(PRWEB UK) 7 August 2013
Multi-award winning production company Bloomsbury Films, who specialise in both event and documentary cinematography, have gained valuable experience when it comes to the factors which can jeopardise a lovely wedding.
To help couples celebrate their Big Day without any catastrophe, they explain the top wedding planning mistakes to steer clear of.
Stretching the Pockets Too Far
An obvious point yet something that is surprisingly difficult for many couples, is keeping to a set budget. If there is lack of discipline and realistic thinking on this front warns Bloomsbury, it is all too easy for the wedding costs to run amok. They advise people to take the time to carefully list everything that will be needed (from the big to the little things), then carry out thorough research to get a clear idea on prices from different suppliers.
Some wedding planners will try to talk the bride into the most expensive gown, decorations, location and food menu, but if people make it clear to them exactly what their budget cut-off point is, a good planner should be able to help create a perfect day while remaining within set financial limitations. Bloomsbury also suggests that couples on a tight budget can save a fair packet by getting creative, such as making their own flower arrangements and thinking up tasty food selections that don’t cost an arm and a leg.
Too Much or Too Little Personality
All the experts agree that since a wedding is such an important day, it is crucial for the couple to inject their personality into the event. Having a hand in the décor, menu and music is crucial and will make the wedding that much more charmingly memorable, rather than allowing a wedding planner to create a generic event that seems like it was simply unpacked out the box.
On the other hand, while themed weddings are increasingly all the rage these days, people can sometimes get carried away and end up with a day to remember for all the wrong reasons. While couples are encouraged to stamp their personalities on the Big Day, it’s important to keep it tasteful at the same time. For this reason, Bloomsbury suggests that enthusiastic couples get advice from a number of trusted friends and relatives, since they will be able to objectively help tone down any ideas that might be a little ‘over the top’.
Forgetting the Guests
Another innocent error that exuberant couples can make when planning their wedding is to forget the comfort of their attending guests. For example, taking hours on outdoor photographs while people wilt under the hot sun without cover or air conditioning is bound to sour the atmosphere. Bloomsbury advises that although certain considerations can be easily overlooked, something as small but vital as fans for the ladies can go a long way in preventing a host of unhappy guests on record.
Director of Bloomsbury Films, Andrew Cussens, concluded: “We have seen people spend fortunes on elaborate weddings, only to end up with heart break because certain creases weren’t ironed out during the planning stage. The top three tips we have listed are key factors to consider, since they can easily cause such a special occasion to turn disastrous.”