Top 5 mistakes couples make when planning a wedding.

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No plan B for bad weather.

You think this one would be a given considering how many weddings are out doors or at scenic locations but apparently not. It is always good to have a backup plan for bad weather that you’ll be happy with. Because standing on the cliff edge in gale force winds watching frail Aunt Beryl trying to stand upright isn’t the way you want to remember your big day.

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Trying to please everyone.

We all want and dream of the perfect wedding but just remember who you’re trying to please and at what cost. I can guarantee others will have forgotten details before your wedding day is over but you’ll remember forever. So maybe the out dated headpiece your mother in law wanted you to wear because she and her mother before her wore them isn’t the right option for you. If you spend all your time trying to please others wants you will soon see what you wanted for the big day at the bottom of the list.

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Not allowing enough time to get ready.

Where does all the time go at weddings? Well I can assure you at least a couple of hrs will go to hair and makeup, and that’s just you.  Allow enough time for all the gals to get ready because no girl wants to say I-Do if not looking on point.

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Too tight a schedule

Following on from the last point time in general goes all too quick for the bride and groom, so plan out the day. A running time can be an asset not a curse and will help you get time with your guests, not to mention to enjoy the day. Speak to the suppliers and see what time line they suggest for each aspect of the wedding. Its way better to be prepared instead of capturing the perfect sunset shot while your guests are yawning waiting 3 hrs for you to arrive.

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Leaving the paperwork till the last minute.

Marriage certificates, change of name, pass ports etc all need to be sorted before the big day and can sometimes take weeks to process. Boring as this stuff is, boy is it important. Get onto this ASAP and just tick it off the list. There is so much better stuff to plan.

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