As a wedding planner, I have seen a lot of weddings ruined just because of a few rookie mistakes. Some of the couples decide to do things their way and end up spoiling the thrill that is supposed to come with the event.

Today we look at some of the ways that weddings get ruined, and how you can change the situation.

Failing to Follow Advice

One of the top mistakes that make weddings fail is the failure to follow advice from those people that have been there before. As a couple, you need to talk to someone that has wedded before and try to get some ideas from them.

Some have been in the same situations as you, and have been able to handle them. Talking to them gives you an idea of what they went through and what you can do to avoid the consequences.

If you don’t trust the advice of friends, then work with a professional that has organized a wedding like yours before. The wedding planner takes time to evaluate your wedding and makes sure you succeed at it.

Trying to Make All the Guests Happy

This day is special for you and your partner. This is a celebration of the fact that you have found someone that you want to spend the rest of your life with. This is not a day for the guests, but for the two of you.

Weddings will bring out all the opinions on every single subject – from the venue to the food you serve to your wedding dress. Trying to make sure everyone is impressed will make it hard for you to achieve your goal of having the best day of your life.

This doesn’t mean that you lose touch of reality or that you ignore all other aspects of the wedding and focus on the two of you. This is your wedding day, and you have only one shot at making the day count.

Remember you never asked for the opinion of 500 people to pick the groom, so you don’t need their opinion when picking your flowers.

Lacking a Budget

One of the issues that make your wedding flop is the lack of a wedding budget. Paying for services and buying items from your pocket without a budget can only end up in disaster.

You need to come up with a budget that matches with the amount of money you can set aside for the wedding. Whatever you do, make sure you have some extra money for emergencies.

When coming up with a budget, it is good to consult and find out what items to include in the budget. You will come up with a list that you will edit time and again until you have the ultimate list.

Not Giving Enough Time to the Whole Event

Do deadlines make you have butterflies? If so, you need to make sure you have enough time to organize everything and buy all the items, get the venue and plan. Even those weddings that have been planned with all the money in the world need to have enough time to handle the tasks.

The ultimate wedding plan starts more than six months before the date. Don’t be in a hurry when planning a wedding; otherwise, you are planning to fail.

Choosing Just Any Venue

One of the highlights of any wedding is the venue. If you don’t nail the venue, you are looking at a flop. A couple postponed the choice of the venue to the last minute, which made the whole wedding go down. I had to step in; I tried and found out what venues were available. Any hesitation would have led to a serious flop.

Micromanaging Everything

You don’t have to control everything on your wedding day, so stop it. Even if you are a control freak, you still have to delegate some tasks and trust those that you delegate to. If you try to micromanage everything, you are planning for a flop.

In Closing

Did you know that you can easily make your wedding fail, miserably? And the truth is that you don’t have to do something huge for it to fail – just a small mistake makes it look as if you did not plan everything right.