There are a few wedding myths discussed in a recent article from the Chicago Tribune I had the pleasure of reading. The myths included: how much money guests should give as a gift, what colors brides and guests should or should not wear, June being the best month for weddings, bride and groom not seeing one another until the walk down the aisle, and whether or not guests want favors.

I used to think that guests should give a gift in the amount it costs for their presence at the wedding. Let’s face it, we all want money as gift but be realistic… a gift should truly depend on how close you are to the attendee. You may invite a coworker but you would not expect the coworker’s gift to be as generous as that of your close friends. Weddings can be expensive just to attend. Travel and clothing are costly and many people are on a budget.  We invite guests because they are important and we want them to be a part of our day.

Now this is the fun part…….

What colors??? Does the bride have to wear white? Absolutely not!!! The bride can wear whatever she pleases. Some wear something totally off, like an all blue ball gown. Others spice it up with a SASH of color. Some may be a little FuNKy and wear colorful shoes. This is where Waterford Event Rentals comes in. We Love helping to tie in the colors.

Is June really the best month to get married? We do not think so!!! Don’t get us wrong we think it’s a great month because we have so many bright colors to choose from. HOWEVER, we love fall weddings because WER has so many RICH, DEEP colors to offer…eggplant, hunter green, and navy blue just to name a few. Blend the rich colors with a gold or silver accents and it’s regal.

It is tradition for the bride and groom to not see on another until the grand entrance down the aisle.BUUUUUT….many people are doing something called the “first-look,” which we think is great! The first look is a time for the couple to see each other, take it all in, share some private moments, and even have some photos taken. This is a matter of personal preference…you make the rules 😉

Do people really want wedding favors? Well I suppose it depends on what it is. Realistically the favor will end up in a junk drawer or in a box or even in the trash…and they are not cheap. So that’s the clue, if you even do a favor, make it something the guests will really want. Most people like a sweet treat that can be enjoyed right away and a lot of people are doing photo booths because they are fun and memorable.

Standards do apply… but remember it’s your wedding, you make the rules!

Check out more about these myths @:  http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-06-08/travel/sc-fam-0607-wedding-myth-20110607_1_wedding-bells-bride-and-groom-mark-kingsdorf

DON’T FORGET…Come check us out at the Show Bride Bridal Show January 22 at the Newport News City Center Marriott!

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