Wedding Planning Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid – ETC Events, KwaZulu-Natal

Wedding Planning is a huge, time-consuming, and complex task and can be overwhelming. It will be one of the most important days of your life and every bride wants it to be perfect and memorable. At ETC Events we are not just a wedding planner, we are your best friend and can take all the stress out of planning your special day. 

Debbie Montague is the owner of ETC Events. She has over 20 years of experience. She will take care of all the details, work within your budget and leave you to relax and enjoy the day. Debbie has worked with brides from nearby and as far afield as New Zealand, Australia, the UK, and Dubai. Each wedding is unique and beautiful in its own way. Whether it is for 6 people or 250, each will get the same professional service from ETC Events. Debbie is passionate about making your wedding fit your personality and your taste and what is important to you.

ETC Events work with experienced, reliable, and professional suppliers. Debbie is an experienced floral artist, which will save costs as she does all décor and flowers. Each detail will be taken care of from the invitations, arranging for a marriage officer, venue, table settings, seating plan, food, etc. ETC Events will ensure that everything is done to perfection and to your satisfaction. ETC Events will be right by your side from beginning to end and only have your best interests at heart.

To assist you Debbie has put together a list of the top 10 biggest mistakes to avoid in planning a wedding.


  • A Lack of Personality
    The number one biggest mistake I see is a wedding devoid of the couple’s own personalities.
  • Wasting Money
    Be careful you’re not spending money where you don’t need to.  Make sure you know your budget, what’s important to you – and what isn’t.   
  • Forgetting What a Wedding Really Is
    The wedding ceremony is the main event – the reception is just a celebration of it. Make sure you’ve put enough thought into the music, readings, and vows that will make your wedding ceremony memorable.
  • Not Knowing the Master of Ceremonies
    There are two people whose personalities are almost as important as the couple getting married – they are MC of the ceremony and MC of the reception. \Make sure that your personalities mesh well with these two people, and that you feel listened to and respected.
  • Thinking “It Could Never Rain on MY Wedding Day”
    So many couples forget to plan for things going wrong. If you’re having an outdoor wedding, make sure that you have an alternate location in case of rain. ETC EVENTS will manage this process, having a Plan B gives everyone peace of mind.
  • Forgetting the Meaning of the Word “Budget”
    Figuring how much you could save, how much parents would give, and what you are prepared to spend.  Then put a budget together including everything so see  what you can cut and where you can save
  • Getting Trashed the Night Before the Wedding
    An early night in is always the best the night before your Wedding, the last thing you need is to wake up with a headache, puffy skin or a fuzzy head AND THE CAMERA DOESN’T LIE !
  • Being Inconsiderate
    Yes, it’s your wedding, and your special day. But you need to take other people into consideration as well. After all, a good host puts others needs front and center. Is what you need the wedding party to do fair? Will your guests be forced to stand around without food or drink for an hour while you take pictures?  Are you planning your wedding for a holiday weekend when most of your in-town guests wish they could get out of town? 
  • Not Involving Your Better Half
    Wedding planning can and should be the domain of both of you. I suggest setting aside a regular weekly meeting time to talk about new ideas, research that you’ve done, and set wedding-related goals for the next week.
  • Losing Perspective
    Don’t forget to keep your eye on what’s really important to you. Don’t get bogged down in so many small details that you don’t spend enough time on what’s important.

And the Biggest mistake of all is not hiring ETC EVENTS to ensure all the above mistakes aren’t made and you have stress free Wedding Planning and a Dream Wedding that you can enjoy with no worries on your Big Day. Read more here…

To find out more about ETC Events, give them a call on (083) 6537900 or email Visit their website at them on Google Maps.



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