So you’re about to start planning your big day! As you may already know, there’s a lot of advice out there for new brides, so much so that it can be difficult to decide what advice to take and what to ignore.
If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed with all of the advice you’ve been reading and receiving, here are a few wedding planning myths that you can 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 or videographer. 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 mad 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, memorable and PERFECT FOR YOU!
DIY is the only way
While DIY is sometimes a great way to save money, it isn’t always the best route. Many times it’s better to pay a professional to assist you with aspects such as your cake, catering, florals 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 special 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 okay to have the wedding YOU WANT!
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.
Remember that your wedding day should be unique to you and your partner! Do what you feel is right when planning your special day!