There’s no shortage of advice available about planning your big day, from blog articles to magazines to Pinterest and Instagram. But there are a lot of myths out there when it comes to wedding planning, and as professional planners, we’re here to help debunk some of those myths!
Myth #1: You have to wear white
White dresses are traditional, but it’s definitely not bad luck to break tradition. If you have always envisioned yourself walking down the aisle in a white gown, then go for it! But don’t feel obligated to wear white if it’s not the color you would choose on your own. Your wedding should reflect your personal style, and so should your dress.
Myth #2: Weather can ruin your big day
Part of wedding planning is building a backup plan for what to do if it rains on your outdoor wedding or if an emergency happens. A wedding planner can help you develop this plan so you don’t have to stress about poor weather derailing your nuptials.
Myth #3: You should have a large wedding party
If you only have a few close friends, don’t stress about finding additional people to add to your wedding. Wouldn’t you rather celebrate your marriage with your besties instead of cousins you’re not close to? While some brides opt for huge wedding parties, we’re not all living that 27 Dresses life! Choose the people closest to you to be a part of your special day, and you won’t regret it.
Myth #4: Your wedding should be visually stunning
We’ve all seen enough movie and TV weddings to feel like a wedding day should be an Event. But it doesn’t have to be. Your wedding should reflect what you want, whether that’s a huge party or an intimate ceremony with only your closest family and friends. How you decorate and design your day is up to you, and a wedding planner can help you achieve your vision.
Myth #5: Your bachelorette party should be the night before
While bachelor and bachelorette celebrations sometimes occur the night before the big day, these days it’s more common for these parties to take place weeks before the ceremony. After all, you don’t want to be hungover on your wedding day, and planning a party weeks before allows you to travel somewhere fun, instead of having a rushed event in the same location as your ceremony.
Myth #6: You have to honeymoon immediately
You don’t have to leave your wedding reception for the airport! In fact, you can just head home and plan your honeymoon for weeks or even months later. More and more couples are opting to return to normal life for a bit before taking off on a honeymoon vacation, due to work scheduled or financial reasons. Do what works best for you.
Myth #7: DIY is the way to cut costs
Pinterest is full of ideas on how to DIY everything from your centerpieces to your wedding favors, but DIY isn’t always the way to go. In many cases, you may end up spending more on supplies than you would if you just bought the items you needed. DIY projects can also take a ton of time, so unless you have lots of free time—or some very helpful friends—you may not even have time to get everything done. Look into all your options before opting for DIY.
These are just a few of the common wedding planning myths we see couples believe. The most important thing you can do when you planning your wedding is to make the day about the two of you: your love, your relationship and your future together.