Every bride-to-be wants her wedding to be perfect! So don’t let yourself make one or more of these common wedding weekend planning mistakes!
Wedding Weekend Planning Mistake #1 –
Taking on too many last-minute tasks.
Your wedding weekend is finally here.
And with tons of family and friends coming into town for your wedding, you feel super stressed out to make sure everything is perfect.
But don’t let yourself make the wedding weekend planning mistake of taking on too many last-minute tasks.
While going the DIY route can definitely save you money, get as many of those tasks done before your wedding weekend. That includes putting together wedding guest favors and decorations.
And if there is truly something that needs to be done the day before or the day of your wedding, enlist a friend or family member for help.
They are all there because they love you and want to celebrate your wedding with you. Surely they will be more than happy to lend a helping hand.
Lastly, the only one that will know if an extra DIY flower arrangement is missing is you. So please don’t stress about the small things and take the time to enjoy your wedding weekend!
Wedding Weekend Planning Mistake #2 –
Planning too many events for your wedding weekend.
You want to spend as much time with your guests as possible and have a ton of fun events planned for them. I totally get that.
Planning too many mandatory events is a total wedding weekend planning mistake.
Especially for your out-of-town guests who have already traveled long distances to get to your wedding destination. Adding a ton of mandatory wedding weekend events to their plate will make it costly and exhausting.
And if there’s one thing you want is to show your wedding guests how much you appreciate them and not run their batteries down.
The solution: make lots of events optional.
That way guests don’t feel obligated to make it to all of your wedding weekend events, but those who enjoy the hustle and bustle can take advantage of a fun-filled itinerary.
Wedding Weekend Planning Mistake #3 –
Not planning enough events during your wedding weekend.
On the other hand, there is the wedding weekend planning mistake of not planning enough events for your wedding guests.
Your guests arrived at your wedding to spend time with you and celebrate, not sit in their hotel rooms all day.
A great way to make sure your guests feel involved in your wedding weekend is to plan at least one event per day.
This gives guests something to look forward to each day, while not stressing them too much with schedules if that’s not their thing.
Just remember to let them know that attendance is optional. This will accommodate those who need a little extra rest.
Wedding Weekend Planning Mistake #4 –
Not planning a welcome party.
A huge wedding weekend planning mistake is to forgo the welcome party!
Do yourself and your guests a favor and include it on your wedding weekend itinerary.
Kicking off your wedding weekend with a welcome party is a great way to mingle with everybody and to thank your guests for celebrating your wedding weekend with you.
Your wedding weekend will go by so fast and a welcome party gives you a chance to spend more quality time with friends and family!
It’s also a great way for your guests to meet one another.
It can be anything from a casual backyard “Beer-B-Q” or dinner at a restaurant to a fancy event.
By the time your wedding reception comes around, there will be fewer introductions and more dancing!
Remember to keep your wedding guests in the loop with WedTexts reminder text messages so they don’t miss out on any of the fun!
Wedding Weekend Planning Mistake #5 –
Not taking care of yourself.
This wedding weekend planning mistake happens to the best of us: Going too big too fast.
Not only are you planning your wedding, but now you are also planning additional events for your guests throughout your wedding weekend.
Above all, make sure that you take care of yourself.
That doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to carve out an hour or two each day away from everyone (even though it absolutely can!).
But at a minimum taking care of yourself means hydrating (Yes, we mean drinking a glass of water between the glasses of champagne.) wearing sunscreen at your outdoor events, avoiding stress, and getting enough rest.
Let someone else help with the last-minute tasks!
After all, slow and steady wins the race!
Plus, you don’t want to leave for your honeymoon sunburnt and hungover. Save that for the return trip, lol!
Wedding Weekend Planning Mistake #6 –
Not communicating last-minute updates to guests.
It can already be a hassle to coordinate a get-together of 4 or 5 people.
For your wedding, we’re talking more like 100+ people!
And don’t think Murphy’s Law will pass you by…
So when the unexpected finally happens, how will you let your wedding guests know about your change of plans?
Are you going to email, text, or call them ALL INDIVIDUALLY?
Yeah, okay! Good luck with that.
Most people don’t check their email and texting or calling all of your wedding guests will literally take you an entire day! And that’s assuming you only need to update them once.
Avoid this wedding weekend planning mistake and do yourself a favor.
Even if everything goes as planned, WedTexts is super helpful to keep all your guests in the loop about what’s going on during your wedding weekend.
You can send out RSVP or event reminders, and even let them know at what table they will be sitting at the reception!
Best of all, you can set up the most commonly sent WedTexts in 5 minutes or less!
Your guests will appreciate receiving convenient texts straight to their phone instead of having to check your wedding website or holding on to a paper itinerary.
And if things do change, simply send out a real-time text message reminder to everybody at the same time! Easy as pie!
What are you waiting for?