Like any momentous occasion, there are certain do’s and don’ts to abide by and various mistakes to avoid. With this in mind, here are the five biggest do’s and don’ts for newly engaged couples.
Do Invite People in to Your Planning Circle
Planning a wedding is undoubtedly stressful but you don’t have to let it ruin your pre-bridal buzz. Remember that you don’t have to take on all of the responsibility yourself. There are plenty of people that will be honoured to help out and all you have to do is ask. Don’t forget to include the Groom’s side of the family in your planning circle as they are after all a valued part of the bridal party.
Don’t Do It All At Once
While it is tempting to fill your days with venue viewings, makeup trails and dress fittings as soon as your other half pops the question, make sure you don’t rush into making these decisions. While your Pinterest boards may have been bursting with wedding inspiration for the last two years and you have an idea of you like and dislike, approach each major aspect of your wedding with care. Choosing your wedding dress is a once in a lifetime experience and you will want to take your time find the perfect design. Viewing the wedding planning process as a list of chores can dim the sparkle of your wedding experience and as long as you get the main wedding duties out of the way, you can take your time with the rest.
Do Take Out Insurance
Don’t assume that your wedding ring is covered in your existing household policy. It is easy to get caught up in the excitement of planning your wedding but insuring your engagement ring should be at the top of your to do list. Your ring will need to be covered against loss, theft and damage and therefore it is worth doing some research on what you are currently covered for. Should you require a separate policy, you can seek advice from a specialist insurance company like Catlin USA.
Don’t Promise People the Earth
It’s easy to go overboard when planning a wedding but you should remember that it is an honour to be asked to be a part of the bridal party and paying for bridesmaid dresses, shoes and jewellery isn’t compulsory. Promising your bridal party the Earth and then realising your budget doesn’t stretch to that can cause unnecessary stress.