When it comes to a wedding, there is always the possibility that something will go wrong and there is nothing you can do about. But what about all of those easily avoidable mistakes that just go back to planning? Here are a few planning mistakes to avoid so your big day can go as smoothly as possible.
- Don’t forget the marriage license – Depending on the state you are getting married in, there are various laws that govern when you can get the marriage license, how long you have to submit it, and who is allowed to officiate and sign the license. Do your research and don’t be afraid to ask questions.
- Waiting too long to book a venue – In most cases, the wedding date basically depends on the venue. If the date is the most important thing to you, start searching for a venue now.
- Inviting too many people – If you want your wedding to stay on budget, the key is to limit the guest list. Don’t over invite expecting a certain amount to accept. It’s better to invite too few and add more people later.
- Hiring friends instead of professionals – If you have friends who can bake a cake, come up with a good playlist, or take nice photos, that’s fine for other occasions. On your wedding day, you want to hire a professional wedding DJ, photographer, and baker.