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20 Things You Shouldn't Do When Planning A Wedding

By Lori Garcia |

When it comes to planning your dream wedding, finding Mr. Right is the easy part.

Unless you’re equal parts Martha Stewart, hostage negotiator, and organizational ninja, wedding planning has the capacity to drive brides to the brink of elopement. (It happened to a girl I know; her story involves a drive-thru wedding.)

But for those of you busy planning your special day, congratulations! We here at Babble just love a good wedding. While we anxiously await our invitation in the mail, we offer these 20 wedding planning pitfalls you’ll want to avoid; after the jump!

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How Not to Plan a Wedding - Wedding Planning Dont's

Invite people you don't like

This one’s tricky, especially when it comes to family and crappy co-workers. Your wedding day is supposed to be a day that brings you joy. If someone has the power to cast a dark shadow on your wedding day, make the decision that will bring you the greatest peace of mind.
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Lori Garcia

Lori Garcia is a writer and mother of two living and loving in Southern California. When she's not fussing with her bangs, you can find her shaking her groove thing on her personal blog, Mommyfriend where she almost never combines true tales of motherhood and mayhem with her degree in child development. Read bio and latest posts → Read Lori's latest posts →

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4 thoughts on “20 Things You Shouldn't Do When Planning A Wedding

  1. goddess says:

    Thank you- excellent list!~

  2. bwsf says:

    I was guilty of inviting people I don’t like, but only because they’re my mom’s family!!! Looking back though, I’d probably have had a conversation with my mom about it. Just because they’re family doesn’t mean they deserve to be with us on our special day. If they wanted that privilege, they should have been earning it all those years before.

  3. Heather says:

    What if you don’t have a wedding website or even if you do, what if people that are invited to the wedding aren’t going to get on the website anyway? I mean, I know the gifts aren’t everything, but I am just asking what you should do in those instances…

  4. Kate says:

    Do yourself a favor and give people the registry information somehow. We had an added info sheet with hotel and registry information as well as directions to the rehearsal dinner.

    If you don’t tell people these things, registry especially, you phone will ring NON_STOP. This is one time in your life people really, really want to give you stuff. Have a good range of prices and let them. It may have been ride 20 years ago to tell people that but now it’s just polite and easy for them.

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