Top 7 Misconceptions From Our Favorite Wedding Movies (in GIFs!)
As much as we love these wedding rom-com classics full of ridiculous bridal parties and wedding planners that will make all your dreams come true, they’re not exactly true to life. Some of them depict wedding planning as it used to be (dad cutting a check at the end of the night isn’t the norm anymore) while others don’t even come close to reality. See what we’re talking about right here.
1. The bride’s family controls the wedding.
The truth: As much as we love My Big Fat Greek Wedding, the idea that the bride would have no say in her wedding day (especially in her choice of wedding dress) is just for the movies.
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2. Every couple needs a “signature color.”
The truth: Gone are the days of the Steel Magnolias peptol bismol pink on pink weddings (thank god). Designing a wedding is all about evoking a theme and you do that through the venue you choose, the little details (like invites, flowers, and dresses), and an amazing color palette.
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3. An unsuspecting someone is going to try to sabotage your wedding day.
The truth: On occasion, we hear stories that involve cheating. But the maid of honor confessing her love to the groom the day of the wedding? Not so much.
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4. Wedding planners follow you everywhere, including dance lessons and dinner.
The truth: Depending on the type of wedding planner you hire, he or she will be there for you throughout all of those big wedding planning moments. But that’s usually where it ends. Dinners with in-laws, dance lessons and anything unrelated to the wedding itself is off the table.
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5. At-home weddings are easy.
The truth: There are countless logistical problems to solve when throwing an at-home wedding — none of which you saw in Father of the Bride. A few examples: portable bathrooms, flooring, extra electricity, heating or cooling, noise ordinances and the list goes on.
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6. Everyone has a destination bachelorette party.
The truth: Jumping into first class on a plane to party in Vegas with your closest girlfriends sounds like a blast (and destination bachelorettes are absolutely a thing), but this isn’t the norm. Most bachelorette parties are still night-on-the-town parties.
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7. Planning an elaborate wedding over the course of a few days is totally possible.
The truth: The average engagement period is anywhere between 12 and 14 months. And while throwing together a last-minute wedding is technically possible, it’s rare. (If this is you, we highly recommend a full service wedding planner!)
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