15 Things No One Tells You About Planning A Wedding

How helpful is it to get 15 awesome wedding tips from the pros about the things no one mentions when your knee-deep in planning your wedding! We’ve listed he best advice from our very own wedding planning experts to help prepare you for this fun, exciting, and ever-so-eventful unknown territory!

You should spend about 15% of your budget on photography. Meet the photographers in person before booking them. You will spend lots of time with them on your big day, they literally follow you around. You want someone who will understand your vision of your wedding. Give them a shot list of photo opps you want to capture. Discuss in advance.

 – Christina, Wedgequarters

15 Things No One Tells You About Planning A Wedding

Your color theme will change a million times! Once you find the one you like, stick with it!

–Bri, Wedgewood Weddings

15 Things No One Tells You About Planning A Wedding

Things can get overwhelming, really fast!

– Kim, Wedgewood Weddings Tapestry House

15 Things No One Tells You About Planning A Wedding

Start your seating chart even before you start getting RSVP’s. This is the thing people put off the longest, but it’s what takes the most time. And don’t try and please everyone, they should be spending more time dancing than sitting!

– Denise, Wedgewood Wedidngs Fallbrook

A good tip is to make an emergency kit for day of with bobby pins, safety pins, bad aids, breath mints, lip gloss, ibuprofen, etc.

– Christina, Wedgequarters

15 Things No One Tells You About Planning A Wedding

Ideas will come to you at the most random times of day! Keep a planner around at all times to write them down! Fear of forgetting the idea/plan adds unnecessary stress!

– Alex, Wedgewood Weddings Tapestry House

15 Things No One Tells You About Planning A Wedding

If you have a high guest count, it really helps to make 2 separate guest lists. An ‘A’ list and a ‘B’ list will help keep the guest count down.

– Denise, Wedgequarters

Pick your venue first, then pick your date. You want to make sure you are in LOVE with your venue and that the price is right! Setting your date before everything else will limit your options.

– Charisse, Wedgequarters

15 Things No One Tells You About Planning A Wedding

Your email inbox will be infiltrated with all things wedding! Set up a separate wedding email right away!

– Alex, Wedgewood Weddings Tapestry House15 Things No One Tells You About Planning A Wedding

Pick a theme and go for it! Incorporate your theme in as many ways as possible. Adding the personal touches to your centerpieces, invitations, and decor can change the whole wedding.  The more the merrier!”

– Meg, Wedgewood Weddings

15 Things No One Tells You About Planning A Wedding

Your parents will want to invite their work friends. Let them. They bring good gifts!

– Carrie, Wedgequarters 

Costs can add up really quickly.

-Kim, Wedgewood Weddings Tapestry House

15 Things No One Tells You About Planning A Wedding

Wedding traditions don’t have to be done the way you’ve always seen them. Make your big day your own!

– Emily, Wedgewood Weddings Tapestry House

15 Things No One Tells You About Planning A Wedding

Allow your bridal party to help you, that’s what they’re there for!

– Bri, Wedgewood Weddings

15 Things No One Tells You About Planning A Wedding

Lucky Number 15: Give your guests something fun and interactive to do at your reception like a photo booth, s’mores table, cigar rolling station or lawn games!

– Christina, Wedgequarters

We hope you’ve enjoyed our 15 Things No One Tells You About Planning Your Wedding! Don’t forget, your friendly Wedgewood wedding planners can help you with any question you may have so please don’t hesitate to ask. Congratulations and enjoy this fantastic experience!

Should you have any questions about Wedgewood Weddings services and packages, don’t hesitate to contact us at 866.966.3009 or email us at events@wedgewoodweddings.comYou can always leave a comment below too and we’ll respond as quickly as possible! With over 30 years of award-winning Valservenience®, Wedgewood Weddings offers unique options and services that differ from other venues. We’re happy to advise you with all aspects of your special day and we appreciate you taking the time to read our blogs each week.

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  • Michael Ledray on June 21, 2016

    Photo Booths are Perfect to entertain your guest.
    Make sure you order a top Quality Photo Booth with photo strips for all guest, and a USB Flash Drive to the Bride & Groom at the end of the evening.
    We also recommend a Memory Book that guest can add a photo strip to along with leave messages of love for the happy couple.

  • Jolene Rae Harrington on March 23, 2017

    These are so true! I especially resonate with the “choose your venue before your date.” I’d originally been set on a particular date for sentimental reasons, but the venue that was “the one” was only available the day after. Okay, then! Never regretted it.

  • Jason Park on February 5, 2018

    Oh my God! I never knew that there’s so much when it comes to weddings. Going through the list I realized that we actually never pay attention to such details. And yeah, who doesn’t love GOOD gifts? From personal experiences I know that weddings can be boring for guests at times, the idea of fun activities is great.


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