Just Engaged? Avoid These 4 Mistakes Every Bride Makes.

Congrats, your prince charming just popped the big question, and you are ready to start planning your dream wedding! We’re sure you have a lot running through your mind and are wondering where you should even begin. Before diving blindly in, keep reading below to learn what mistakes people in your shoes made when planning their big day and how you can avoid making them too.

1.Doing Everything Yourself

It is your special day, however, that does not mean you have to plan it all by yourself. Hire a wedding planner! While you may be the most detail-oriented, super-star planner out there, having someone who has been through the process a million times can take a lot of unnecessary stress off of you. If a full-time planner is not in your budget, consider hiring one just for the week or even day of the wedding. Leave all the last minute communication and wedding day crises to them so you can focus on simply cherishing the moment.

2. Saying Yes to the Dress too Early

A dream wedding needs a dream dress, just don’t get too far ahead of yourself. A lot of factors should go into picking out the perfect dress. The biggest one, venue. A dress for an outdoor farm wedding is going to be a little different than a dress designed for a grand ballroom. You don’t want your fancy, long train being ruined by a little grass or mud. Because of this, hold off until you have the venue picked out. Another common dress mistake is sacrificing comfort. Your wedding day is going to be long and you’ll probably wish you thought of comfort a little bit more when you’re posing for the millionth picture or getting jiggy on the dance floor.

3. Not Being Selfish

Have we mentioned, it’s your big day? Family and friends opinions definitely matter, but ultimately this day is about celebrating your love as a couple and should represent the things that matter most to you. Trying to please everyone is impossible. It is okay to be a little selfish! At the very beginning of the wedding process, sit down with your partner and make a list of the things that are most important to both of you. When challenging decisions pop up (and they will), take a look back at it and see if you’re decision and what people are telling you to do aligns with your priorities.

4. Not Taking Time to Enjoy the Process

With all the planning that goes into a wedding, it can be hard to slow down and take the time to enjoy everything that is happening. However, this is a once in a lifetime celebration so try not to get too caught up in worrying about all the tiny details. No one is going to remember or probably even know if your invitations don’t come out exactly the way you wanted, if your flowers are a slightly different color tone than you planned, or if your father-in-law’s speech goes off script. In the end, you are marrying the love of your life, so don’t sweat the small stuff and actually enjoy yourself!