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7 Things to Avoid on Your Wedding Day

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Congrats on your engagement! As you embark on the exciting journey towards your dream wedding, it’s essential to be aware of what’s trending and, equally important, what’s not.

At For Better For Worse, we understand the importance of staying ahead of the curve and making your wedding day uniquely yours. So, let’s delve into what you might want to avoid for a wedding that’s truly unforgettable.

What’s Out:

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In the world of weddings, trends evolve, and currently, the classic white chair covers and organza bows are taking a backseat. Embrace the diversity of chair styles and fabrics to add personality and flair to your venue. Experiment with textures, colours, and even mismatched seating for a more contemporary and personalised touch.

Another styling thing to avoid is the possibility of overdecorating. There is certainly a thing as ‘too much’ décor. With this in mind, if your budget permits, find a wedding stylist that you love the vibe of and work with them to style your wedding day. They are the experts, avoid ignoring them.

Check out some more of 2024’s wedding trends here.

Breaking the Chains of Superstitions:

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While traditions add charm to weddings, it’s time to bid adieu to superstitions that might bring unnecessary stress. Toss aside the worries about seeing each other before the ceremony, walking under ladders, or the fear of rain on your big day.

Embrace a more carefree and open-minded approach to ensure a stress-free celebration, dance to the beat of your own wedding drum!

Colours to Embrace, Colours to Avoid:

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Ditch the strict colour rules and let your creativity flow. While muted tones have dominated weddings in the past, vibrant and bold colours are taking centre stage. Say goodbye to rigid colour palettes and have fun experimenting with shades that resonate with your personalities. Let your wedding be a canvas of your love story.

Social Media Moderation:

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In the age of smartphones and hashtags, it’s tempting to document every moment on social media. However, consider tightening the reins on social media rules at your wedding. Encourage your guests to be present in the moment rather than glued to their screens. Strike a balance between sharing and savouring to make your day truly memorable.

Relax and Enjoy the Journey:

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Planning a wedding can be overwhelming but remember to enjoy the journey. Let go of the need for perfection and allow the day to unfold naturally. Embrace the unexpected moments, and don’t let stress overshadow the joy of the occasion. Your wedding day is a celebration of love, so go with the flow and relish every moment.

Also avoid making decisions solely based on guests’ expectations. Whether it’s the venue, the menu, or the theme, prioritise what resonates with you as a couple. This day is about the two of you, so let your choices reflect your dreams and desires.

On the Big Day:

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On the actual wedding day, amidst the whirlwind of emotions and excitement, it’s crucial to steer clear of common pitfalls that could dampen your joyous celebration.

In the midst of pre-wedding jitters and the rush of getting ready, many couples find themselves neglecting one of the most basic needs – nourishment. Remember to eat good in the morning, indulge in canapes and eat your wedding breakfast, you have paid for the luxury!

Now we all love a party but too much alcohol should be avoided. So keep in mind to limit your alcohol intake to ensure a clear-headed and memorable experience.

Remember to avoid uncomfortable shoes! Limping down the aisle is not a good look.

Other Essentials to Avoid:

  • Overcomplicating the guest list
  • Ignoring a backup plan for outdoor weddings
  • Waiting until the last minute for key decisions
  • Underestimating the importance of a good photographer and videographer
  • Neglecting to communicate with your vendors effectively


As you dive into the world of wedding planning, remember that For Better For Worse are here to guide you every step of the way. Stay true to yourselves, be open to new ideas, and most importantly, savour the journey towards your happily ever after.

Cheers to a wedding that reflects your love story in the most magical way possible!

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