I have to get a little something off my chest as I sit her viewing yet another unbelievably gorgeous wedding on a gorgeous wedding blog (which I do ALL the time and often wonder this SAME thing). This morning I’m just putting my thoughts out there.
Here’s my thing: does every bride want to outfit her girls in the most non-traditional (albeit beautiful) bridesmaids dresses? Does every groom think Chucks actually look good with a tux? And what about decor…… all I’m seeing is vintage… which is fine if you truly are vintage! But, I have to think that not every couple wants an old stack of books, or tea cups, or a type writer, or Mason jars, or burlap, or a chalkboard, or to be married in a field…. or in a barn. I think I hang out with some pretty random and awesome people, but I don’t know a single one whom I would consider truly vintage with the eclectic style I see time after time on all the wedding blogs.
My point…. since I suppose you’re wanting me to get to it…. BE yourself! (the other point could be that quite possibly all these wedding blogs are showing are the vintage/rustic weddings).
My husband I didn’t have any vintage touches at out wedding…. (would possibly have died if we did)…. because that’s just not US. We are city people, I’m a designer… we figured out what was “us” and ran with it. We didn’t care if it got us onto a wedding blog or featured in a magazine, we did it because WE liked it.
If you find yourself making decisions on your wedding day with the full intention that it’s unique enough to land yourself on a pretty wedding blog, maybe you should rethink things. Reflect on what makes your wedding day unique to YOU… not what the rest of the wedding community thinks is trendy at the moment. At the end of the day, you and your significant other are all that matter. Not that you graced the pages of the trendiest blog.
(Getting off my soapbox now….)