Wedding planning is tough. Not only do you have to set a date, which can be so hard to do so it works for both families, there are so many other tasks that need to get done. Finding the perfect dress, creating your invite list, picking the venue, planning your honeymoon are just a few of the to-do’s on the long list of your wedding planning. With all that you need to do, it is good to remember that some things you hear or read in wedding books are simply myths. We found this great list of 10 wedding planning myths on The Knot that we just had to share with you below.

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Here are 10 wedding planning myths:

Wearing a white wedding dress.

Although many woman prefer to keep with tradition and wear a white wedding dress, it is simply not something you have to do if you do not want to. There are so many non-traditional wedding gowns out there today that you can choose from.

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Hiring a friend is the same as hiring a professional photographer.

We love this one because you know we love wedding photography and think it is one of the most important parts of your wedding. Remember, 50 years from now, your photos will be all you have to look back on. So why would you want someone who is not a professional capturing your most special moments of your wedding day?

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They invited you to their wedding, so you must invite them to yours.

Who you invite to your wedding is totally up to you, your bride or groom and you families. Just because a friend from high school that you have not seen in 10 years invited you to their wedding, does not mean you need to save a spot on the invite list for them.

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Hiring a wedding planner is just too expensive.

Sometimes this is just not the case. If you are interested in hiring a wedding planner, reach out to a few that you like and talk to them about the different packages they offer. Many offer services just for the wedding day, or week, to help you get everything in order. If you are looking to hire a planner to help you from day one, that is when it could be costly.

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Having DIY decor throughout your wedding will make it cheaper.

Sure, making many of your own decoration can certainly make things cheaper, but if you are not as experienced when it comes to your creativity, it could cost you more in the end if you make mistakes. Also, it is good to find good deals at craft stores before you buy everything you need.

Photo credit: Hot Metal Studio

Photo credit: Hot Metal Studio

You have to have the exact same number of groomsmen as bridesmaids.

You can have as many or as little bridesmaids and groomsmen that you want. It is your wedding!!!

Photo credit: Mike Larson Photography

Photo credit: Mike Larson Photography

A wedding will cost you so much you will have to take out a second mortgage.

A wedding can certainly cost tons of money if you let it, but there are always ways to save money while planning a wedding. You do not have to have the most expensive of everything out there. Be reasonable when planning and think of parts that you want to focus more on, and be cheaper with other parts. For example, you may want to make sure you get amazing wedding photography, but having the most expensive seated dinner is not as important. Perhaps find some food options that are cheaper so that you can afford to find the photographer you want!

Photo credit: Tara Donne

Photo credit: Tara Donne

A band will take lots of breaks and a DJ plays corny music.

To make sure this does not happen to you, make sure you discuss your song preferences with your DJ ahead of time. With a band, realize that they do need to take a couple breaks throughout the night, but talk to them ahead of time of how many and how much time each one will be so you are prepared with some music that can play during those times.

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The food at weddings always tastes bad.

Just because you have been to a wedding or two and did not enjoy the food, doesn’t mean yours has to be the same.

Photo credit: Watson Studios

Photo credit: Watson Studios

 All wedding dresses are exactly the same.

This is simply just not the case… every dress is different. There are different sizes, fabrics used, styles, prices, and so much more.

Photo credit: Clark + Walker Studio

Photo credit: Clark + Walker Studio

We hope you have loved these 10 wedding planning myths that we found on The Knot.

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Are there any other myths that brides should remember while planning their own wedding? Tell us below!

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