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Wedding Time: Stick To Your Guns

Updated on May 5, 2016
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A common habit in wedding planning is to make a decision, second guess that decision, change that decision, second guess your second decision, and then revert back to your original decision. STOP! You’re driving yourself nuts for no reason!

Thoroughly planning every aspect of your wedding can help you to avoid this common pitfall. Trust in your own instincts – only you and hubby-to-be know what will best suit your big day.

Wedding Planners: Choose Carefully

Beware of wedding planners! They are mostly wonderful professionals, but some come with hidden agendas. If you hire a wedding planner to help with your big day, ensure that contracting with them does not require also contracting with specific vendors, but instead still allows you leeway in the decisions you’ll make for your wedding. Some wedding planners will receive a percentage back from their preferred wedding vendors, in addition to the fees you’re paying them yourself, so take each piece of advice with a grain of salt and weigh to ensure that the decisions you make are actually in line with the wedding you envision.

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Everything is Negotiable

Everything is negotiable, and a good deal of sanity can be retained simply by negotiating with the vendors you already prefer rather than pitting a multitude of vendors against one another. If you want something added on to a package deal, speak up and request it. Vendors often pad their pricing, leaving them room to negotiate deals that are very beneficial to the happy couple. If you are unsatisfied with any aspect of any service offered by your wedding vendors, complain immediately. If your complaint is reasonable instead of petty, most vendors will go out of their way to help you and ensure your future happiness.

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