hard. I promise if you get serious about what you can afford and decide if that person is close enough to you in this present time, you can hash out that guests list. I know parents can sometimes play a huge part in this. So if your guests list is growing because of the people they want to invite, you may have to have a heart to heart with them and let them know they may need to pay for those additional chairs, chair covers, forks, plates, invitations, etc. Because if you have to change things at a certain point with your wedding day professionals (contracts have deadlines), that along can be an extreme expense.

3. Having tunnel vision when it comes to colors, attire, food, and so much more...

There are so many other possibilities than those you may have imagined for your day. At least be open to hearing, seeing, and if given the opportunity, experiencing all of them. That way, you know your gave the choice a thought and you don't end up changing something at a later time, which could cost you more money, or wishing on something different that you had.

4. Not communicating with your wedding party...

We should never ever assume that someone knows what we want or need them to do. Nothing is automatic when it comes to emotional events, such as a wedding. You have to tell them what is expected of them at the beginning of requesting they take on that role, up to the end of the reception. If you don't tell them, they won't know!

5. Living in the moment...

Don't forget to take time to take in all that is happening. The many decisions you will have to make, the ideas you will want or have to come up with, all of this is special, though hectic. Enjoy it as best as you can. Delight in every appointment. Because once you walk down the aisle and finish dancing at your reception, you will miss bits and pieces of it.

So, don't make any of these mistakes if you can help it. Our number one thing to avoid from this list would be not living in the moment. All you have is time, and if you waste all of yours simply checking out the many tasks associated with wedding planning, you will regret not enjoying the process when you could.

Until next time...

be sweet & happy planning!


(photo credit: Demarcus Bowser Photography http://www.demarcusbowser.com/ | Dixon's Printing & Design http://www.dixonsprinting.com/ | SimoneElise Events https://www.simoneeliseevents.com/ )

Premier Wedding Planning and Event Studio Owned by Senior Wedding and Event Planner and Event Designer Tish Clay. Simone Elise Events offers Wedding Day Event Management Services, Full Service Wedding Planning Services, and Wedding and Event Design Services for all your Wedding, Social, and Corporate Events.

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