Congratulations on your engagement! Now that you’re ready to start planning your dream wedding, you’ve probably been bombarded with advice from friends, family, and the internet. While some of this advice may be helpful, there are also many wedding planning myths that you can ignore. These myths can add unnecessary stress and expenses to your big day, so it’s important to separate fact from fiction.
Here are some common MYTHS about wedding planning that you should definitely toss aside.
- A talented friend is exactly the same as a professional. This particular myth is especially relevant when it comes to choosing a photographer. Just because you have a friend who takes amazing holiday photos, doesn’t mean they’re prepared or skilled enough to capture your wedding day.
- Every detail needs to be perfect. If you would prefer to not drive yourself crazy before your wedding day, leave perfection at the door. Your wedding doesn’t need to be Pinterest perfect in order for it to be special and memorable.
- DIY is the only way. While DIY is a great way to save money, it isn’t always the best route. Sometimes it’s better to pay a professional to assist you with aspects such as your cake, catering, and even some of your décor.
- You went to their wedding so they should be invited to yours. There is absolutely no rule that says you have to invite every single person that invited you to their wedding. This is your day and your budget so choose your guests wisely.
- You should be engaged for at least a year. There is no rule that says you need to wait at least 365 days before you wed. Your timing should be based on your personal preferences and your lives.
- You should have an equal number of bridesmaids and groomsmen. This is your wedding and if your future husband only wants his brother at his side on his wedding day while you want all 5 of your best friends, that’s totally ok. Adding people to your wedding party unnecessarily just racks up unnecessary costs.
- It’s ok to go into debt in order to have the perfect wedding. You do not want to start your married life with mountains of debt just so that you could have a magazine-worthy wedding. Decide what’s most important to you as a couple and allocate your budget accordingly.
Ultimately, your wedding day is about celebrating the love you and your partner share. It’s important to remember that there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to wedding planning. Don’t let myths and traditions dictate your decisions. Instead, focus on creating a celebration that reflects your unique personality and style. With a little bit of flexibility and creativity, you can plan a wedding that’s truly one-of-a-kind. So, enjoy the process, and don’t be afraid to break a few rules along the way!