Since you’ve announced your engagement, you’ve probably heard it all. “You have to wear white,” says your aunt. “Every guest needs party favors,” says your friend. There are hundreds of wedding myths out there, and we’re set out to bust them all! Your wedding should solely be about you – do what you wish and don’t worry about what everyone else thinks! Take a look at these most common wedding myths and decide which ones you want to discard.
Wedding Myth #1: Brides must wear white.
You can wear whatever color you please! While white is the most traditional, brides are now donning pink, blush, champagne and even black wedding dresses. Brightly colored and patterned sashes, belts and accessories are now in trend and brides are shedding the all-white cliché.
Wedding Myth #2: June is the best and most popular month to get married.
Don’t get us wrong, the weather is certainly beautiful in June, but the most-popular wedding month has some less than flattering roots. In the old days, the arrival of June signified the end of Lent and time for spring-time bath. Brides chose to get married in June to be at their freshest and cleanest – they only bathed once a month!
Wedding Myth #3: Go buffet – it’s cheaper than plated dinners.
When you crunch the numbers, you’ll find that buffet and plated dinners run in the same price range. Plated dinners have an advantage that buffet dinner do not – portion control! When guests serve the food themselves, they will likely take as much as they want, which is often more than they need. This leads to money down the trash! Weigh your options and decide which works best for you.
Wedding Myth #4: Leave yourself at least a year to plan the wedding.
Depending on your comfort and stress level, weddings can often be planned, from start to finish, within several months. Wedding venues and photographers are the ones that book the quickest, so once you’ve found those, you can rest assured that the food and DJ will fall into place. Many venues also offer discounts on open dates a few months out.
Wedding Myth #5: Wedding planners are a waste of money and controlling.
Your wedding planner should support and assist you throughout the wedding process. While your friends and family may tire of hearing your endless ideas and thoughts, your wedding planner should always take into account your concerns and listen to what you have to say. A good wedding planner can put all your worries to rest!