5 Wedding Myths Which Aren't True

If you’re planning a wedding, chances are you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by everything you have to do. Worried about hosting an outdoor celebration? Concerned you’ll go over your budget? Planning your big day can be stressful, and the last thing you need is people telling you horror stories about what could go wrong. To help you figure out what’s worth worrying about and what's just gossip, here are five wedding myths that just aren’t true.

Outdoor Weddings Are Too Risky

Weather in the UK is somewhat unpredictable, but that doesn’t mean an outdoor wedding will be a disaster. If you’re getting married in the summer, opt for a dress made from light, breathable fabrics and ask your florist to choose heat-resistant flower displays. You should also make sure there are shaded areas in your venue and keep plenty of hydrating beverages on hand. Let’s face it, there’s always the possibility of rain on your wedding day, but as long as you have a gazebo or tent for guests to move in to, you can avoid weather-related disasters.

Big Weddings Are Unaffordable

There’s a common misconception that formal weddings are always more expensive than casual celebrations. While it’s true that more relaxed weddings tend to favour the homemade, rustic vibe, a wedding will cost however much you want it to cost – whether it’s a formal do or a chilled-out party on the beach. These days, you can rent designer tuxedos and even wedding dresses on the cheap, and there are plenty of ways you can make your wedding look more upmarket without spending a fortune. When it comes to exchanging your vows, there are plenty of beautiful backdrops to be found that don’t require a huge budget. For budget-friendly venues, visit ukweddingsavings.co.uk.

Brides Have to Wear White

Many brides wear white on their wedding day, but that doesn’t mean you have to conform to an out-dated tradition. Nowadays, most designers recognise that brides want dresses in colours other than white and ivory, which means you’re bound to find a gown that suits your style and theme. How about champagne pink? Or bold black and white? Choose whatever colour you feel best in, and don’t be pressured by anyone to wear something that doesn’t feel right.

DIY Weddings Are Cheaper

DIY weddings are wonderful, but once you factor in the price of materials and the time and effort you expend putting everything together, homemade decorations and favours can work out more expensive than those you buy from a shop. That’s not to say you should be discouraged from the idea. Just be aware that you will still end up spending money.

Wedding Planning Is the Bride’s Job

However you or your other half popped the question, you both chose to get married, so you should both play your part in planning the occasion. The key is to be open from the start about who should do what, and don’t be afraid to hire a wedding planner or ask friends for help if the organisation proves too much.


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