10 Wedding Do Nots.

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It is easy to get wrapped up in the whirl win of your wedding but there are some major don’ts!! In the end like most everything in life decisions comes down to money. While a wedding can be expensive some of the decisions do not have any monetary value, they are simply etiquette. It is inevitable that you will offend or step on someone’s toes by some wedding decisions and that is completely understandable. However, there are some standard rule of thumbs.

1. Invites – If you send a save the date you MUST send an invitation to all of those who received a save the date. If you are sending invitations by mail please ensure you have all the postage covered.

2. Surpress Bridezilla! – I know you want everything to be perfect but keep your expectations realistic. You’re stressed, anxious, nervous, excited, everyone understands but try to keep yourself in check for your fiance, parents, and bridal party!

3. Wedding Registry –  Keep it classy and don’t put your registry information on your invitations. Just ensure your family and wedding party know where you are registered and people will gravitate to asking them regardless.

4. No ‘Cheaping’ out – The people in your wedding party spend a lot of money to stand beside you on your big day. Between dress/suit, gift, shower gifts, hotel, hair/makeup etc.. this is a very expensive day for them! In the end it is a great gesture to give them a nice thank you!

5. Alcohol – While most people say an open bar is a must, it can be extremely pricey and not everyone can pay for an open bar especially if you have 200 + people! However, most places will allow you to compensate the cost of drinks so maybe a only $2 instead, or the bride and groom will pay the tab up to $2500 and after that people pay. There are a lot of different options to help contribute to the bar.

6. Thank-Yous! – Be puntual in your thank yous. Do not wait a year, 3 months maximum.

7. Your makeup – while some people are super awesome with makeup and hair this is a super important day and you want your makeup to look just as beautiful as when it was finished as when the night wraps up and the only sure fire way to do that is to get it professionally done! Waterproof, sweat proof, rain proof is your BFF <3.

8. Music – it is probably super tempting to save the $700 and make your own playlist and play it from a laptop, phone, or computer don’t do it! A DJ plays the best combination of music suited for all of your guests (within reason) you can also do song requests then! Trust me I’ve been to lots of weddings that have done both and DJ’s are the best!!!

9. Cut Social Media – On your day live in the now with your head level and not looking at your screen! This is super important you don’t need the update people on your day – the interwebs can wait!

10. FOOD – Do not forget to eat throughout the day and drink lots of water!! Speaking as someone who got heat stroke from their wedding day, please have people constantly giving you water bottles – especially if it is an outdoor wedding! Keep your energy and mood elevated 🙂

 

There you have it! 10 don’ts for your wedding!

 

Cheers,

Urban Diamond White

 

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