4 Myths to Ignore When Planning Your Wedding
It is your wedding. Let us say that again; it is YOUR wedding. So, many of the supposed rules and regulations are nothing more than suggestions and guidelines. Put them aside and make decisions based on your style, taste, and desires.
Myth #1: You Must Wear White Did you know that the idea of the bride wearing white was based on nothing more than a beloved dress worn by a member of royalty many generations ago? That is it. Prior to that time, brides wore vibrant colors on their wedding days, so there is absolutely no reason why you should shy away from color, if that is what you prefer.
Myth #2: No One Will Come if You Don’t Have a Saturday Wedding It’s not true. In fact, more and more brides are choosing to have their ceremonies on Friday evenings, because it is less expensive and easier to book the vendors that they prefer. Those who love you and are important in your life are going to be there, even if you have your wedding on a Wednesday. And, that is what is most important.
Myth #3: The Bachelor/Bachelorette Party Cannot be Co-Ed With people spending more money than ever before on these functions, there is certainly reason to want to have both halves of the couple along for the fun. Plus, combining the bachelor and bachelorette party for the same day can ease the scheduling confusion and reduce the costs. So, plan a big weekend-long party, or have a smaller, intimate gathering, but don’t be afraid to bring the guys along.
Myth #4: There Must Be a Groomsman for Every Bridesmaid We’re not really sure where this idea came from. Perhaps people were worried that there would be a bridesmaid let unattended down the aisle or during the bridal party dance, but there are certainly solutions to those problems, so they are easy enough to fix. Have as many or as few in your bridal party as you choose, and let your soon-to-be-spouse decide on his side as well. If you end up with uneven numbers, then create small groups, rather than couples for the procession. As for the bridal party dance, make it a fast dance so there is no need to couple-up, or as for members of the spouses of the bridal party members to fill in where there are gaps.