6 Dumb Mistakes That’ll Tank Your Wedding Day

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6 Dumb Mistakes That’ll Tank Your Wedding Day.

It’s the best day of your life. You’ve waited a lifetime for this. So don’t make these highly common 6 dumb mistakes that will ruin your own wedding day.

Letting People Interfere With Your Plans.

You’re going to hear a lot of advice on your big day. Most will be about preserving your marriage in the long run. But, a lot will be concerning the actual ceremony.

While it’s great to hear other’s suggestions at times, don’t let them deter you from your dream wedding day. You’ve worked hard and planned this carefully-it’s your day!  Unless someone has something constructive to offer in the event of an emergency, don’t feel pressured to change things last-minute.

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Not Keeping Squabbling Guests At Bay.

You probably love your cousins. But what if they don’t have as much love for each other? When designing the guest list, don’t invite conflict. This means any relatives or friends that have less-than-stellar pasts. You end up really just inviting a lot of unwanted drama. That drama will take attention away from you and your big day.

If you must invite people who have issues, such as divorce conflicts or friendships that have gone wrong, keep them separated. Assign different seating and try to avoid any conflict whatsoever.

The last thing you want is an awkward argument over dinner with two people who don’t get along. It’s super distracting.

Forgetting to Double-Check Vendors Often.

Not only should you keep a record of every vendor you’ve hired for your wedding. But, check-in with vendors, such as the DJ and Caterer, often.

It’s disastrous when weddings are double-booked. And you may not get so lucky as to be the one picked for the gig by the Florist. Keep tabs on everyone hired to work your big event, and have backups on standby. Or, you might find yourself scrambling on the day of your wedding to find someone to cook 40lbs of chicken.

Losing Track of Who You’ve Paid

Speaking of wedding vendors, this next common mistake is super important. You shouldn’t forget which vendors you’ve paid in advance, and which you actually owe.

Many businesses allow couples to pay in full prior to their wedding day. Some will allow you to only put down a deposit, and then invoice for the remaining balance. You need to keep a clean record of these payments and deposits. Include all receipts, confirmations, and invoices as well.

This may save you from dealing with unnecessary stress on the day of your wedding. And, avoid uncomfortable situations in front of guests.

Not Plan Your Wedding Day Music…

Unless you’re handing this responsibility over to a professional DJ you trust, don’t make this mistake. It’s easy to forget because you have all the other preparations to make. But your wedding song list is important.

Take the time to decide exactly what music you want to be played at your wedding. Make sure this list goes to whoever is running your music for the event. It’s also wise to make sure the DJ knows the genre of music you want as a backup, just in case there are technical difficulties.

Don’t Forget To Be Happy – it’s your wedding day!

Sure, things can go wrong on the most important day of your life. But despite the setbacks, just don’t forget this vital thing. You need to be happy on your wedding day!

As long as you keep in mind the reason you’re getting married, and remember that mistakes happen, your big day isn’t ruined. If you’re too upset to enjoy yourself, then it will be.

So keep positive, and look forward to the future with your new spouse!

Author: Jasmine

SAHM to one little boy, and wife to a former member of the USMC. I blog about parenting, relationships, brands I love, and product reviews!

21 thoughts on “6 Dumb Mistakes That’ll Tank Your Wedding Day

  1. This brings me back too long ago to admit and we planned our own wedding when I got married. I know this will help engaged people and my nephew will be getting married in October.

  2. Yikes, this would be tough. It makes me glad that I just had a court room wedding. I think a larger wedding would have been too stressful for me.

  3. Gosh, I wished my friend has read this before. It’s really sad when something goes wrong.

  4. Wow, couples that are planning already should read this. It will happen just once so it should be perfect.

  5. These are all true, especially forgetting to be happy! I know so many brides who stress over every last detail that when the wedding came, they forgot to feel the joy and happiness in it!

  6. My wedding day was completely taken over by my mom and quite frankly I was ok with it. I didn’t want a big wedding, she insisted so I let her do it. I just showed up lol (SERIOUSLY) and it was still stressful!

  7. This list is somewhat exhausting. I will add that you should try as much as possible to remain calm, smile and as earlier mentioned, enjoy your big day

  8. People who are about to get married should read this post. I’m sure nobody wants to ever ruin their special day unless it’s a serious matter. Then again, confrontations should be reserved outside the event.

  9. My wedding was so beautiful but everything was simple and in small with few people that we love. Andwe were happy and enjoyed it a lot!

  10. These are all great suggestions. I let people interfere with mine more than I would have liked. We didn’t have the wedding I would have opted for.

  11. These are all things you sure wouldn’t want to forget. Planning a wedding is hard enough. I’d hate to have forgotten anything.

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