Raise your hand if during wedding planning someone told you that you just HAD to do things a certain way or have a specific item? We feel you. It’s annoying and most of the time you do feel obligated. We thought we would take some time to bust some typical wedding myths we hear.
Myth: You must have a wedding favor
Truth: No way. Honestly, most favors are left behind. A meal and alcohol is a favor enough. If you (or a family member) insist, chose something practical and bonus points if it doubles as a place card! Some of our favorites have been honey, jam, bottle opener (you can never have enough) and chapstick!
Myth: Must have bridal party (and must have all one gender)
Truth: YOU DO YOU. Be surrounded by your closest friends and family. End of story.
Myth: You MUST have a full bar
Truth: You MUST have some alcohol. Beer, wine, signature drinks. Pick your faves (and what is in your budget). No need to have a FULLLL bar.
Your wedding ceremony MUST be this way/order/etc/etc...
Truth: Let’s be real, our least favorite question to answer is “is this right?” especially when it comes to the ceremony. It’s YOUR ceremony. The bridal party can walk down in any order you prefer. You can stand on either side of the aisle. You can put anything you dream of in your vows. YOU DO YOU!
Myth: Having your wedding on family property is cheaper.
Truth: Meaningful location. Save the cost of a venue, right? Well, most venues include a few key things: tables, chairs, shelter, parking, BATHROOMS! Many assist with set up and clean up. They have vendor referral lists. They have has so so many weddings at their venue and know what works best.
Myth: You can just use a playlist for your reception.
Truth: You CAN. You totally can. But there is something to be said about the energy that a band or DJ gives off. They pump up the crowd. They get the party going. They read the room and can seamlessly transition out of a song if it’s causing people to leave the dance floor.
There are so, SO many other myths. The moral of the story is do what makes you and your fiance. There’s no cookie cutter mold these days for weddings. The sky's the limit.
Tell us a myth that you have heard about weddings!