Mistakes? I've made a few.
Especially when it comes to sending online invitations.
MISTAKE 1 : NOT GATHERING EVERYONE'S EMAIL ADDRESS
While this might sound like a no-brainer, hear me out. We didn't have everyone's email address, and a lot of our older relatives share an email address with their partner. We figured we'd send the invite to one member in the family, and they would pass it along to everyone else. WRONG! Make sure you get every cousin, friend, and relative's email address if you plan on inviting them.
MISTAKE 2: NOT THOROUGHLY EXPLAINING THE INVITE LIST TO YOUR MAID-OF-HONOUR
This will really only come back to bite you in the butt if you’re having a shower or bachelorette. How will your MOH know that Chris is a shortened form of Christine, and she should be invited to the bridal shower? Or that you didn’t have an Aunt’s email address so you’ve been contacting them via their husband’s address? And then their husband thinks your bridal shower is a Jack and Jill and asks if they’re invited? To avoid any awkwardness, just take the extra step and gather everyone’s email.
MISTAKE 3: NOT FIGURING OUT THE DEAL WITH YOUR REGISTRY BEFORE BRIDAL SHOWER INVITES ARE SENT
Nothing like having to explain to everyone that you’re actually not registering at Kitchen Stuff Plus and they should only check out The Bay. It’s confusing for your guests. Also confusing for your guests? Only registering for three items. Make sure there's plenty for everyone to choose from at the time the invite is sent.
And those are my mistakes! Well, mistakes so far. I’m sure there will be more and I’ll share so that you don’t make the same ones!