Between websites, blogs (hi!), social media, and even friends and family, you have probably run into some commonly held wedding myths about your big day. While advice might be well-intended, it can easily be overwhelming, unsetting, or even untrue altogether. Don’t believe everything you read or hear! Whether it’s being told DIYing will save you money or that the day belongs to the bride alone, you’re probably coming across some lies about your wedding. Luckily, we’re here to debunk some of the most common ones!
It’s your day.
Sorry, sister. We hate to be the one to break it to you but it’s not just your day. This special occasion also belongs to your fiancé, both sets of parents, your other family members, your friends, etc. While you may be the one getting married, you aren’t the only star of this show. Be gracious, share the spotlight, and vow to never let the words “It’s my day” cross your lips. For other tips on how to be a gracious bride, revisit this post!
You have to spend a small fortune to have a beautiful day.
Pre-COVID, the average cost of a wedding in 2019 was almost $34k. THIRTY FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS. Holy sh!t, that’s a LOT of money! While many couples will spend this amount (or even more!), it certainly doesn’t mean you have to. We’ve seen loads of gorgeous affairs pulled off for a fraction of that amount. It may mean you have to get creative, but who isn’t up for a good challenge? Whatever you do, do NOT go into debt because of your wedding! It is. not. worth. it! We repeat, not worth it!
Details will get noticed.
Before you @ us, hear us out. Clearly, we love an abundance of thoughtful details! But as much as it hurts our detail-loving hearts to say this, many decisions that you spent hours agonizing over will go unnoticed. We have heard from countless couples who have been super stressed out over the tiniest of details and by what could be the simplest of decisions. For example, wedding hashtags, what to call their signature drinks, and what the cookie table to-go bags look like. Our advice? Think it over, go with what you gut tells you to do, and then move on with life! Don’t lose sleep and stress yourself out over something that will seem completely trivial as soon as the wedding is over. Save your time and energy for those big, big decisions that really matter.
DIY is cheaper.
Lies! Dirty lies! Sure, doing it yourself can SOMETIMES be less expensive than hiring a professional. But it isn’t always. Purchasing some supplies at Michaels and making your own wedding day signs, for example, will save you a few bucks. But what is your time and sanity worth? If you have hours to spend on a good hot glue gun project and actually enjoy stuff like that, go for it. If not, you might want to reconsider that DIY project and call in the pros.
It’ll be the best day of your life.
Will it be an amazing day? Of course, it will be! But by deeming it THE best day, does that mean your life is just downhill after your wedding? We surely hope not. Yes, it will be ONE OF the best days of your life, but you’ve got plenty more ahead of you too. Soak up every single second of that glorious day, but know that many more amazing, unforgettable memories are on their way too. 😉
What common wedding day myths do you want to debunk? Anything you were told pre-wedding that turned out not to be true? Comment below and tell us!