Clicking around on the knot, I came across this topic. Curious, I clicked to find out the Top 10 Wedding Planning Myths and wondered if I would agree. Go here for the full article on the knot. Below is a summary and my take on what they consider a myth…
- Hiring friends is the same as hiring wedding vendors. Myth! Let’s just start with your friends should be able to enjoy your wedding day. And what if you aren’t completely pleased with their services – will your friendship survive that?
- You have to wear a white dress. Myth! Not only do you not have to wear a white dress but I love the trend of adding color to the wedding gown.
- If you went to their wedding you have to invite them to yours. Myth-ish. You should never feel obligated to invite anyone to your wedding. However if you think it would be detrimental to your friendship, and it is one you value, I would include them on the guest list if you can.
- A wedding planner is too expensive. Myth! A wedding planner or Day-of Coordinator can actually save you money.
- Going DIY will save you money. Myth! Sometimes it can but frequently a DIY project will cost you more. What DIY can really do is allow you to personalize your wedding in ways store-bought just can’t.
- You have to have the same number of bridesmaids and groomsmen. Myth! I’d also like to add that it doesn’t have to be all ladies on one side and all men on the other.
- You have to take out a second mortgage to pay for a wedding. Myth! Hire a Wedding Planner or Day of Coordinator first to help keep expenses in check.
- A DJ will play too much cheesy music and a band will take too many breaks. Myth! A no play list for your DJ will prevent any cheesy music and your guests will welcome an occasional break as much as the band.
- Wedding food always tastes bad. Myth! If the venue you want lacks delicious food, but won’t allow an outside caterer, re-think your venue. There is a lot of great food out there! I’d also like to add that wedding cake doesn’t always taste bad either – you can find a beautiful cake that tastes good too.
- All wedding dresses are created equal. Myth! A $500 dress is not the same as a $1000 – unless you found a really great sale. That doesn’t make the less expensive dress bad though.