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Mistakes Newly-Engaged Couples Often Make

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So you just got engaged and now you want to shout it from the rooftops. You want to dive right into the the wedding planning, pick your bridesmaids, and start trying on wedding gowns. It’s great to be over the moon with excitement, however there are a few things you should not do.

Today we’re talking about a few mistakes newly engaged couples sometimes make without even knowing it. Check these out and see if you agree. Hey soon-to-be brides, if you need affordable wedding catering Raleigh NC services please call Catering by Design to schedule your free menu tasting!

Mistakes Newly Engaged Couples Should Avoid

Broadcasting Your Engagement Immediately on Social Media

We get it, you’re uber excited and you want to tell the world the good news. Slow down a minute and take a breath. Before you break out your phone and hit Facebook, take a few minutes and share the moment with your new fiance, and only them. Soak it all up and take it all in! Enjoy the magic and then share the news.

Ring and Bling Selfie

Just like with the above tip, before you start snapping away selfies of your ring, the ring on your finger, and selfies of you with the ring on your finger, just remember that these pictures might be the first way some people find out about your engagement. It’s always a good idea to personally share the good news with all of your friends and family before sharing it with complete strangers. This strategy might save you from hurting feelings along the way, too.

Choosing Your Colors Too Quickly

One of the most fun parts of planning the wedding is picking out your colors. However, give this decision some time before spending money on decor. The reason is that if you choose colors and start buying for that scheme before selecting a ceremony and reception venue, you might find your colors clash with your event space. The last thing you’ll want to do is have to return a bunch of things and start all over.

Laser Focusing on One Particular Date

Laser focusing in on one date can create a few extra problems for you down the road if you’re not careful. Most will agree that you cannot really hire vendors until you settle in on a date, nor can you send out save the date card or invitations, however you might be limiting yourself with options if you’re not flexible. Start by figuring out which vendor is the most important for you; if it’s the wedding catering, start your planning there, do the same if the venue is most important. The key is knowing that you might not get your favorite vendor on your first choice date and that you have to be flexible.

Booking Vendors in the Wrong Order

Most will agree that you should start with your venue first and then work down from there. The reason being is that this choice will set the tone for the rest of your budget and what you can afford. Once you nail that down, call Catering by Design to set up your free menu tasting. You’ll love our affordable prices and customizable menus.

We hope the ideas we’ve listed above will help newly engaged couples avoid making some mistakes as they plan out their big day. If you’ve got any ideas to share on how to make the planning process easier, or things to avoid, please share them in the comments below. Don’t miss part two of this series where we’re list even more common mistakes.

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