Getting married is one of the ultimate rites of passage. Weddings are a symbol of love, hope, devotion, sacrifice, and the future - not just for us, the bride and groom, but also to our family, friends and community. And with them comes a host of expectations (just take a look at these wedding complaints I've heard). Sometimes these perceptions are so deeply engrained that we don't even realize they're there.
I'm three months shy of getting married (!) and it's only now, at the tail end of my engagement, that I'm able to see how certain myths have shaped my wedding-planning process for better (and for worse). Where did these crazy ideas come from? My fiancé, Jason, blames the crappy reality TV that I watch and my love of fairytales as a kid, but I think it runs deeper than that: Myths are also formed from cultural beliefs and stories that are passed down to us on a personal level. What would you add to the list below?
1. It's your day!
Yes, it's your wedding and you should