Planning a wedding, aside from the euphoric excitement, can be stressful and time-consuming. Choosing the best vendors, consideration of small details, and organizing it all is no easy feat. I planned my New York City wedding in just three months, back in 2008, and though it was beautiful, there are some things I would have done differently, in hindsight.
I was one of those do-it-yourself brides that had my hand in almost every element of the wedding, and felt anxiety when trusting others to do things. I made my own bouquet, assembled the guest favors, hand-beaded dozens of crystal strands that hung from the ceiling, and so much more. I even wrote most of the wedding ceremony! (that was before I had even considered becoming a wedding officiant) Ha! I was so heavily involved in all of the details that it was difficult for me to just sit back, relax, and enjoy the moment on my wedding day…my mind was racing the entire time!
So, from my own experience, I would say that one of the biggest mistakes in planning a wedding ceremony is attempting to do everything, yourself. Hire people, accept help, and enjoy the day!
Thumbtack recently polled their network of wedding officiants on the biggest ceremony planning mistakes couples make, and the feedback was included in a pretty insightful blog post. Check it out! Thumbtack presents the 12 biggest ceremony planning mistakes and expert advice on making your ceremony RAD