You probably haven't planned a wedding yet, as a San Diego wedding planner, I listed the most common wedding planning mistakes you can easily make when planning your San Diego wedding, alone. A short list but packed with very important recommendations!
Here are the most common wedding planning mistakes I think are worth mentioning:
hiring vendors that don't have a certificate of insurance, huge red flag
not giving yourself enough time to receive the RSVPs
forgetting to ask your guests for allergies on the RSVP
hiring the photographer for the smallest package when your wedding is split into 2 locations or is very long, remember that photography generally starts towards the end of the getting ready end ends after the cake cutting
forgetting that the cost of flowers is high due to: the cost of buying the flowers + the cost of processing the flowers + the time cost for the florist + the cost of assistants
not hiring a videographer
not having a full estimate and knowing how much you will spend with the venue before signing the contract
getting a feel of how much each vendor costs before signing any contract
having a friend doing the job of a vendor (unless it is the officiant which can be pretty nice as she or he personally knows the couple). A guest is a guest and will enjoy the wedding, a vendor is there to work and his only goal is making your wedding perfect. Don't mix the two!
hiring a DJ that is not an MC
not doing a make-up and hair trial, you want to know you will look like yourself on the wedding day!
having a very long wedding night without offering some late-night snacks to guests
wearing your wedding shoes for the first time on the wedding day
waiting till the morning of the wedding to write your vows. Don't risk it!!
not following your gut in any decision you make!
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