As soon as the wedding planning starts, you are bombarded with advice and the never-ending list of things to be done. Every well-meaning parent and friend will feel inclined to remind you of all the traditional wedding must-do or must-haves to put on your list. But, are they all really necessary? Today's couples say 'no'!
Just because your parents had a guest book and your best friend had 10 bridesmaids, doesn't mean you need to do the same. In fact, here's what I tell our couples all the time: It's your wedding! You do you! There is no set of rules stating you must do everything that's ever been done. Honestly, who wants to go to a cookie-cutter wedding again and again? Your guests certainly won't.
So, if you're looking to take some things off your list right away, here are a few things you can probably skip.
Skip: The Flower Girl and Ring Bearer
Yes, they are adorable! But, it is nerve wracking getting them to dress up and perform! The cuteness lasts only for about a minute walking down the aisle. That is, if they even make it down the aisle. The meltdown usually happens about a minute before ceremony time and the wrestling, begging, and bribing begins. So, unless you have someone's kids that absolutely have to be a part of the wedding party, there's no need to put yourself, the kids, and their parents through the stress. Instead, take some pictures with the kids later and everyone will have a much better day.
Hi! I'm Dania, founder of Dulce Events. I've been planning events for over 20 years. Originally from Miami, I now live in North Florida with my husband and two children. I love weddings and themed events and have a non-stop passion for creating and organizing. Glad you're visiting our page!