Written by Rebekah, The Perfect Fairytale planner & blogger
If you are like most brides, you’ve been perusing Pinterest, searching every wedding site, and seeking out every trend that is going on. You want your wedding to be perfect! But what most brides miss is that your wedding should be centered around you and your amazing partner,not just what’s trending this season. My favorite feedback to received post- wedding is from close family and friends letting me know how perfectly the wedding reflected the couple. This warms my heart to know that this union was created to reflect two authentic souls madly in love.
Choosing a Venue For How It Makes You Feel
Think about what places hold a special place in your heart. Is it where you had your first date, shared your first kiss? Does it give you chills just thinking about it? How lucky you were to be at the right place at the right time to meet this special person that you now get to share your entire life with? Now what if you were able to make that special place that holds so much love and admiration a part of your wedding day.
Going Beyond A Pretty White Dress
The Dress! Opting for the perfect dress for you can be time consuming and a little stressful. You are most likely going to have more opinions thrown at you than you would like. Here’s a few tips that may help you sift through the opinions and the never ending supply of white dresses. Think about who you are, how you dress. Before you go into a store, I would do some research on different wedding dress brands to see which one fits your personal style. For the girly girl that loves the frills and ruffles, check Hayley Paige. For the glamorous girl who is always setting trends, check Berta, Lihi Hod, Inbal Dror. For the chill bride looking for a beautifully simplistic dress, check Grace Loves Lace. These designers can give you a starting point for the style guide you are looking for. If you want to add a sentimental piece into your wardrobe, consider rewearing someone special’s wedding dress. If that is not in the cards for you, opt for the same earrings, brooch, necklace, etc.This added touch will melt hearts and add a special loving touch to your wedding day.
Looking Back Before You Move Forward
I adore when my brides and grooms embrace their heritage.There is nothing more heartwarming than a couple who is proud of where they came from and who want to incorporate a piece of that into their special day. Come from two different backgrounds? No problem! How beautifully unique to see not one, but two gorgeous displays of exactly who this couple is, coming together in one everlasting union. You will also be scoring major brownie points with your parents and grandparents when you add this into the mix. Try and brainstorm with your fiance to see if any of your own cultural traditions are ones that you would like to add to place that special touch in your ceremony.
Celebrating The Women In Your Life
Your Girls. All the beautifully unique women who have been there for you since day one. The ones who have held you while you’ve cried,cheered you on when you’ve been doing great, and binged watched Netflix with you in between. Thank these amazing women in your life by picking dresses for them that reflect their own beauty. From my experience, most brides pick a color and let the bridesmaids choose which cut flatters them the most. However,some of the more daring brides have opted for different colors and cuts all within a perfectly cohesive color scheme which when pulled off correctly, looks absolutely darling. We’ve seen florals, mixed prints, you name it! I am loving the trend of giving girls the option to wear something that fits them better,reflects their own personalities, and lets their own light shine as well.
All in all, stay true to who you are. Wedding trends come and go. Looking back, you will be so much happier that you stayed true to who you and your partner are.Having those pictures hanging on your mantle for years to come with all the special details that mean so much will melt your heart day after day, year after year.