Weddings are lovely occasions but planning one isn’t always so easy.
This is generally the first time you’ve done it, right? There’s a lot to learn and do to make everything go smoothly.
We like to help. Special Event DJz makes it super simple for you to plan out your music and entertainment for your big day.
Let’s find out the 5 Most Common Wedding-Planning Mistakes Couples Make
Mistake 1: Making Plans Before Setting a Budget
Picking a dress or wedding venue prior to establishing financial parameters is a lot like shopping without glancing at price tags and then strolling up to check out with your fingers crossed. You risk falling for a gown or location that breaks your heart when you realize that to afford it, you’d have to cut your guest list in half—or cancel the honeymoon.
Mistake 2: Planning a Too-Long Party
It’s the event of your lifetime, but it shouldn’t feel like it lasted a lifetime. The industry insiders agree that a five-hour reception is a tip-top of what people can enjoy and still exit laughing. The evening should have a natural end. It should also have a comfortable beginning: Be sure to supply chairs so attendees can sit for the vows (a five-minute ceremony becomes a painful 20-minute wait if you run late).
Mistake 3: Not Supplying Enough Information
No one likes feeling confused, and your guests won’t know the wedding locale the way you do. Offer suggestions of things to do and information on getting around, and if you’re having a destination event or weekend-long celebration, hand out itineraries telling everyone where they need to be and when. Communication is very important for having several venders.
Mistake 4: Micromanaging
Drawing a map for the bus drivers is a great idea. Plotting out bathroom breaks and a second-by-second schedule for your coordinator, waitstaff, and DJ? Not so much. Be clear about what you want, but know that offering trust and creative license to your team produces a better end result for all involved.
Mistake 5: Trying to Please Everyone
Of course, you want your family and friends to have fun, but ultimately it’s your wedding. Worrying too much about what others think of your decisions will take the joy out of the wedding planning process and the focus away from what everyone is really celebrating. As long as there’s enough food, proper temperature control, and plenty of seats, you know your guests are well taken care of. Anything beyond that—colors, dresses, décor, venue—is all about you, so you should find a way to make your planning easier!
How can we help you?
Anyone that books their wedding with us gets access to our free online planning form that literally walks you through each part of your big day: Ceremony, Reception, etc.
Not only does this help with putting your music selections together, but helps you plan out things like:
– Your first dance and when you want to do it
– Parent dances
– Cake cutting
– Bridal party introduction
– And more