Getting a wedding planner
If you’re not exactly a planner when it comes to big events, many bring in the help of a professional. While they certainly are helpful, they can cost you. Savvy Sugar, instead, suggested hiring a day-of coordinator. this way, you can rest easy knowing that your big day is being left in professional hands that will make sure everything goes smoothly.
Giving the bride the wedding receipt
It’s traditional that the bride and her family foot the bill for the wedding. But that’s only a guideline – not a rule. So, feel free to bend on this one. Some couples split the cost for a more fair deal. Either way, it’s important you talk to your spouse-to-be about this before deciding that him and his family are paying for half.
Spending two months salary on a ring
While your engagement ring is important, considering you’ll be rocking it forever, this doesn’t necessarily mean that your other half has to save up two months of his or her salary if that’s not a realistic number. Instead, look for rings that hold more significance to the bride. Many brides are choosing to don their birthstone on their left hand rather than a diamond.
Even if the two of you are equipped with two left feet, who said you have to spend the money on dance lessons? If the dress or the cake is more important than your dancing skills, then feel free to spend that money elsewhere. Then for your first dance – just sway! You don’t have to impress anyone but your other half.
What other wedding traditions are you choosing to throw out the window? Share your thoughts with us!