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Top 5 Wedding Mistakes to Avoid From a Day-of-Wedding Coordinator

Your wedding day should be filled with happiness and joy. Whether you've been dreaming about your wedding day since you were a little girl or you're just now thinking about what you want your big day to look like, there are a few mistakes you want to avoid making.

1. Not reading through your entire venue contract

Just like with any contract, you want to make sure you're reading the fine print. To protect yourself and your guests, be sure to take the time to sift through all clauses of the contract and ensure you know what is being offered and what will happen if those offers fall through.

2. Thinking DIY is a cheaper alternative

Weddings are expensive. The cost of flowers, caterers, photographers, and all other expenses may prompt you to turn to DIY, but before you choose to DIY as much as you can, consider the following. Oftentimes, after purchasing crafts to DIY parts of your wedding, spending hours watching YouTube videos, and factoring in preparation, you might as well have hired a professional. DIY can be great for a select few things, but to save you time, stress, and money, look into working with an expert first!

3. Assuming you don't need a day-of-wedding coordinator

A day-of-wedding coordinator is crucial! Your wedding day should be as fun, stress-free, and seamless as possible. A day-of-wedding coordinator's job is to make that happen. You shouldn't be worried about the timeline of events, the vision of your day coming to life, and handling last minute logistics. Take the hassle out of the possibility of those scenarios occurring by hiring a day-of-wedding coordinator to begin with.

4. Missing legal steps when tying the knot

In order for your marriage to be officially recognized within your state, you will need to fill out legal paperwork. In order to avoid any missteps, do your research, make a checklist, and reference it throughout the entire wedding planning process. You want to be sure that at the end of your wedding day, you are officially married!

5. Being too stressed that you forget what really matters

Your wedding is a celebration you will remember forever. Try to make it a point to be present, trust your wedding team, and enjoy each and every moment as best as you can. At the end of the day, the love you and your partner share is what really matters.

If you're planning a wedding on Nantucket and looking for a day-of-wedding coordinator, email ACK Gift Bags & Events at to learn more about working with us!

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