After 13 years, hundreds of weddings and counting… I’ve seen the evolution of social media and its effect on the industry I work in (I’m sure the wedding industry is not alone).
Weddings have become a place where clients want to put their personal touch on their big day! Often it is not just about beautiful flowers, it's about the details. Just to name a few: the right container, vase, the napkins and linens, the candles/candleholders, custom invitations, table number holder, menu cards, floral details at the menu card/napkin, escort table seating charts, signature drinks, specialty favors, rehearsal dinners, rehearsal dinner decor, floral head wreaths, floral details for the special pampered pooch in your life, sign-in books, welcome baskets, transportation for guests to/from venue to ensure their safety, thank you gifts, bridal party gifts, amenity baskets in the restrooms, choreographed dance routines, event lighting, hair and makeup.
Pinterest and Instagram capture the best of the best weddings and the best of the photo shoots, often giving the illusion of reality to every bride planning her wedding day. As they start the process they are excited and thrilled to find this never ending source of ideas. However, I've found that it can often be a blessing and a curse! At some point in the planning phase they begin to question their choices:
"Is this look overdone?
"Have I thought of every detail?"
"What am I forgetting?"
"Do I really want pumpkins?"
"Can you hang flowers from the ceiling?" (Thought in my mind: "Ugh yes, do you have OPRAH's money?!" LOL ).
"How many candles do I need?"
"I love the glittery glam bride look but I really wanted to have my wedding in a barn so how can I incorporate burlap with glitter?"
And the emails and calls continue...
My best advice is that your wedding day is the MOST ELEGANT day of your life — go as big and as beautiful as you can without having to eat mac and cheese for a year to recover from the expense! Be true to your personal style and step it up a notch or two!
I always do my best to make suggestions that get the most for your money and help make your wedding day dreams come true.
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