When it comes to wedding planning, there are many myths and misconceptions floating around. A lot of people think they know what they’re doing, but really, they’re just repeating outdated information or following bad advice. In this blog post, we’ll debunk the 10 most common wedding planning myths.
You Need To Spend a Fortune on Your Wedding
When planning a wedding, it can be easy to get caught up in societal pressure and the idea that you must spend a fortune on every little detail. But the truth is, having a beautiful and meaningful wedding day doesn’t have to break the bank.
The More People You Invite, the More Expensive Your Wedding Will Be
The truth is, the cost of your wedding overall doesn’t necessarily increase with each additional guest. In fact, many venue and catering costs are based on a flat fee rather than a per-person charge.
If You Don’t Have a Big Wedding, It Won’t Be “Real”
A wedding is a celebration of love and commitment between two people, so the thing that makes it “real” isn’t necessarily a big ceremony. You can have a very “real” wedding with just a few loved ones. Whether you choose to gather all those special people in a grand ballroom or cozy backyard, what matters most is that they share in your joy on that day.
Bridesmaids and Groomsmen Are Mandatory
Despite what many people think, not all weddings include bridesmaids and groomsmen! Couples may choose to forego traditional attendants and have a group of “honor attendants” or even just have their parents stand with them. The most important thing is to have the people by your side that are most important to you, regardless of gender or age. Ultimately, it’s your wedding, so include (or don’t include) the people you want to!
You Must Have a Sit-Down Dinner at Your Wedding
There is no one-size-fits-all formula for a successful wedding celebration. Couples have the freedom to serve food in any way they please, whether it be a buffet-style spread, passed hors d’oeuvres, food truck fare, or even just cake and dessert. The only rule when it comes to catering is to ensure your guests will leave satisfied.
Wedding Planning Is Always Stressful
There may be some challenges and hiccups during wedding planning, but with a little organization and good communication with your partner and vendors, you can approach wedding planning with ease. Remember, at the end of the day, what matters is that you are marrying the love of your life.
You Should Wait Until After the Engagement To Start Planning
You can and should start wedding planning as soon as you and your partner have decided to get married. The earlier you start, the more time you’ll have to make choices that fit both your budget and your vision for the big day. Plus, don’t forget about deadlines—venues and vendors often book up well in advance, so starting early gives you a better chance of landing your first choice.
Couples Should Plan Their Weddings Together
At the end of the day, as long as both partners are happy with the final result, it doesn’t matter who did what during the planning process. So debunk this common wedding planning myth—it’s okay for couples to split up tasks and delegate responsibilities.
You Can Only Get Married in a Church
Love knows no bounds, and your wedding ceremony can happen anywhere meaningful to the two of you, whether it’s a cultural center, mountain top, or even your own backyard. So go ahead and throw out any preconceived notions about where your wedding ceremony needs to take place. Ultimately, all that matter is that you and your partner are happy.
Destination Weddings Are Always More Expensive
Many destination wedding packages have all-inclusive options that can save money in the long run. Plus, with a smaller guest list and simplified venue choices, couples can often focus their budget on a few key elements instead of spreading it thin.
Wedding planning can be a lot of fun, but it can also be stressful. That’s why it’s important to debunk the myths and misconceptions that people often believe about wedding planning. By knowing what to expect, you’ll be able to plan your wedding more easily and have less stress leading up to the big day. We hope this article has helped clear up some of the confusion around wedding planning and that you feel ready to start tackling planning for your big day!