DIY Wedding Mistakes and how to Easily Avoid them

Weddings are happy times, filled with memory-making moments and unforgettable hours spent with family and friends. However, we all know they can often involve a lot of work!

There are few things you can do to help ensure your wedding is as stress-free as possible. Allowing you to soak up the atmosphere and be fully present on your wedding day and not fall into the trap and commit some of the most common wedding day mistakes.

What are the pitfalls?

These are the common mistakes people make when planning a wedding and the steps you can take to avoid making them.

1. Not leaving enough time to plan.

When you start wedding planning, your mind is filled with lots of wonderful ideas and inspiration. You imagine all the things you will make and buy; you start to picture how your dream venue will come together. Often, though, people underestimate the time it takes to pull together these ideas and suppliers. This can lead to rushing and panic before the big day.

How long does it take to plan a wedding? As much time as you’ve got! Set yourself a ‘fake wedding’ date. Imagine everything needs to be completely ready a month before the big day. Have that as your cut-off deadline, anything not finished by then isn’t making the cut. It will cause too much stress and worry to squeeze things in at the last minute. The lead-up to your wedding should be about relaxing and looking after yourself. Give yourself plenty of time.

2. Being unorganised for the wedding setup.

Setting up for your wedding should be part of the fun, spending time surrounded by family and your very best friends in your dream venue. If you choose a DIY venue like Hargate Hall, you can enjoy bringing the vision of your wedding to life, without having to rush, as you have an entire weekend of exclusive hire.

The setup should be a key part of seeing all of your ideas and plans come together and you should be able to enjoy it. The best way to do this is to plan and organise every single part of the setup. Have a list of all the jobs that need to be completed and assign them to different people. Make sure you are not the only one that knows where things are or where they need to be.

Being organised means having a box of useful setup items too. Things like scissors, Sellotape, bin bags, and cable ties. Having all the equipment your set up team needs will make things run even smoother.

Don’t forget to make a plan for the clean-up too!

3. Not asking for help.

Your wedding is YOUR day, and all of your guests, family, and friends will know it is the culmination of your ideas and your hard work. But that doesn’t mean you have to do everything yourself. Sometimes using your full strength means asking for help.

– Asking for help could mean seeing if a friend will take over managing the wedding set up, or chasing RSVP’s.

– Asking for help could mean hiring a catering van for the wedding setup day, so you don’t need to worry about feeding anyone.

– Asking for help could mean hiring an on-the-day wedding coordinator to oversee the running of your big day.

– Or asking for help could even mean asking friends to bring a bottle of wine to the reception meal or assigning groomsmen to take charge of the post-wedding day clean-up.

Asking for help doesn’t take away any of your planning or ideas. Asking for help doesn’t mean you won’t get to take all the credit for your beautiful big day. People want to help, so let them.

Stree-free weddings at Hargate Hall

We’d love to talk more about how we can help to make your wedding stress-free. You can call us on 01298 872591. Or email us at info@hargate-hall.co.uk with your wedding ideas and we’ll do what we can to help, or we can put you in touch with our long list of expert suppliers. Come and enjoy your stress-free wedding at Hargate Hall.