There's a lot of advice out there for new brides-to-be and it can be difficult to decide what advice to take and what to ignore.
If you're feeling overwhelmed with all of the advice you've been reading and receiving, here are a few wedding planning myths that you can toss aside.
A TALENTED FRIEND IS EXACTLY THE SAME AS A PROFESSIONAL
This is especially relevant when it comes to choosing a photographer. Just because you have a friend who takes amazing holiday photos doesn't mean they're prepared or skilled to capture your wedding day.
EVERY DETAIL NEEDS TO BE PERFECT
If you would prefer not to drive yourself mad before your wedding day, leave perfection at the door. Your wedding doesn't need to be Pinterest-perfect in order for it to be special and memorable.
DIY IS THE ONLY WAY
While DIY is a great way to save money, it isn't always the best route. Sometimes it's better to pay a professional to assist you with aspects such as your cake, catering, and even some of your decorating.
YOU WENT TO THEIR WEDDING SO THEY SHOULD BE INVITED TO YOURS
There is absolutely no rule that says you have to invite every single person that invited you to their wedding. This is your day and your budget, so choose your guests wisely.
YOU SHOULD BE ENGAGED FOR AT LEAST ONE YEAR
There is no rule that says you need to wait at least 365 days before you wed. Your timing should be based on your personal preferences and your lives.
YOU NEED A BIG BRIDAL PARTY
This is your wedding and if your future husband only wants his brother at his side on his wedding day while you want all five of your best friends, that's ok. Adding people to your wedding party unnecessarily racks up unnecessary costs.
IT'S OKAY TO GO INTO DEBT TO HAVE THE PERFECT WEDDING
You do not have to start your married life with mountains of debt just so that you could have a magazine-worthy wedding. Decide what's most important to you as a couple and allocate your budget accordingly.
If you hear any of these myths while planning your wedding, then just smile at the person and walk away. You've got this!
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