A wedding is a big investment. Naturally, the only ‘hitch’ you want it to go off with is the actual “getting hitched” part. But often in wedding planning, as in life, mistakes can happen. That’s why it's important to be careful during the wedding planning process. Mistakes may inevitably happen, but depending on how prepared you are, they may not be as bad as they could be.

Here are some common wedding planning mistakes, and what you should do to prevent or minimize their impact on your big day.

Not Choosing The Right Venue

The venue is arguably one of the most important aspects of your wedding. After all, if you have nowhere to host your event or put all your beautiful decorations, you’re in big trouble. But choosing the right venue doesn’t have to be complicated.

When looking for the right wedding venue in NYC, remember to consider factors such as:

● Does it have enough space to accommodate my guest list? ● Does it have enough space to accommodate my decor? ● Does it offer catering? ● Does the venue have adequate restroom facilities? ● Does the venue have handicap accessibility? ● Does the venue have indoor / outdoor in case of inclement weather? ● Can you customize the lighting and set up AV equipment? ● Does the venue have neutral decor so it doesn’t clash with yours? ● Does the venue have scenic views indoors and outdoors?

If you can answer yes to these questions, you’re on the right track. It often helps to write down your questions before touring the venue, so you don’t forget to ask the staff at the venue when you visit. Not only does Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC offer all of these amenities, our planning team can help answer any questions you may have about the venue and make sure you can check them off your checklist!

Not Allowing Enough Time To Plan

While some weddings are less detailed than others, it still takes time to plan the perfect event, so be sure to allow ample time to plan. Book your venue as soon as possible, so you know when you’ll need all the other details delivered by. This includes your gown (gowns can take months to arrive), flowers, decorations, entertainment, invitations, and even your menu.

At Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC, we are happy to meet with you and do our best to work with your timeline. Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment and we’ll get the planning process started!

Not Making Considerations For Your Guests

While your big day is truly all about you, don’t forget your guests. Do you have guests with disabilities? Make sure your venue is fully accessible. Guests with dietary restrictions? Plan a menu that accommodates a variety of diets, including Kosher and vegetarian entrees. Do you have guests with food allergies? Make sure your caterer can make some allergy free options for that guest.

But food isn’t the only consideration you should make for your guests. Weather is something you can’t control, but you can have a backup plan to keep your guests comfortable. If it rains, does your venue have an indoor option? If it’s cold, is there a way to keep guests warm, such as space heaters? Is there enough entertainment to keep your guests engaged while you’re having photos taken?

At Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC, we are not only fully accessible, we have our own in-house catering team that can make almost anything your heart desires. We are happy to accommodate a variety of diets, including Kosher, vegetarian, vegan, and allergy free.

We also have both indoor and outdoor space available for your ceremony and reception, and our rooftop space has electricity, so space heaters can be installed if needed.

Not Planning For Children

For those who choose to invite children to their big day, don’t forget that little ones often get bored easily, are picky eaters, and get tired easily. When planning your wedding, be sure to remember your youngest guests. You’ll need to decide, will you have a special kids table, or will the children be seated with their families? Do you have some menu options for picky eaters? Do you have a way to keep the littles entertained so their parents can celebrate with other adults? Hosting children at your wedding can be fun with the right accommodations!

Remember, mistakes are bound to happen, but you can minimize their impact with a little preparation. At Tribeca Rooftop + 360° we’re happy to help you plan your big day with solutions for many of the challenges that arise in the wedding planning process. To learn more, contact Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC today!