Avoid the Most Common Mistakes

Great advice is timeless and this article from 2015 has gives 6 common mistakes you’ll want to avoid. Get expert advice from people who know weddings and how to save you time and money.  A common theme in the article is the desire of wedding pros to help you.  The more information they have, the better they can help you make informed choices.


Most Common Wedding Planning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Originally published on September 25, 2015 by Michelle Garibay for the The Southern California Bride

1. Not Staying Organized and Wrapping Up the Details Soon Enough

If you are all about the personal décor details, then plan to dive in early in the process to get a jump-start on ordering and purchasing. Waiting until the end of the planning process (meaning 2-3 months prior) is just a recipe for unnecessary stress. Stay organized, on track and keep your sanity with a planning program.  Read More

2. The Triple D – DIY Day of Disasters

DIY touches can be great when it adds meaningful, personal detail to your special day – and when it is done within reason. And when I am talking about “DIY,” I’m not talking about doing your own centerpieces to cut costs (that is another article altogether).  I am referring to small personal details that crafty couples want to contribute that bring meaning and personality to their event). Often times, these projects only create only stress and ends up costing MORE when not thought through. Read More

3. Not Hiring Wedding Professionals That Are YOUR Perfect Fit!

It is SO important to hire pros that are the right fit for you AND your budget – but not just based on price alone and not based on your sister’s/BFF’s/cousin’s wedding.  You may have different priorities and needs so you should take the time to select those who fit what YOU are looking for. Read More

4. Assumptions and Expectations


See the expanded advice and the full article and make sure you avoid mistakes made by most uninformed couples – Most Common Wedding Planning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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