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1. You’re Overwhelmed With Too Much Tech

Technology has given us more choice than we could ever have imagined but with the explosion in the number of wedding related websites it’s not surprising brides and grooms-to-be are becoming increasingly overwhelmed, making the search for the wedding suppliers more difficult and the chances of small business owners being seen a lot less likely.

Solution: With so many wedding related websites available, it’s hard to know which ones to choose when it comes to searching for your suppliers, but the important thing is to take your time and do your research. Do an internet search using the keywords you would use to describe your wedding i.e Festival, Boho, Unique, speak to friends and get their recommendations, what sites did they use or find most helpful when it comes to finding suppliers and inspiration? This will take time but the more research you do the more likely you are to find the right suppliers for you.

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2. Buying Online Seems Like Too Much Of a Risk

Online wedding sales are rising, but with the increase comes a new challenge. How to determine who can be trusted with your money and who can’t? We have all heard the horror stories of brides that have bought gowns that look stunning online, only to receive a product later that was worlds away from what they had envisioned and with a growing number of websites offering cheap copies of designer gowns, the struggle is real.

Solution: It is so important to do your research when buying anything online. Have a good read of the website, check out it’s terms & conditions, read the reviews and the blog if it has one. These will all help you determine if the site is a trustworthy source. Find out if the supplier is able to send samples first? If you’re looking for something to be personalised, find out what the supplier will need from you before you order, don’t be afraid to ask questions and check out their delivery times. All of these tips will make sure your buying from a reputable source and will avoid any big wedding day disasters.

3. Your Budget is Unrealistic

Although many couples will enter into their wedding planning with a budget, as they step a little further into it, they almost immediately discover that there wedding will cost much more than they had originally planned.

Solution: Sit down with your partner and discuss what you would ideally want from your wedding day, then do your research and find out how much these things are going to cost. Once you have this number in your head you will be able to decide if you can realistically afford what you have in mind without going broke or whether you are going to have to get creative or save more.