Asking to be left alone is one thing, but the double edge to that sword would be,
J.Lo and the hubs weren’t really able to enjoy their magical day.
How to fix it : Limit the number of chefs in the kitchen. Is your mother trying to enlist the help of more people? Discretely share this article with her and tell her number 6 really jumped out at you and maybe she’ll read through the rest. Mom, if your child shared this article with you… read this as a plea and cut the crap. Too many chefs create too many opinions.
Avoiding or accepting help are easy fixes, what isn’t as easy are couples with,
Buckle up buttercup… those are midwest numbers and to top it off, the Midwest is the largest growing wedding market in the country. This doesn’t mean you should just throw your hands up and start heading to the courthouse.
How to fix it : Ask Daddy for more money. Quit being poor. Start selling scamology shakes or stupid wrap things that don’t work .
Of course we’re kidding about those fixes. You’ll just need to make adjustments and prioritize what’s important to you.
Although one common way to cut alcohol costs is to cover beer and wine, then let your guests buy their own liquor if they prefer.
Budgeting is complicated. If you spend 50% of your budget on your venue, you may need to cut out a vendor completely.
But if you cut out the florist, your photos won’t be as beautiful.
If you cut out the caterer, your guests will leave early to find food.
If you cut the DJ or band it can be hard to keep the evening on track.
If you do have to cut a vendor, you could always do what many couples try and DIY that thang… Speaking of DIYing, definitely don’t give,
Pinterest is fun for inspiration, but Miranda was half way through almost a half a dozen projects before she discovered that Hobby Lobby, Michael’s and Etsy already sold the completed version of her vision for less than what she spent on the supplies to make it herself.
How to fix it : Too much research can cause analysis paralysis, but this may pay off. Any time you see something you like, reverse google image search that picture and then choose the “shopping” option. Or maybe just try googling a few keywords that describe what you’re looking for.
How to fix it: Take a breath and realize why you’re doing this in the first place: You’re doing this because you’re head over heals for one another OR because your fiance’s full name starts with the title, “Sultan of”. If you’re afraid you’re over planning, set aside 1 or 2 days a week that are dedicated to everything but wedding planning. Neither of you are allowed to talk about floral arrangements, catering, music selections or why Aunt Rita still isn’t invited.
Other than a wedding planner, the best people to consult about timelines would be:
That’s just one side of the coin… too much planning may actually be better than,
It's close to miiiiiidnight and something evil's lurking in the dark.
First things first, we’re the realists. We know that a lot of couples try to save a buck by DJing their own wedding with an MP3 player. While we respectfully(ish) disagree with brides and grooms playing the role of DJ on their special day, we’re willing to go along with it for a moment. We visited with our friend Taylor Wallace from Audio Rent KC and surveyed guests who attended MP3 player weddings. According to these accounts, it’s likely that,
Dear brides, grooms and undecided,
As your friendly wedding DJ’s, we feel it's our duty to thank each and every one of you who have hired a wedding planner or recruited your bossiest co-worker to run your wedding.
Last week, Becca and Kaye fired shots at DJs and we let them tear us apart, then build us back up in “6 things your photographer notices about your DJ.” This week, DJs fire back and delve into the 7 (positive and negative) things they notice most about photographers.
Now, just as they were fair by not naming names for the bad DJs, (to protect the guilty) we won't name bad photographers either. We sat down with Roy McCaulley of Crystal Entertainment (A KC Wedding DJ who is almost as good as us) and Mike King of Mic King Music & Events to ask what he noticed most about wedding photographers. We had to agree when they said,
Wedding photographers are skilled in seeing all the things. Their eyes are trained for catching those pivotal moments that occur at weddings. When the father twirls the bride. When the groom kisses the bride’s neck. When drunk groomsmen try to do the worm and end up busting their chin open on the dance floor.That's just part of the reason 90% of couples hire a professional photographer and not just your Mom’s coworker snapping shots on her “explosively” awesome Samsung Galaxy Phone. But professionally trained and skilled photographers notice more than those little moments. They also notice how professional your DJ is...
Last week we graced you with How You May be Sabotaging Your Wedding: Part 1 , and even though we'll probably have a gazillion more blog posts on this, we continue this week with How You May be Sabotaging Your Own Wedding: Part 2.
We left you with the shocking fact that you may be doing TOO MUCH wedding planning. So, naturally, to begin this week's list of sabotage: