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Who knew there were so many mistakes that brides can make for their wedding day? Well, apparently the experts knew and our job at BT is to share, educate and encourage. We are on Part 5 (FIVE!) of this series and we hope you ladies out there are taking notes and considering what will and won't work for you.
So here goes! Links to the blogs for Parts 1 through 4 are at the end if you're "playing catch up."
Mistake 21: Too Much Invitation
You've heard of too much information? Well this is similar. Keep the invitation clean, clever and celebratory. Don't overstuff the envelope with extras like hotel info, places in the area to visit, maps, and other registry details on separate pieces of paper. Don't turn it into junk mail. YOU'RE BETTER THAN THAT! And people lose stuff.
Send out extraneous details via email with links so that guests can pull it up on their smartphones or print out what they need on their own.
Mistake 22: You Don't Let Little Things Go
From the moment you start planning until you've left for your honeymoon, you need to remember that you're hosting a celebration. You may have 20 people or 250, but they are guests and the goal is to celebrate your marriage vows and have a great time. If one thing doesn't go off as planned, LET - IT - GO.
Mistake 23: You Don't Set Parental Boundaries
Whether it's your parents or your future in-laws, speak up earlier rather than later about conflicts with planning, style, overstepping, etc. Vent (angrily if you want) to a pal first, but show that you really are truly grateful when it's time to chat with parents about what's bothering you. They will understand and your firm-but-kind delivery of feelings will make all the difference.
Mistake 24: You Forget About Your Brows
Perhaps you've hired someone to do your makeup or asked a skilled friend, but if you don't take care of the thing that frames your face, you'll wish you had. For those who don't normally care about their eyebrows, about a month before your wedding day, visit an aesthetician for waxing and shaping. This will give you time to see what you like. A week out from your wedding, have them done so that any redness can subside.
Mistake 25: You Draw Attention to Eyesores
If there is an alley, an exit sign, a set of trash cans or a parking area that is not so pretty around your venue, don't doll it up in an effort to disguise it. Draw the eyes of your guests elsewhere. Half the time they aren't looking anyway, and just want to focus on you.