By Nora Heston Tarte
You’ve planned every step of your nuptials down to the final bow of your first dance routine; but are you headed for a common faux pas? Don’t fret! There’s still time to adjust your game plan before saying “I do.”
- Using your wedding dress as a goal to lose weight. Pre-wedding weight loss is par for the course, but nothing can ruin your wedding day more than feeling like an overstuffed sausage in a too-taut gown.
- Being a copycat. It’s okay to seek inspiration from past affairs, but don’t forget to infuse your own style into the day.
- It’s hard not to go crazy over candelabras and seven-tiered cakes, but going broke over your wedding shouldn’t be an option.
- Keeping the purse strings too tight. Sure you can’t break the budget on everything, but allow yourself to splurge within reason.
- Forgetting the groom. Everyone says it – the bride is the center of attention, but remember, it’s his day, too.
- Drinking too much. Yes, you should enjoy yourself on your big day; and yes, you should remember it, too.
- Letting too many voices in. Your sister, best friend and mother-in-law may all have detailed visions of your special day, but don’t be afraid to remind them that it’s your day, not theirs.
- Ignoring the guests. Yes, the day is about your and your partner’s everlasting love, but your wedding should offer some enjoyment for your guests, as well.
- Being wishy-washy. It can be hard to commit to details, especially when you’re planning a once-in-a-lifetime event, but too much back and forth can cause you to miss out on what you truly want out of your day.
- Forgetting the meaning of your big day. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by red roses and while tulle, but don’t let the details fog the true meaning of marriage.