Dress: The MIC uses heavy photography to justify spending as much as a year's mortgage on a dress, saying that since it's going to be iconic and there will be a gazillion pictures of it, it must be absolutely perfect. Mine was $250, and unlike say, a mortgage payment, the dress is something I knew I was only going to use once.
Flowers: The MIC waxes poetic about how you have to spend hours pouring over flower colors, types, and what sort of style they signify before settling on bouquets. Not true! Sam's Club has gorgeous wholesale flowers in pre-made packs that are absurdly wallet-friendly.
Theme: There are plenty of people who have themed weddings, and ain't nothin' wrong with having a theme. However, you don't have to if you don't want to or just plain can't think of one. Ours was marriage. Well, marriage and Borat. A wedding sack was totally involved.
Cake: You don't have to get a giant, expensive cake. Nor do you have to worry about an insufficiently decorated cake table ruining your photos.
|Costco cake: it's how we roll.|
Not Shedding for the Wedding: I don't care what they say about losing two dress sizes for your wedding. It's ridiculous and unnecessary.
|Note, if you will, my triceps, which are nothing like Michelle Obama's famously toned arms. |
Husband: not running away. Camera lens: not broken.