The 50 Mistakes Brides Always Make

Any bride who has spent even just one afternoon wedding planning knows it takes an enormous amount of organization. With dozens of decisions on your horizon, creating a fine-tuned budget and laying out a well-planned timeline is key. And since this is likely your first time organizing such a large-scale event, it's easier than you'd think to fall prey to the pitfalls of wedding planning.

So where should you begin so your wedding planning starts on solid footing? "Once your budget is established, you can make smart decisions on hiring the right team of vendors who work best with your personalities and will execute your vision for the day," says Sarah True, owner and creative director of True Event, based in Madison, Connecticut. "By having these discussions early, it will set the tone for the overall planning and result in less stress as you go through the process."

Still, even the most vigilant bride can be steered off course, and you don't want to make the same mistakes other brides have. As you pore over Pinterest, try on gowns, choose invitation suites, sample cake selections, and book your honeymoon, refer to this list of the 50 major mistakes brides make while planning their wedding, courtesy of expert planners and vendors.

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