Wedding Mistakes to Avoid

There are some wedding mistakes that can absolutely be avoided because they’re under your control.

I like to be in control. This is something that I’ve learnt during my wedding planning process. There are wedding mistakes that can’t be avoided, like the weather, but there are also wedding mistakes that you can be in control of.

Your wedding is going to be one of the most exciting, magical, and stressful times of your entire life. You want everything to be perfect (what bride doesn’t?!), but it’s unlikely that everything will be perfect. On the day, half of the mistakes that happen won’t be noticed. If you’re organised enough, there are some things that won’t go wrong because you won’t let them. Let’s see what I’m talking about. 

 

Choosing The Wrong Dress

As a bride you get to pick your wedding dress. Yay! However, this can be a daunting task. There are so many BEAUTIFUL gowns out there, but what style do you want?! It’s one of the most exhausting and exciting tasks. It’ll take a long time, and it’ll be very stressful. But when you find the perfect dress, it’s all worth it.

When choosing your dress, always remember your budget and don’t feel forced to buy a dress that you know you don’t like. You have to wear it all day so you have to be happy. And you also need to be able to sit down in it….

 

Booking Without A Guest List

I’ve said this over and over again. This will be my biggest piece of wedding advice to anyone ever. You need to figure out your numbers. It doesn’t need to be specific. And you don’t suddenly have to produce a table plan before the invites have even gone out.

But if you haven’t got even a vague idea of how many guests you’re having, then don’t think about booking a wedding venue, caterers, or anything else. If you book without knowing how many guests you have, then the chances are you’ll either overspend or book something that doesn’t accommodate everyone. This is a huge wedding mistake on the wedding mistakes list. 

 

Ignoring Your Budget

You may want to get married in El Salvador and have your reception at Courtyard San Salvador. But if your budget won’t accommodate this, then it’s not possible. Similarly, you can’t spend too much on flowers, your dress, or anything else.

However, being on a budget doesn’t mean that you can’t have a beautiful wedding. It just means that you need to come up with a few ideas to cut costs without sacrificing the things you really want. DIY what you can. You don’t need an ice cream van, or a formal sit down meal. Invite less people (do you really need your aunty’s Grandma’s sister there?) and have an informal hog roast that everyone will love. 

 

Not Planning Enough Time

You’re inevitably going to be nervous on your wedding day, but, generally, it should be as relaxed as you can make it. Unfortunately, it’s pretty difficult to relax when you have to rush, because you didn’t give yourself enough time to get ready, eat, have pictures taken, or whatever else. It’s vital that you think about your wedding day schedule carefully, and make sure that you’ve allotted enough time to do everything.

 

Ignoring Your Guests

Your wedding day is all about you, but your guests are important too. If you don’t make time to speak to them and thank them for attending, then they might feel as though you don’t care. If you don’t want to greet guests after the ceremony, then make sure you make the rounds at the reception and speak to every table. You should also remember to send thank you notes to all who attended as soon as you can.

 

No wedding is ever completely perfect, but if you avoid making the mistakes mentioned above, yours could get pretty close!

Choosing your wedding jewellery

If you’ve found this post, you might be getting married yourself and want some advice on choosing your wedding jewellery.

I know that when I’ve looked at a bride in the past, I focus on her dress and not much else, but there are so many decisions and accessories that have been thought about to complement the dress. I didn’t realise this until I became engaged myself and went to my dress fitting. Once you’ve chosen the dress, there’s then the veil and headpiece decision, the underwear decision (will the bra you’ve bought show over the top of the dress neckline?), the shoes decision (height, style, colour, material) and finally, choosing your wedding jewellery.

The decisions seem to be endless, and everything has to tie in together. The veil can’t be cream with a pure white dress. You can’t have silver crystals in your dress and rose gold crystals in your shoes. This makes finding your accessories so much harder than you thought it was going to be. This post should help you when choosing your wedding jewellery on what to go for and how to style it.

 

Bold and Beautiful

Some brides don’t want any accessories to detract from the dress, but what they don’t see is that they can accent it more. If you have a plunging or a sweetheart neckline, you can absolutely get away with a slightly bolder necklace that will fill the space below your neck perfectly.

If your dress has a low back, you can get some beautiful necklaces from somewhere like Lace and Favour that hang behind you rather than in front. Don’t forget that when you’re getting married, the back of you is what the congregation will see most!

 

Jewellery box from Lace and Favour

 

Classy and Simple

Simple jewellery always works well with a detailed dress or a plain one. Whether you’re wearing satin, lace, chiffon, and whether it’s fishtail, boho or princess, simple jewellery will set your dress off perfectly.

This beautiful set from Lace and Favour is the perfect jewellery for any shape and style of dress. It also comes in rose gold and gold if silver isn’t in your colour scheme.

 

Lace and Favour Belmont Crystal earrings and necklace set

 

Casual and Boho Wedding Jewellery

Nowadays, more and more brides are choosing to do a wedding on a tighter budget, doing a lot themselves, crafting small items and taking a more informal approach. Your wedding jewellery should demonstrate this too.

You can choose beautiful foot jewellery instead of shoes if you’re having a destination beach wedding. You can have art deco or vintage jewellery to match the boho 20s feel. Choose fun jewellery that isn’t so formal. You might go for a necklace with a coloured, statement flower on it rather than sticking to silver or gold.

 

Silver, Gold or Something else?

When it comes to choosing your wedding jewellery, you need to think about what suits other people. My bridesmaid dresses have a small jewelled silver detail on the shoulders, so it wouldn’t make sense for them to have a touch of silver, and then me to have gold.

Think about the day as a whole. What colour flowers are you having, and will gold or silver go better with those? For me, there was no option other than silver. It’s always been my favourite jewellery colour and it’s possibly the most popular.

 

It really is these little details that make a big difference on your day. Not only will you look amazing, but you’ll also feel it which is almost more important.

 

*Thank you so much to Lace and Favour for gifting me the beautiful earring and necklace set pictured above for my big day. I can’t wait to wear them!