It’s finally time to turn your dream wedding into a reality. You might have decided to hire a Singapore wedding planner or you probably think you could do it on your own, regardless it is definitely possible to plan a good wedding yourself. However, Singapore is well-known for having a hectic lifestyle and the endless flow of work can undermine your efforts to plan the perfect wedding. We understand that, so here are some pitfalls to avoid as you plan for the greatest wedding ever in Singapore.
1. Don’t have too many advisors
As the saying goes: Too many cooks spoil the broth. This applies to your wedding as well! In Singapore, our parents, in-laws, siblings, cousins, best friends, newly-wed couples and vendors are all going to have an idea or two for your wedding. Although they want the best for you, there will be countless opinions from your wedding entourage that will be both conflicting and confusing.
Cut out the (well-meaning) noise and select just a few trusted comrades. These do not have to be limited to your closest peers, but have a good mix of people with experience and ideas. This way, you’ll save yourself much time and agony sifting through an overwhelming flow of advice.
2. Don’t forget the budget
The hard truth is that having a wedding in Singapore can be expensive. As much as we want to turn our wildest dreams into reality, most of us have a budget to maintain.
Many brides overspend in a big way because they forget their budget. Before you start searching for wedding vendors or wedding planners, sit down with your fiancé (a great way to get him involved) and decide how much you want to spend and how you want to allocate the sum. Remember to leave some room for unplanned costs, as surprise expenses are inevitable.
The wedding marks the start of your marriage and you’ve got a whole life ahead of you. You don’t want to start this new life broke, so weigh the budget against the (rising) costs of a house or a car before you spend.
3. Don’t forget the weather.
Having a Singapore wedding means we need to contend with the weather. If you choose to have an outdoor wedding, you absolutely need to check the weather forecast for that day. Of course, being in Singapore where Mother Nature does what she wants, you need to have a contingency plan at the very least.
A backup plan involves knowing where else to move your guests, and having a secondary wedding venue would be good too.
4. Don’t succumb to wedding stress!
The temptation of wanting to nail down every single detail for your wedding will be strong. When you find yourself getting frustrated over the tiniest details like the colour of the napkins, the angle of the flowers, the fonts on the menu, take a deep breath and consider these questions:
- Does it really matter?
- Will anybody notice it?
- Will you remember it 5 years later?
If you answer no, then sit back and relax (or switch your focus to more important matters).
Also, when you get stressed up, be wary of snapping at people who are there to help. It’s your wedding and your wedding planner, families, bridesmaids are here to make it perfect for you. This will likely end up as some of the most memorable times you spend with these loved ones so make sure everyone enjoys the ride!
Your wedding will be an unforgettable event of your life. No bride wants to have any hiccups on the day and meticulous, detailed planning will be the key to that. Your walk down the aisle begins when you start planning for the wedding so enjoy and relish in the process!