Photo Courtesy of Heather Parker Photography
As we stare down the end of 2011, it is evident for all of you 2012 brides that it is time to start really cracking the whip with your planning.
Many of you, I am sure have been flipping through magazines, oohing and aahhing over designs, and trying to find your look when it comes to your wedding.
As a designer I now how hard it can be to quote, find your muse, unquote.
Here are three questions you can ask yourself so that your wedding is beautiful, unforgettable, and completely yours:
1. What is it about you that makes you different? Don’t let this question scare you. We are all unique. There is something about all of us that makes us stand out. Whether it be your obsession with 80’s brat pack movies, your love of lizards, or your interest in the styles of the 1920’s (just to name a few of mine), no one is exactly like you.
2. Is tradition important to me and my fiancée? Tradition is fantastic. You should know when you start planning how much tradition is going to play a part in your wedding. Everything from the design of the ceremony site, to the timeline of your reception, to the vows can be affected by tradition. Make sure to discuss this with you other half and make sure you are on the same page with regards to this. However, tradition does not mean boring and repetitive. Remember tradition can always be included in new and interesting ways. Staring your own tradition by revamping or refurbishing old traditions can make for an exciting and unique wedding!
3. If I could have one dream element in my wedding (no matter what the cost) what would that thing be? I ask this question because usually some secret dream always comes out. Although we may not be able to have the Blue Angels do a fly by, or Michael Buble sing you down the aisle. If we know your dream we can reach for those stars and get as close as possible. Knowing your perfection helps us create those moments.
Remember…you can take details from many different sources, but your wedding should be all about you. Don’t follow the trends, follow your heart and you can and will have the wedding of your dreams!