Beach weddings in Seychelles have become increasingly popular in recent times. The pristine white sand and turquoise sea make glorious backdrops for your beautiful photos that you will treasure for years to come. This is probably one of many things that helped you to decide to plan your wedding in Seychelles.
Planning a wedding is an exciting time for many couples and it can help bring you even closer with each other while thinking about your future together as a newly married couple. We don’t want to put a downer on your experience, but sometimes things can go wrong on the day that are beyond your control. Some examples are thunderstorms instead of sunshine, running behind schedule, the registrar becoming ill or the wrong wind direction.
Although certain factors are uncontrollable, there are things that you can avoid beforehand to help you in certain situations. We’ve put together the following mistakes to avoid when planning your Seychelles Wedding.
Mistakes To Avoid For Your Seychelles Beach Wedding
Trying To Do Everything Yourself
It’s understandable that some people love to be involved in every aspect of planning their wedding. It’s an exciting time and you want to make sure that everything is perfect and exactly how you want it. You may have done plenty of research and read various articles to help you with the process. However, trying to DIY a wedding in a country that you’re unfamiliar with can make things worse.
Attempting to contact and coordinate each individual vendor is extremely time-consuming and can make you feel overwhelmed and stressed out. You will also find that the price of your wedding builds up too much with each vendor having to be paid for their time and any supplies that they might provide. This is especially true if you want quite a few guests at your wedding. The more people invited, the more it’s going to cost you.
We recommend that you choose a wedding package that will provide you with your very own wedding planner. They will be able to take your dreams and ideas and turn them into the perfect day for you. Trying to do it yourself means that you may miss some of the finer details that can make your day extra special. A local wedding planner will never miss these out, and you will thank them for taking the time to add that unique cake topper or specially engraved cake cutting knives.
Not Trusting Your Wedding Planner
Every now and then, we meet couples who have spent lots of time researching and finding out as much information as possible. While this can be helpful in some ways, the downside is that some of the information they find is either outdated or comes from incomplete sources. For example, they may find an article claiming that the north side of Mahe has less seaweed than the south side, but the source hadn’t factored in monsoon season and wind direction.
It’s important points like this that your wedding planner will be very familiar with. Because they are local to Seychelles, they will have plenty of knowledge of the climate, weather patterns, the best beaches to have your ceremony on, the right timings for your day and many other things. Putting your trust into your wedding planner and letting them do what they do best is essential in helping you have the best day possible.
Spending Too much Time On Pinterest
Pinterest is very well known for providing people with inspiration and ideas on various things, and planning a wedding is no exception. There are tons of ideas that pop up when you search for wedding inspiration, such as cake designs, different dress styles, bouquet ideas and everything else you can think of.
While this can help you come up with suggestions to put forward to your wedding planner, it can be easy to forget that some of the things you find may not work for a wedding in Seychelles. With Seychelles being a tropical country, certain things won’t work or can’t be done compared to other countries. All that time spent getting lost scrolling and pinning your favourite ideas would’ve been a waste.
Instead, you can ask your wedding planner for help with what will work for your wedding day. You can ask for samples of decorations from previous ceremonies so that you can get some ideas of what’s achievable, or look through our photo albums on our website to see what other couples have done.
Relying Too Much On Weather Forecasts
If you’re planning a Wedding in Seychelles, it’s very likely that one of the reasons why you chose this option is because you want a beach wedding on a glorious sunny day with clear skies. We understand that this can be a vital part of giving you your dream day, however, you shouldn’t rely on the weather forecasts to plan it.
We’ve seen many couples become obsessed and carried away with what the weather forecast predicts for their planned date. Some couples have even gone as far as scheduling and rescheduling their wedding day based solely on weather predictions. Some people forget that Seychelles has a tropical climate and that any weather forecast is a prediction rather than a guarantee.
That’s not to say that it will definitely rain. Still, even if it does, it could rain on the other side of the country or a completely different island to the one you’re getting married on, meaning that your ceremony is unaffected by bad weather. What you can do instead is rely on your wedding planner. If it rains, they will have other plans in place and will do everything they can to ensure that you get your dream day. You can ask them what their options are at any time so you can feel reassured and less stressed about something that’s out of your control.
Sweating The Small Stuff
Going back to things that can go wrong along the way, it can be easy to get yourself worked up too much about these small things. Whether you want a specific flower for your bouquet that turns out to be out of season, or your registrar gets held up at their previous wedding, you should try not to let it get to you.
At the end of the day, you are there to walk down the aisle surrounded by the beautiful scenery that Seychelles has to offer and marry the love of your life. Don’t worry yourself over the small things, be present and bask in the special moment. This is a once in a lifetime experience, and you’ll regret it if you spend your time stressed and worried about minor issues.
Now that you know about the most common mistakes, you will be able to avoid them and truly make sure that you enjoy the planning process and the lead up to your special wedding day.
It’s time to get planning! Remember that your wedding planner is there to help you and will answer any questions that you may have about anything to do with your wedding. You don’t have to try and do everything yourself and can rely on them to make your dream day a reality.