Most of these happen because of the big stress the brides (and the grooms) are under, perhaps a few they bring onto themselves.
The stress of getting everything right, micro-managing, not getting enough sleep, having unrealistic expectation can result in these mistakes. Fret not, because at Metropol Banquet Hall we have seen our share of obstacles, learned from our own experiences, and from the advice given by other vendors and people who booked our venue in the past. Therefore, we made a list of mistakes millennial brides make, along with ways to overcome them.
Who are the Millennials? Born between the years 1979-2000, they are the demographic following Generation X. There are no precise dates for when this generation starts or ends. That’s why there is the wide gap between the mentioned years these individuals were born. In any case, the Millennials make up one third of the population and represent 70% of the wedding industry consumers.
Millennial brides have no patience for insincerity and gimmicks. They are pretty straight forward. They value honesty, simplicity and transparency, and they expect the same.
The 8 Mistakes Millennial Brides Make and What to Do About Them
1. DOING IT ALL BY YOURSELF
Yes, you are a capable woman and chances are, you are you can handle many tasks, but this is your wedding. You are the reason for the celebration. Do you want to enjoy your day, interact with guests or be completely exhausted from the overload of tasks you piled onto your “to do” list. Find the right professional to handle a few of the items on your list. Don’t be afraid to assign a few responsibilities to your parents, responsibly that is. Do not unload everything on them. A couple of besties, your close friends, maybe good candidates for such chores as well.
2. LISTENING TO EVERYONE ELSE INSTEAD OF YOURSELF
Sure it is great to get the opinion of family, friends, bridal blogs, and article you read, but that inner voice should guide this ship. There are always professionals to talk to. But your wedding should be a reflection of you, the experiences you care about with people you love. If you catch yourself doing it all on your own, read the advice above one more time!
Tips for Millennial Brides: Let Others Help You & Don’t Be a Bridezilla
3. FORGETTING TO ASK THE GROOM
The opinion of the man you are going to share your life with is important. He may have a few great suggestions. OK, maybe some men do not come with a built-in design or interior decoration gene, but asking them to chime in on your ideas validates them as a contributing member of this union. You may be pleasantly surprised how they can help shape things up. In addition, they can pick up a few of these tasks and lighten your load.
4. BUYING A WEDDING GOWN SMALLER THAN YOUR ACTUAL SIZE
Oh, this one is a common thing many of us do. But do not add more stress to the things you must achieve by purchasing a gown you may not fit into. Wishing, stressing, fantasizing about the size you think you want to be may not always become reality. Remember to not beat yourself over the head with it. The important thing is that your real friends and family are there to support you and celebrate the person you are, not the few pounds you were or strive to be.
5. NOT HAVING A COORDINATOR OR A WEDDING PLANNER
Set aside a budget and enough time to allow a wedding planner to step in and get to work. Make time to meet with him or her, to discuss ideas, and address any concerns. Communicate clearly. Don’t be vague, but if you don’t know things and have not decided what to go with, just say so and let the professional help you. Don’t be a controlling bridezilla either. Take a deep breath and enjoy the process. Let the wedding planner, coordinator or vendors come to you with ideas and alternative options. You can then pick the one you like best.
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6. TOO MANY BRIDESMAIDS
It’s such a nice thought to have your best friends, cousins and co-workers stand in a row with beautiful gowns and flowers, But how many? Our advice is to call on the ones you really want on your side, and not because they may feel bad that if you do not include them. If they love you, they will understand.
7. PICKING A PHOTOGRPAHER OR VIDEOGRPAHER BASED ON PRICE
Selecting the right photographer should be based on the quality of their work, their professionalism, and the amount of time they can shoot. They can also tell you when they can turn around the project, and how long you must wait until you see your photos and the edited video. It is very important to meet your videographer or photographer ahead of time, review their demo reels, and discuss what you need. See how they can capture your special day. How many photos will they provide? Will you receive digital or actual paper prints? Will you need extra copies? How many hours of video? Any pre-ceremony clips you want them to capture and edit ahead of time, for example: trashing the wedding dress? It’s a ritual some millennial brides like to document on video or in photographs. The price is very important. You get what you pay for, as it is often said. Just be reasonable in your expectations, shop around, and compare demo albums and video reels, the amount and the quality of the work and leverage is with what you expect to get in return. To see Metropol Banquet’s Photo Gallery CLICK HERE.
8. NOT BEING PRESENT DURING AT THE CEREMONY & THE RECEPTION
Finally, be present! You want to be rested and alert to enjoy your special day and not be completely exhausted from the days and weeks leading up to this moment. Hugging friends and family, dancing the night away with your husband, mingling with guests are all a part of a joyous experience. Don’t be one of those brides who in the chaos of it all can hardly remember most of the ceremony. Relax, eat right and hydrate, smile and enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime, blessed day.