7 Common Errors Bride Make When Planning Their Wedding

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Any bride who has spent even just a little time wedding planning knows it takes an enormous amount of organization.  Since this is most likely your first time, it’s easier than you’d think to fall prey to wedding pitfalls.

Here are 7 Common Errors Brides Make When Planning Their Wedding.  I have more, to share in future posts, but let’s start with these.

  • FIRST & FOREMOST:  When reaching out to connect with a vendor, they need your wedding date (to make sure they are available) and the more information about your wedding day you give them, the better they are to provide the best information possible   Emails that read “pricing and packages please” will typically NOT get a great response.
  • BEWARE of LOW, LOW Prices.  Pricing is necessary to make sure that you can stay within your budget, but beware of vendors with LOW pricing.  It’s a red flag that their service may lack the experience and qualifications to do the job you want.  I say this especially concerning photographers and videographers, because these images will be all you have 20 years down the road.  (By the way, all wedding professionals who are LISTED on BrideStLouis.com are vetted.  That means NO STRESS for you, as you can depend on our vendors to provide a quality product.)
  • Your wedding vendors have probably done thousands of weddings combined. And they know what works and what doesn’t.  Listen to them.  Let them do the job you have hired them to do.  They have years of experience, at many different types of venues, and they really want to do the very best job for you.
  • BEWARE of LOW, LOW Prices.  Pricing is necessary to make sure that you can stay within your budget, but beware of vendors with LOW pricing.  It’s a red flag that their service may lack the experience and qualifications to do the job you want.  I say this especially concerning photographers and videographers, because these images will be all you have 20 years down the road.  (By the way, all wedding professionals who are LISTED on BrideStLouis.com are vetted.  That means NO STRESS for you, as you can depend on our vendors to provide a quality product.)
  • Dance Floor lights will RUIN your photos!  If you don’t mind everything having a purple “glow” use those purple up-lights!  Choose lighting based on color that are going to photograph well.  A dark reception is great for setting the mood for a dance party, but if you keep it brighter, the pictures will turn out much, much better.
  • You can’t do a hair and makeup trial without a dress.  Trial runs should be booked after you have your wedding dress.
  • You don’t need the photographer there until the very end!  You are wasting money.   After an hour of dancing, it’s all the same.  There is one exception, and that is if you are having a grand exit with sparklers or glow sticks.