6 Common Wedding Misconceptions You Shouldn’t Believe

Chicago bride tossing her bouquet

One of the best things about weddings is the fact there’s no standard or specific way to hold it.  Different people have different tastes, traditions, and beliefs. One rule simply can’t apply to all. Conversely, many misconceptions and ‘rules’ still attempt to alter or dictate the way weddings should be held. Below, we listed a number of misconceptions that we believe can be disregarded if it doesn’t match your style.



  • You Need to Leave for Honeymoon the Day After the Wedding


If you want to have a honeymoon immediately after your wedding, great!. But if you need time to unwind,your work schedule won’t allow it or you don’t have the money for your dream honeymoon, it’s okay to hold it off! The honeymoon should be fun and fit your schedule.



  • The Bride Must Wear White


Brides are often associated with white wedding gowns. Even though this is now labeled tradition, it’s not a hard and fast rule. Brides can wear anything they want and in any color they want. There is a unique range of looks and styles for every kind of bride and it doesn’t have to be white.



  • Groom Can’t See the Bride 


If you want to see your bride before the wedding, then go see her! Some people believe  that it’s bad luck for the groom to see the bride before the wedding.  If you are not one of those people, then it’s perfectly fine to see your partner before the wedding.



  • You Need A Cake


A traditional wedding cake is not fitting for every couple. Or maybe you don’t find value in a formal wedding cake. There are lots of other, innovative ways to forgo a formal wedding cake, or cake at all! Maybe try a small cake just for cutting, or do a completely different dessert display! 



  • You Have to Get Married on Saturday 


While this is the most popular day of the week for weddings, you don’t have to have yours that day. It’s fine if you prefer a Friday or even the middle of the week, like a Tuesday-if that works well for your schedule. Just make sure to also think about if that will work for your guests. 



  • You Must Have A Playlist for Your DJ


While DJs encourage you to provide a list of songs that you would love for your wedding, they do not want you to create an entire playlist. As a matter of fact, we suggest that you give us some songs and genres and then we pick the music based on the current environment and the vibe you want. Our job is, infact, to pick those songs! 


We sit with our clients to understand them and what they want. T then tailor a playlist according to that and handpick a DJ or DJs we believe would suit them well. 


If you want a fun, entertaining wedding, simply reach out to us and we’ll make it happen. Get in touch with Chicago’s No. 1 DJ and Entertainment company at  +1 (773) 850-1763 or visit our website at https://www.paulmichaelsevents.com/.


Old School Wedding Traditions You Can Upgrade

Bride Throwing Bouquet

The American wedding comes with a variety of wedding traditions. While some are certainly here to stay (first dance!), in today’s wedding scene, couples have much more leeway to tweak, personalize, or completely ax wedding traditions that aren’t their vibe.

Guest Book:

To be honest, I’ve never fully understood the point of a formal guest book. I just can’t imagine sitting down with my future hubby on the couch and perusing the signatures of people who came to our wedding. Instead of the formal book, many couples opt for guests to leave their marks on items that can easily be displayed in the couple’s future home. Some of my favorite examples include having guests sign a bourbon barrel inscribed with the wedding date, or signing a copy of the couple’s favorite record.

Bridesmaid Clones

Long gone are the days of bridal parties wearing carbon-copied poofy-sleeved atrocities. Many brides today approach their bridesmaid’s dresses with a much kinder heart, permitting each lady the option to choose the dress style that’s most flattering, while sticking within a specific color or color palette. If you’re a really lucky maid, you’ll even find something that can be worn post-nuptials.

Bouquet/Garter Toss

While this wedding tradition is still largely going strong today, if the idea of your new husband getting all-up-in-there while your grandfather looks on makes you squeamish, there are other options. Perhaps a simple toast to the bride from the gentleman in the crowd will suffice. On the flip side, if bouquet toss comes around and you’re not comfortable pouring salt in the wounds of your single friends, there are certainly alternatives. Hand your bouquet over to your flower girl as a thank you, or give it as a sweet gift to the couple who’s been married the longest.

Wedding Favors

Realistically, your guests aren’t going to walk away from your wedding with their parting gift making the biggest impression of the evening. They’re going to leave full of memories of the amazing time they had! While favors are certainly a lovely cherry-on-top, one of my favorite alternatives was a couple who made a donation to a charity close to them, and left explanatory notes on the dinner tables.

Are there any wedding traditions you’re putting a new spin on for your big day? Let us know in the comments!