Die 10 größten Hochzeitfehler – Und wie du sie umgehst

The 10 biggest wedding mistakes – and how to avoid them

The wedding day should be perfect. That's what every bride and groom want. It's logical that a lot can go wrong. In this article, we'll show you how you can avoid the 10 biggest mistakes and pave the way to your dream wedding.

1. Starting to plan too late

An absolute no-go is to start planning too late . Even if there is a lot to do and you don't know what to do, stay calm and approach the planning confidently. If you start early, you can create more space in the long run to take a breather now and then.

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2. Don’t include the groom

Don't exclude the groom from the planning. You're celebrating your big day together.

Let's be honest: many brides often have very specific ideas when it comes to planning their wedding. Since childhood, some have imagined exactly what their perfect wedding should look like .

Wait a minute! It always takes two to get married. Exactly. Don't forget to involve your loved one in the wedding planning . After all, it's his big day too. See the wedding preparations as the first test of how you will shape your marriage together. From your wedding day onwards, you are a team that loves each other and makes decisions together. Collect wishes and suggestions for the wedding together and implement them together and with the help of friends and relatives.

3. Take everyone with you to the wedding dress shop

True to the motto "too many cooks spoil the broth", choosing the wedding dress and matching accessories can - instead of being a touching undertaking - become a strenuous test of patience. If everyone accompanying you wants to give you advice, you can quickly become overwhelmed.

Choose your companions carefully for the wedding dress shopping.

That's why it's especially important to think about who should come with you to buy your dress before the big shopping day. Think carefully about which friends or relatives can best support you in your decision. Choose critical, honest but diplomatic companions who really pay attention to what you like and don't argue for the dress that they personally like best.

4. Wanting to do everything yourself

If you're an absolute organization and/or DIY fan, you may well want to do everything yourself . It's clear that you'd like to have a big say in your big day.

But try to take it easy and distribute tasks that you don't necessarily have to do alone. There are many friendly helpers who can competently take one or two things off your hands.

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5. Haven’t planned anything between the wedding and the celebration

Between the ceremony and the wedding reception, you should think of something nice to keep your guests occupied.

There is so much going on for the bride and groom during a wedding that you shouldn't lose sight of what the guests are doing . One critical point is the time between the ceremony and the reception, when the bride and groom are usually busy receiving congratulations and taking photos.

Think in advance about how you can make the time pleasant for your guests. From snacks and a champagne reception to writing in the guest book or going on a city tour , there are many ways to keep the guests entertained during the time. It is best to give this task to the best man so that they can look after the guests until you get back to the party.

6. Do not use waterproof mascara

It is an absolute cardinal mistake to go without waterproof mascara . Even if you think you are not the type to hold back tears! Your feelings can prove you wrong faster than you can fix yourself in the mirror.

So if you do your own makeup, make sure you prepare your makeup in such a way that you feel comfortable wearing it all day long and don't have to worry about shedding a tear or two. If you have a stylist do your makeup, he or she will certainly pay attention to this.

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7. Let the weather spoil your mood

Especially if you are planning a garden wedding, the weather forecast can make you sweat . However, you shouldn't let the weather spoil your mood. An old tradition even says that raindrops falling on the veil will bring you money .

Raindrops in the veil bring good luck and no weather should cause you trouble if you have a plan B in hand.

Superstition or not, you can definitely calm your nerves by coming up with a plan B for such situations in good time. Is there a way to move to a dry environment on site if the weather is bad? Or do you want to play it safe and choose an indoor location? You decide.

8. Don’t think about children for the celebration

It's not just the adults who want to be kept busy. Above all, you should also think about your little guests ! That way, there won't be any unhappy, whining children or tense parents at your wedding.

Have a few games or toys ready for the little ones. It is important to offer the children separate activities, but still involve them actively in the wedding celebrations.

If you are having a party with lots of children, it might be a good idea to consider hiring childcare . That way the children have someone to look after during the party and the parents can just be guests.

9. Not having enough food and drinks available

Food and drinks are the key to satisfied guests

A wedding is always a culinary masterpiece. On the one hand, it's about satisfying different palates. But what's also really important is that all guests go home full and satisfied . It doesn't go down well if there's a lack of food or drinks on your big day. A lack of good mood is inevitable.

This situation can be easily counteracted by getting good advice from the caterer beforehand, paying attention to the exact number of guests and ordering enough food.

It is also a good idea to provide small snacks or a candy bar between meals , where guests can help themselves as they please.

10. Choose inappropriate volume for the music

During wedding celebrations, a good atmosphere is the be-all and end-all. Do you want your guests to have fun? Music is a real must at every wedding. In addition to carefully selecting the pieces of music (you can also create a playlist that you can look through afterwards!), you should make sure that you set the music volume to the right level .

A dance of honor is most fun when the music is at an appropriate volume.

Music that is too loud will prevent any kind of conversation, and music that is too quiet will not be able to get the wedding guests out of their seats. Try to arrange a sound check before the celebrations and contact the music supervisor or DJ immediately if necessary .

Speaking of music volume: Also make sure that older or hearing-sensitive people are not placed exactly in the seating plan of the speakers.

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