Don’t fall victim to these NUPTIAL NO-NOS!

by Inspirations For Weddings Magazine

Posted on May 11, 2018 at 09:58 AM


EXCITEMENT, NERVES, AND EXHAUSTION are all par for the course when planning your wedding, and no one will fault you if a couple of things slip your mind. But for the major factors you don’t want to mess up, check out this list of all-too-common boo boos that can land your happy day in some hot water.

BUDGET? WHAT BUDGET? YOLO! You’re playing a dangerous game if you think this once-in-a-lifetime event is worth getting into some serious debt over. After all, there is a tomorrow after that happily-ever after moment. To manage expenses better, planning your budget allocations is the way to go. From there, you can determine what parts you will allow a little more flexibility with.

A MAJOR MAKEOVER SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD IDEA... IN THEORY. Yeah, you’ve been busy working while planning a wedding. For the sake of practicality, why not just avail of a full beauty overhaul right before the big day? Well, getting a haircut, hair color, spray tan, and the like could mean not having enough time to let a salon/spa fail properly grow out or fade in time for that walk down the aisle. The last of your major beauty prep should be done about a month in advance.

YOU WERE TOO SHY TO SAY THAT THE WEDDING CLOTHES DIDN’T FIT RIGHT DURING THE FIRST FITTING. It’s easy to shrug it off and assume that it’s just the lining anyway. However, bear in mind that it can take longer to go back and adjust, especially when your clothes are near completion. Don’t be afraid to voice out your thoughts at every step of the way, but do it politely and be concise.


NEGLECTING PARKING WHEN YOU PICK OUT YOUR VENUES. Read: HASSLE. Early as they leave for the wedding, your guests can and will show up late if they can’t find a nearby parking space. And if they have to park too far away, they’ll get to your celebration stressed out rather than chill. Ask about designated parking spaces during the occular inspection, as well as the possibility of parking validation to save your guests time and money.

YOU’RE PLANNING TO PULL A LATE NIGHT BEFORE THE WEDDING. On your last day as a single man or woman, it is understandable that you may be tempted to go out with a bang. All eyes will be on you the next day, however, so make sure to put in enough time for your beauty rest. Brides, it will take longer on the makeup chair to deal with puffy, sleep-starved skin. Grooms, how are you even going to hide it?

LET THE LECHON IN! A few well-meaning guests want to smuggle in the celebratory lechon or a few bottles of wine, but you didn’t get to ask the venue about it. If management is strict on corkage policy, then you are in for a hefty penalty. Furthermore, some venues will charge corkage by the bottle. Don’t take that for granted and assume that a little sweet talking is enough. If possible, have it in writing.

THE WEDDING HASHTAG IS WAY TOO COMPLICATED. The goal of the official event hashtag is to mark specific posts for the sake of compiling them together. For it to be effective, it has to be unique, catchy, and easy to remember. That said, something like #MarkAndJessicaTogetherFiveEver might not be the most practical. Instead, try a trendy portmanteau and/or include the year to make it more distinct. That first example can be shortened to something like #MARKedByJESS2018 for something short, sweet, and witty.


THE MENU LACKS ENTRÉE OPTIONS. While serving up roast beef, pork loin, and shepherd’s pie sounds like a delicious idea, your meal menu isn’t exactly friendly to the more health-conscious guests. And the label doesn’t just pertain to gym-buff buddies. Some loved ones might have dietary restrictions and it would be insensitive to relegate them to a tiny salad bar. Diversify the dish list with sumptuous fish and vegetable picks so that you can be more inclusive.

RELYING ON ORAL AGREEMENTS. Not having the plans in writing is a disaster waiting to happen! There are more than a few horror stories of weddings going wrong because the supplier failed to deliver. When the time comes for mediation, a client that doesn’t have any solid proof apart from a few text messages will have a harder time sorting things out.

IT SEEMS SUNNY ENOUGH... Summer rains and sun-showers happen. Best to be the cautious optimist in this case and discuss with your coordinator and venue rep a backup plan just in case it drizzles. They are likely to recommend tents or an alternate room you can quickly move to just in case. It also doesn’t hurt to ask if the venue has umbrellas they can lend in case it starts to pour.

YOU FORGET TO SAY ‘THANK YOU’. After the celebration, it is easy for this task to slip your mind in the excitement of setting up a new home. At the very least, send a message or make a call to let guests know that you appreciate the gesture. If you want to go the traditional route, a handwritten note is the formal way to say thanks.


A ‘WOE’rry-free Wedding: Need we say more? Okay, we will! Here are more common wedding mistakes you’ll be glad to dodge:

IN AN ATTEMPT TO KEEP THE WEDDING SHOES IN MINT CONDITION, YOU DIDN’T BREAK THEM IN. You can’t exactly dance the night away when the callouses start forming. Familiarize yourself with your shoes! Add insoles and inserts for a little more hidden comfort.

YOU WENT ON A LAST MINUTE BEACH TRIP AFTER THE MAKEUP TRIAL, AND YOU ARE LOOKING VERY, VERY TAN. In an attempt to de-stress, you’ve gotten distressed! This means a change in foundation shade and possibly a change in the color palette altogether. And if you want the look to be perfect, you’ll need to notify your makeup artist in advance so that adjustments can be made accordingly.

THE BRIDAL REGISTRY? YOU PICKED THE CHICEST, MOST OBSCURE BOUTIQUE IN TOWN! Make room for guests with various budgets. Having two registries (one for big ticket items and another for the more standard stuff) means giving your loved ones more gifting options as well as a pick of which location is more convenient for them to visit.



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