Wedding Myths to Avoid

So you are engaged, congratulations! It is time to begin planning a wedding, and there are a few myths out there that are best discovered before you get too far into the planning process.

I will have the perfect wedding day.

There are some people who pull off a picture perfect ceremony and flawless reception, but more often than not, unexpected and even frustrating events happen. But if you really think about it, it is precisely the unexpected that often make for the best pictures, the funniest stories, and the fondest memories. So instead of fretting about “the perfect wedding”, plan for the best one you can, and enjoy the ride.

I am going to lose 20 lbs and 3 dress sizes by my wedding day.

Every bride wants to look her best on her special day, and there are many ways you can drop a few lbs and look fabulous. But it is very important that your goals are realistic and that you don”t drive yourself crazy by going with fad diets, excessive exercise, or starving yourself. Ultimately, you won”t lose much weight like that, and you will cause yourself to overload on stress. Instead, stay physically active with moderate exercise, eat healthy, low fat foods, and enjoy yourself. Your husband-to-be loves you just the way you are!

I can have everything I want for my large wedding and not spend much.

To have a large wedding complete with every whim and desire, you will pay for what you get. If you want a catered dinner of rib eye steaks and lobster and the finest wines and champagnes for 500 guests, as well as a ballgown worthy of Cinderella, a 5 piece orchestra, cocktails, and lace invitations, you will be spending quite a large amount of money. There are ways to cut back on spending and still have a fun, extraordinary wedding. Electra Cruises, for example, is certainly is one of the best venues to have a fabulous wedding with all the trimmings and do it inexpensively!

I am a DIY bride, so I can do it all without professionals.

On the flip side of paying for someone else to give you every whim and desire is the thought of doing it all yourself to save money. And there are many things that a bride can do on her own or with the help of family and friends. But there are some things that just ought to be left to the pros. Photography is one such example. Quality, priceless photos take more than just a good camera, they take a trained, professional eye to see possibilities and problems. To make sure your wedding turns out in pictures as fabulous as it was in reality, leave the picture taking to someone who knows how.

I can have our priest perform my wedding anywhere.

Catholic priests are not allowed to perform wedding ceremonies outside of the church, and many ministers prefer not to perform weddings outside of their respective houses of worship. Talk to your minister first to make sure that he/she will be available to perform your wedding when and where you wish.

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