Did you know that, according to Weddingstats.org and PRWeb, the average 2012 wedding cost $26,951? Weddings are a huge financial and emotional investment, and mistakes during wedding planning can haunt you for the rest of your life. Avoid the following pitfalls when making arrangements for your big day.
Hoping for the Best
According to CNN, average wedding ceremonies and receptions accommodate approximately 140 guests. With so many guests, and an even greater number of preparations, some things are likely to stray from the original plan. Grooms and brides, however, can limit unpredictability with thorough and careful planning.
For example, a staggering number of couples plan outdoor weddings without a back-up plan. That can be a grave mistake. Even small amounts of rain can leave chairs and decorations soggy and wet hours after the fact. Need a simple solution? Consider wedding tent rentals for backyard, garden, and beach weddings, and enjoy the outdoors without worrying about unpredictable weather.
The average wedding dress alone costs $1,211, according to CNN. Don’t add extra clean-up to wedding expenses. Guests may be dear to your heart, but they’re also very real people who are not likely to leave their plates and place settings spotless and crumb-free. Add an elegant flourish to your wedding and guarantee a quick and easy clean-up with table linen rentals. Ask local companies about linen rentals for weddings. Many also offer napkins, table runners, chair covers, and sashes. Linens are a simple way to add class to inexpensive chairs.
One of the biggest and most common planning mistakes, according to The Knot, is getting ahead of yourself. The very first step, or one of the first few, should be the guest list. Adding extra guests last-minute will only tack on extra costs and possibly leave holes in your planning. Did you remember to account for an extra seat? An extra meal? What about an extra favor? Save yourself headaches by writing a guest list and sticking to it.
Brides and grooms-to-be spend months — sometimes even years — dreaming about the perfect wedding. Keep things stress-free by renting a tent for outdoor weddings, choosing elegant table linen rentals, and sticking to your guest list.