As joyous an occasion as they tend to be, weddings are some of the most stressful events to plan. We’ve all heard stories of brides going absolutely crazy and grooms wishing they had never proposed in the first place (‘Bridezilla’ is a common term used to describe this phenomenon). If you want your Kent wedding to go smoothly, there are some basic mistakes you need to avoid. Here are a few of the most common mistakes people make when planning weddings in Kent as witnessed by wedding photographer Lovepear.
Having Just The Money For Your Fixed Budget.
Yes, it is important to have a budget and yes, it is equally as important to stick to it. But if your wedding budget is £15,000, there is no rule that says you should only have that £15,000 at hand. In fact, having just that £15,000 is a mistake. Anyone who has ever planned a wedding will tell you that ‘things come up’. Things that need more money. Have a buffer fund ready.
Not Booking Service Providers Well In Advance.
These include caterers, wedding photographers and everyone else you would want as supporting cast on your big day. The best wedding service providers are constantly busy. Some have a waiting period of about a year. You need to book who you want well in advance to avoid having to ‘settle’.
Not Getting A Wedding Planner.
Trust us on this one, you need to get a wedding planner. Planning weddings in Kent is one of the most stressful ventures anyone can take on. Just trust the professionals to do it for you. Your wedding planner is someone who will successfully get wedding photographers, caterers and other vendors in order. They will plan ahead and ensure that nothing is left to the last minute.
Many a bride try so desperately to fit into their wedding dress two sizes too small a month before their big day. This means crash dieting which leads to constant irritability, horrid looking skin and more often than not, ultimate failure. If you do not fit into your dress well, there is nothing Kent wedding photography services can do for you. Wedding photographers only work with what you give them. Of course there is airbrushing and all that, but even you will agree that you need to look naturally good in your wedding dress. Start dieting well in advance if you plan to wear a dress that is way to small for your current size (at least six months in advance of the wedding date.)
Don’t be rigid about the decor; have back-up plans to your back-up plans and for the love of all that is joyous and beautiful, make sure that the groom and bride is on board with all this! There is nothing as bad as being left standing alone at the altar on your big day!