Photo: James Simmons Photography
Hello lovelies! If you are planning a wedding, you have probably noticed that the preparations don’t just come one at a time, but all of them at once. Don’t worry, this is something that is happening to almost every couple, and the brides are usually the ones that carry more of the weight. But, on top of everything, there is now something called a myth that you need to be careful of? Today, we are going to delve into the 10 biggest wedding myths and let you know if they are true or false.
- The bride must wear white – we are starting off the list with an interesting one! Well, we are all aware that this is one of those wedding myths that can be easily explained.
The truth is that there is no such thing as bad luck if you decide not to wear an all-white gown at your wedding, even though many brides still abide by this rule. You can wear anything you like, from a pastel jumpsuit to a black wedding gown.
Photo: Christine Limm
- You have to invite someone that invited you to their wedding – you were a guest at a distant relative’s wedding (you still don’t know why you were invited, but you went out of politeness), and now you have to invite them to your wedding? Remember that this is your special day, meaning that, even if you have an unlimited budget or a very vast open space for your wedding where you can gather all of the people you know. That doesn’t mean you should invite all of them.
The truth is you are free to invite whoever you like.
- Hiring close friends or family is the same as hiring a pro vendor – in some cases the bride is being pushed towards getting a relative or a friend as a vendor for her wedding day, just to avoid the hassle of going through various vendors. But, sometimes the results can be catastrophic!
The truth is, you don’t need to hire a friend or relative for your big special day. If you have set your heart on a specific vendor for a specific wedding task, then hire them for that. You don’t owe an explanation to anyone since it is your wedding.
- This day is when you will look the most beautiful you have ever been – throughout the years, people have claimed that the brides, on their wedding day, have a special glow and that this is the one day in your life where you will be at your most beautiful – and that’s it?
The truth is, it is not only that we are having a hard time believing this one, but it is highly impossible. Being beautiful for just one day in your entire life is kind of a stretch. We do understand that the ceremony and the act of being married are related to a sort of a bridal glow, but you are beautiful and will remain beautiful for the rest of your life!
Photo: James Simmons Photography
- The limit for an engagement is one year – again, one of the largest wedding myths, exposed is this one – being engaged for over a year can bring some bad luck and result in a breakup!
The truth is, being engaged does not have an expiration date, so whether you are engaged for a year and a half or three months, make sure to go at your own pace.
- You will cry most of the time – tears of joy will flow all around on your special day – from when you put on your wedding dress to when you walk down the aisle and your wedding vow recital.
The truth is that every bride reacts differently to any event, and it is okay for you to be like that. Expect to react differently and express your emotions through various means, it does not have to be through tears.
- Try DIY because it saves time and money – said no one ever! Honestly, we were also shocked to hear such a thing even existed. Any bride would be aware that for the DIY project to look good, it would have to be prepared well and with care, this means spending a lot of time.
The truth is, rarely which bride has that amount of time on her hands. Sometimes it might turn out to be a greater financial burden on you, in contrast to actually ordering something or some service you like.
Photo: Kirsty Lottering
- Spider on your wedding dress is good luck – unless you are doing a themed wedding party where the topic is exotic animals, arachnids, or insects, then don’t stress that much about that spider you see crawling up your dress.
The truth is, there is no such thing as bad or good luck on your wedding day, so get the spider away from you and continue with your preparations carefree.
- Avoid wearing a watch – it seems that wearing a watch at a wedding (whether you are the happy couple or just a guest), you are timing the time the newlyweds will spend together. This is not true.
The truth is, a watch is considered the ultimate accessory when it comes to a wedding outfit. Don’t worry, put that watch on your wrist and have a nice time.
- You have to spend a certain amount of money on your wedding – we have put this one as the last one because it is probably one of the most ridiculous wedding myths we have ever come across.
The truth is, you are free to spend as much money as you like (or have) to make your special day as memorable as you can.
These were some of the biggest wedding myths we have found out there, and hopefully, we helped you settle some of them. Remember, at the end of the day, this is your special day, so try not to let any myth bring you down or stop you from doing what you want to do.