Updated: Dec 9, 2022
It is possible to achieve anything if you put your mind to it.
But one thing is for sure, mastering a skill takes time.
This is why some clients choose to come to us for help planning their weddings.
Their problem isn't that they can't do it, but that they can't afford to waste time and money making mistakes.
Having said that, here are 4 mistakes I've seen people do before calling us in a panic.
1) Budget doesn't match the actual costs
I feel like blaming Pinterest a little bit for this one.
We are bombarded with pretty pictures, but unfortunately, they do not have a price tag on them. (that would be amazing !)
So there's a preconceived idea that anybody can have a 60-foot tunnel of fairy lights with tons of greenery.
In reality, most of it comes at a steep price.
The good news is, you can get your own version within your budget with a talented event designer.
However, you need to be open-minded and open to compromise.
2) Underestimating how long it will take.
If you have the time or are willing to make the time, that's fine!
However, between venue visits, vendor meetings, emails, research, etc., adding what feels like another full-time job for a year can quickly get overwhelming.
The key is to manage the details efficiently because there's so much to think about and so many decisions to make. That's why we're here!
3) Not asking the right questions to vendors
It's easy to book vendors too quickly for fear of losing the date.
But you can also lose it if you don't know what to ask.
You can be a candle fan and book a venue because candlelight would look gorgeous there.
But it turns out that the venue doesn't accept candles, and here goes your non-refundable deposit!
We're here to protect your interests and make sure you don't waste money.
4) Considering DIY to save money.
While delegating to friends and family seems like a good idea, you've got to be aware of the risks.
First, depending on their responsibility, they may miss the event itself and that is unfortunate (ie: coordination, catering, etc)
Secondly, if they don't have any experience, you may get a low-quality job.
I won't tell you about the horror story of food poisoning or the photographer being late for the ceremony...All because you have a friend who will give you a good deal.
In the end, it affects the whole wedding experience.
If you recognize that you've made these mistakes, the good news is that it's not too late.
The only thing you need to do is take action.
Reach out to us, we won't bite I promise!