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Not choosing the dress YOU love and feel the best in is one of the BIGGEST mistakes brides make. Many brides say they regret not choosing the dress they loved because they were trying to please family and the bridal party. Instead of listening to their own gut feeling and inner voice on what they felt the best in and truly loved. Always remember it’s YOUR day, not theirs! It’s nice to ask and hear the input on what they think, but go with what you feel is best for you! It’s an old saying, “A HAPPY bride, Is the most BEAUTIFUL bride!”
Not Hiring a wedding coordinator might even be the biggest mistake to be made. Having one is so important! Just imagine you and your family enjoying your wedding day instead of worrying about where everything needs to be and who needs to be where at what time etc., and the stress that brings. Coordinators will handle all of that and more and be on top of it. It also doesn’t put pressure on other vendors to do that job so they can focus on why they were hired to be there in the first place to give you the best of their service.
Not Planning a backup plan if it’s an outdoor wedding and making sure the venue has a perfect indoor backup plan is a recipe for disaster! Always make sure that you would be happy with the venue’s indoor backup plan just in case Mother Nature has other plans for you on your big day. There is nothing worse than having a venue with only a beautiful outdoor setting, and you get rained out only for them not to have just as impressive an indoor setting. You do not want to be upset your day didn’t turn out even close to what you imagined. Trust me, I have seen brides devastated by this situation. Do not let it happen to you!
Not planning enough time for your wedding photos/video or planning them around amazing times like golden hour can leave you wishing you did not make this mistake. You don’t want to look back and not have all the family photos/video or bride and groom/wedding couple shots you were hoping for because you didn’t plan enough time for all the different grouping of photos and video. Later in life, it’s all you will have to look back on the wedding day. So I can’t stress enough the importance of it.
Not spending most of your budget on the most important parts of your wedding will make you remember your special day. Like the immaculate venue you always wanted, that dream dress you’ve visioned yourself in since a child, a skilled media team you connect with for photo and video, also the amazing floral arrangements, and a great wedding coordinator. Don’t short-change yourself on those items. Choose to spend less on the items that aren’t as important that you could live without or look back on, and it made no major difference on the day. Always spend more of your budget on the IMPORTANT items that will help create memories to last a lifetime.
Not having a first look might not seem like anything big. BUT! Ask any couple that has had one. Most will tell you it was one of their favorite memory of the wedding day. It’s a special and personal moment for them to see each other briefly during the stress a wedding can bring. This moment brings a sense of calmness and peace to the couple. Having that alone time before going back to the rest of the wedding day can be priceless. Not only should you have a first look with the wedding couple. It would help if you also had a father and daughter first look when she gets ready and has her wedding dress on. It’s pure magic, and every bride has thanked my wife, the photographer, for pushing them to do it!
Bella Grey Photography
Orlando Wedding and Portrait Photography
ORLANDO FLORIDA WEDDING & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS
Jan 17, 2022
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