6 Wedding Planning Tasks That Are a Waste of Your Time

So you’ve started the wedding planning process– congrats! We know the pressure is on to have the wedding of your dreams, so what if you we told you that some wedding planning tasks were unnecessary? To make your life easier, we’ve chatted with a few wedding experts are here to make sure you get a bang for your buck, and a planning experience you will never forget (for the better, of course!). If you’re in the midst of planning your big day, scroll on to find out which tasks you can nip in the bud.

6 Wedding Planning Tasks That Are a Waste of Time Photo via Generation Tux

  1. Shopping Storefront. This is easy. Renting from a store is the biggest waste of time in history. Why go back and forth to a store, deal with traffic, pick the suit up the day before your wedding, hope it is ok, only to turn around and take it back the next? Then have the audacity to make your best of friends do it too? Old school. Online is your friend. And it is just better. And safer. Yes, I am Director of Marketing for Generation Tux, an online suit and rental solution, but I am also a 4-time groomsman, 1-time best man and never had the option to rent online when I served.” – Nathan Bellah, Director of Marketing at Generation Tux 
6 Wedding Planning Tasks That Are a Waste of Time

Photography: Sanaz Photography

  1. Planning all those ‘extra’ eventsIf you’re completely crunched for time, don’t feel obligated to throw additional events like an engagement or bachelorette party. We promise that an old-school slumber party with your bride tribe (along with some adult beverages), or an at-home floral arrangement party will be just as much fun as a big bash—and way less stressful to plan!” – Jenna Miller, Creative Director of Here Comes the Guide 
Wedding Planning Tasks That Are a Waste of Your Time

Photography: One Love Photography

  1. Putting together a seating chart. “Try just assigning tables instead of assigning specific seats for all of your guests. Your guests will appreciate the flexibility, you’ll save hours of time and countless post-it notes, and everything will end up okay, we promise!” – Euri Wong, Lead Designer at Bloominous 
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  2. Photography: The Hassards, Event Design: Major Events , Floral Design: Flowers at Will, Bridal Gown: Rue De Seine

Picking out matching bridesmaid dresses. Give your wedding party fashion freedom! Take advantage of the mix-and-match dress trend by giving your ladies (and gents!) the color palette/event style you’ve chosen, along with the freedom to pick their own ensemble. Your bridal party will appreciate your flexibility—and you’ll save loads of time on wedding party shopping trips.” – Jenna Miller, Creative Director of Here Comes the Guide 

Wedding Planning Tasks That Are a Waste of Time

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  1. Registering at a brick-and-mortar store. While nothing’s more fun than using that little scanner gun, couples in a time crunch should take advantage of the wide array of online registry options available. Because why spend the time driving to-and-from the actual store when you can register from the comfort of your own couch? From honeymoon registries to websites that let you add gifts from any store, make things easy on yourself by shopping entirely online.” – Jenna Miller, Creative Director of Here Comes the Guide 
6 Wedding Planning Tasks That Are a Waste of Time

Photography: Rachel Buckley Weddings, Pet Coordinator: For the Love of Paws Boston, Planning + Design: Jessica Hennessey Weddings, Puppies: GDRNE, Floral Design: Beach Plum Floral

  1. Giving traditional wedding favors. Let’s be real: most of your guests won’t be sad if they don’t receive a tea light candle or glassine bag full of Hershey’s kisses. Instead of spending the time putting together favors, why not donate the money to your favorite charity instead? Then, put up a pretty sign at the reception letting your guests know how they were a part of it. You’ll not only save time, but you’ll also give back—and we call that a win-win.” – Jenna Miller, Creative Director of Here Comes the Guide