Believe us when we say that there are a lot of misconceptions…


…when it comes to planning a wedding and unfortunately, many of these thoughts can lead couples to not only feeling added stress and pressure in advance of their wedding day, but also to feelings of disappointment once their wedding day has come and gone. We personally think that no couple should ever have these feelings when planning a day filled with such love and happiness, so over the next few weeks we will be sharing some common wedding day misconceptions and how you to can avoid them!


Brides can so often get caught up in the idea that their wedding day will be the day that they have been dreaming of since they were little, and we are certainly not about to suggest that your wedding day should be anything but the day of your dreams, but we would like to pass along a word of caution before any feelings of disappointment come about. Chances are you have changed A LOT since you were say, six years old and parading around in your moms high heels day-dreaming of marrying your prince charming. I know for me personally, this is certainly the case!

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If it was up to my six-year old self, I would have married my next-door neighbour and we would have served only Pizza-Pizza and A&W root beer for our reception. For our ceremony, we had both vowed that we would never kiss each other because well, cooties (obviously). I can happily say that my wedding day included none of the things I once thought would make up my dream wedding when I was a little girl and it still was the best day of my life! All jokes aside, it is so often the case that brides can get caught up in the thought of planning the wedding that they think they should have, rather than the wedding that is right for them and their future life partner.


When we are young, we know nothing of what it actually takes to plan a wedding – from the time, logistics, and money, not to mention the wishes of the person who we are pledging our love to. When you are making a commitment to share the rest of your life with someone, why not start by creating a day that is a reflection of the two of you as a couple rather than fulfilling some childhood fantasy? As much as your fiancé may pretend that a bubble-gum pink colour scheme complete with princess details is perfectly fine with him when it comes to your wedding day (and perhaps he really and truly loves the idea), we can honestly say that building a day that you and the love of your life have created together is the stuff that dreams are made of.

We ALWAYS love to hear from you!

Are you a bride-to-be getting ready to marry your prince charming? Let us know if you have held on to any childhood dreams or if you created your day from scratch with the help of your partner by commenting below or by connecting with us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using #thedesigncoblog!

xo Brittany