Worst Wedding Day Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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Worst Wedding Day Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Weddings are meant to be one of the happiest, most magical days of a person’s life. Unfortunately, weddings tend to be large-scale events pieced together by someone who has limited experience in planning large-scale events. This, in combination with the emotions tied into the event, can be challenging.

Here are some of the most common wedding mistakes and how to avoid them.

Dress Drama

The dress is often one of the highest priority items for a bride-to-be, which can end in a lot of dress-related drama. Brides might have a hard time finding a dress they love or discover that the dress of their dreams doesn’t feel right on their body. Finding bridesmaids dresses that fit the theme and the different body types can be hard for everyone. Differing opinions about how a dress looks can be emotional. Finally, not having the dress ready on time is one of the worst possible things that can happen.

To avoid dress drama, follow these simple guidelines:

Order your dresses 6-9 months in advance to allow time for alterations. If possible, get your bridal gown and bridesmaids dresses from a single location (see Bridesmaid Dresses & Wedding Dresses | Azazie for an example)
Be open to discussion with your bridesmaids and be considerate of their body types and comfort levels. Your bridesmaids are chosen because of their role in your life, not because of how they look.
Be selective in your dress shopping party members. Don’t hesitate to exclude grandma if she tends to be toxic and outspoken.
Buy a dress that fits. Do not buy a dress that’s too small with a plan of losing a lot of weight.

By planning ahead, you’ll avoid one of the most devastating wedding disasters.

Cake Disasters

Did you know that buttercream icing is highly susceptible to warm weather? If you don’t want your cake to melt before you say “I do” you’ll need to have it stored in a refrigerated location. Leave moving the cake to the professionals and have someone in charge of presenting it before the guests are mingling in the area to avoid dropping it.

Hair and Makeup

Hair and makeup can go awry in a hurry, especially if there’s a significant gap between when you get them done and the ceremony. Avoid hair and makeup meltdowns by doing the following:

Always have a hair and makeup trial ahead of time. Feeling frugal? Arrange it for before your engagement photos or party.
Keep an emergency kit of hairspray, curling irons, lipstick, and whatever else you may need for touch-ups throughout the day.
Spend time in a cool area between events.

Always use hairspray and makeup setting spray on your big day.

Photography Issues

Many people make the mistake of allowing a friend to take photos to save money. Unless your friend is a professional photographer with proven results, invest in the extra expense. There are plenty of photography students just starting out that have training and want to build a portfolio. If you’re budget-conscious, look to them first.

Another common photography issue is having guests get in the way of photographers to snap photos on their mobile device. Consider having an unplugged wedding and make an announcement about the photographer and what’s expected of your guests.

Don’t be afraid to set rules and boundaries on your big day. Manage your own expectations and those of your guests and you’ll avoid the tragic mistakes that can ruin your day.

 

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