November 20

Common Wedding Planning Mistakes

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Today we have Wedding Paper Divas style & trend expert, Amber Harrison on our wedding blog interviewing two amazing, expert wedding professionals. Celebrity stylist Mindy Weiss, and the President of Tracy Taylor Ward Design talk with Amber about common wedding planning mistakes to avoid. Amber is our resident authority on the latest wedding trends and etiquette guidelines. She combines tradition, personal style and the hottest trends to help each couple celebrate their unique love story on their big day.

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Weddings are an emotional, action-packed and fun-filled day that can also be filled with some unexpected moments. We have some of the best wedding planners in the world with us today to talk about some of those unexpected moments and what to do when they happen.

Mindy says…

A big mistake that a lot of couples make is actually signing a contract with a hotel which includes food and beverage before they’ve even talked about the budget. A lot of times they come in and their entire budget has been used just for the hotel. You know what that means, no flowers!

Tracy says…

A common blunder that brides make is forgetting about the littlest details. If you don’t have a wedding planner to help you with this, right before you walk down the aisle, make sure you double check that the best man actually has the wedding rings.

Mindy says…

Another big mistake that a lot of couples make is when they make their guest list they assume that a lot of the guests won’t come, they’re going to come and you may run out of room in the ball room.

Tracy says…

No matter how much planning you do something unexpected is always bound to happen and it’s how you recover from that situation that says the most about you. So here’s some advice, if anyone says something to you that rubs you the wrong way or if you see anything that happens that doesn’t make you feel good, don’t react to it. Just smile and keep on keeping on. Because it’s how much fun you’re having that your guests will remember and that will result in them having the time of their lives.

Just remember that things happen. What’s important is to move passed them and soak in every moment of this magical day.

  • Watch out when signing contracts 
  • Don’t forget about the littlest details 
  • Don’t assume that guests won’t come 
  • Your reaction says it all 

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