The 10 Worst Mistakes Brides Make — & How To Avoid Them

Illustrated by Elliot Salazar.
While every bride would love to think that she’ll singlehandedly plan the most flawless nuptials to date, the reality is that most times, something goes amiss. Ironically, sometimes those mishaps occur precisely because you’re so focused on having the perfect day.

Just take it from these wedding planners: They've witnessed brides making the same mistakes over and over again, from allowing wedding talk to overtake their relationships to opting for metallic bridesmaid dresses just because of a fleeting trend. Whether you’re a bride-to-be or just looking out for one, take note of these major mistakes and follow our professional advice for avoiding them.