Having your dream wedding is something most people wish for, but planning one is no easy feat. Mistakes are bound to happen while planning your dream wedding, but when it comes to the common challenges that could come up, here are some that you should be aware of and how to prevent or deal with them.
Not Enough Space for Everyone
Maybe you and your partner have made the down payment on a 60-person hall for the 50 people you are inviting to be part of your special moment, but this does not account for the 100 extra guests your mother-in-law is inviting. This means you will likely have an overflow of about 60 extra guests, including those who walk in without an invitation.
To avoid this type of scenario, it is important that you put every other part of the planning on hold until you are sure of your wedding guest list. In fact, the guest list is the most important part of the wedding planning as this is what will determine almost all the other elements of the wedding.
Not Enough Money
It is very possible to blow your budget and even get into debt simply because you want to have a wedding of your dreams. In fact, this happens more often than you would think. In the UK, for example, the average cost of a wedding has risen to over £30,000 as of 2018. With figures like that it is easy to see how people could be getting themselves into debt easily when it comes to their wedding.
Even after doing the math and coming up with an extreme estimate, you will be surprised to discover that your budget just won’t cut it. But that doesn’t mean you should shelve your plans for a dream wedding. Instead, consider ways to effectively plan your dream wedding that won’t involve a skyrocketing cost that is going to end with you in serious debt.
You probably have that one special place you have always dreamed of using as your wedding venue. It could be the banquet hall of your favourite hotel, somewhere special to your relationship or perhaps even just somewhere you have always pictured yourself getting married for some reason.
Choosing a wedding venue is a hugely important task when planning your dream wedding, so it can be quite heartbreaking to discover that the place you have in mind is not available for your chosen date. This can be even more devastating if you have already sent out invitations.
To avoid this sorry situation, make sure you choose and make a down payment on your choice of wedding venue long before your wedding day. In fact, if your preferred venue is a highly sought after location you should conclude arrangements as far in advance as you can, even if the wedding isn’t for months down the line.
Certain parts of the UK are known for having unpredictable weather, and this can break up any event in seconds. Despite the advances in meteorological technology, the weather is, unfortunately, still one of the most difficult things to predict. However, there are steps you can take to avoid bad weather spoiling your special day.
If you intend to have an outdoor wedding, you should definitely consider holding your wedding in the summer. You should also consider investing in sunshades, coverings and other protective awnings to keep your guests shaded from the sun – or as a backup in case, the rain does make an unexpected appearance. The key is in knowing the best time of the year to have a wedding in your area.
Too Much to Do in Very Little Time
When you are planning your dream wedding, it may appear as though you have all the time in the world – that is until a few weeks before the wedding is here, and suddenly you have 100 things still do to. Planning a dream wedding is a complex undertaking that requires a lot of time, commitment and effort.
You will need to make sure that you leave enough time to get everything done that you need do to ensure that you ensure that your wedding goes off without a hitch. The key is to start your planning long in advance. Based on the complexities of your wedding, you should start planning, sending out invites and getting things done up to a year before the wedding date.