These never happen, so you should be fine.
Said no mother or wedding planner or bridal boutique EVER.
We are not in the business of scaring or scarring, we want to be helpful. So heads up darlings!
These are the mistakes that can get you in trouble on the day you want to be happiest.
Mistake 1: You Don't Put Yourself First
We're taught humility, and that is a good thing. But this is not the day to put everyone else's wishes above your own. Check out BT Owner, Kelly Shumate's thoughts on this from the perspective of buying a gown. There are lots of voices, but there is only one you.
If food is your bag, talk to foodies.
If you love the outdoors, choose a place that is gorgeous and meaningful.
If you want to wear a ball gown and not your grandma's veil, use your voice.
Prioritize! You'll be glad you did, but more importantly, respectfully as for what you need and from whom and make it your day.
Mistake 2: You Don't Take Care of Your Guests
If you've invited an enormous set of folks in various groups - friends, family, coworkers, etc. - to come to your wedding, then you need to make sure that you show them that you SEE them and care. They marked off the day, got a sitter, bought a dress or new shoes, drove, flew, whatever. But they did it because they love you and want to see you get married. Treat them with love and if there is a budget, show that love with little goodies at the hotel or reception or in your Thank You notes.
Mistake 3: You Decide you can do it all Yourself
No one is doubting that you are formidable. But wedding planning is a professional undertaking, especially if you are doing more than an intimate affair. Consider hiring a planner to guide you through all the stages, even if you can pull off the execution yourself with the help of your maid or matron of honor.
We'll continue this instructive lesson in another blog! In the meantime, get organized and lean on those you trust.