Top Wedding Planning Myths
When it's time to plan your wedding, you will hear advice from anyone and everyone...whether you ask for it or not.Some of it's great and helpful, some of it, not so much. With all of that information out there, how do you know what will work for you and what won't? Well, here are some wedding planning myths, that are not entirely true, remember, it's your day, nothing is set in stone, except for your ring of course! This may help make your planning a little bit easier:
Myth 1: You have to wear a white dress
Not at all! This day is about you, and you can certainly wear whatever you'd like! In fact, you don't even have to wear a dress if you don't want to! You can wear whatever you're heart desires, it's your day! If you think you'd like to wear a color, not just white, do it up! Maybe add some bling or flowers to your attire, I say, the more the better!
Myth 2: Hiring talented friends is the same as hiring professionals
Ok, so this is SOMETIMES ok to do. Honestly, it all depends on the couple, the "talented friend", and what you're looking to hire them for. If you're thinking 'Hey, I'll hire my buddy to play my iPod instead of hiring a DJ.' That's where you might want to think twice and spend the extra cash...trust me, it's not the same thing. Now, on the other hand, if you have a talented friend who takes gorgeous photos and you don't have thousands to shell out for a pro, than my all means, I say go for it! I did that. I have a friend who does photography on the side and he's great! I hired him to do my wedding photos and I don't regret it for one second, he did a beautiful job and I saved a lot of money that way.
Myth 3: If you went to their wedding, you have to invite them to yours
Don't feel trapped into inviting someone just because they invited you to their wedding. It's your day, invite the people you want at your wedding. If someone assumes they're invited, let them know up front (sooner rather than later) that because of space or budget constraints, you had to limit the guest list.
Myth 4: A wedding planner is too expensive
Here's the deal: Not only can a wedding planner help you stay organized and suggest incredible never-been-done ideas, but she can also end up saving you thousands and keep you on track with your budget! Many planners work closely with florists, rental companies and other pros and often have access to industry discounts, which they can pass along to you. Even if you can't afford a full wedding planner, look into hiring one for the "Day of". I can vouch for this one personally...and I was one of those girls that thought I couldn't afford a planner. Truth is, they aren't as expensive as you think and the #1 piece of advice I would give, is to hire a planner. I had a truly FABULOUS one, Dayna Mancini-Simmons from Creative Unique Themed Events. She gave me the wedding of my dreams, I'd recommend her to anyone in a heartbeat!
Myth 5: You have to take out a second mortgage to pay for a wedding
There are easy ways to save money, so don't start your marriage together in debt! Set your priorities straight, if you know you want a designer wedding dress, a venue with a view or an amazing bouquet, make those your splurge items. Then, look for ways to save in other areas that carry less weight. It can be stressful, but it can be done!
Myth 6: Wedding food is always bad
I thought for sure this was a "thing", because I had been to so many weddings with the same old food and it was never good! However, I have been to some weddings that had awesome food! Wedding food CAN be great, as long as you hire the right vendor(s). Some of the latest wedding catering trends are comfort foods, like sliders, mac and cheese and ice cream bars. Think outside the box here, have fun with it, you don't have to have the same old stuffy food that you've seen at weddings past.