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WEDDING = MARRIAGE

June 5, 2010

But what’s it really all about? It’s a celebration of a new LIFE together and should be a reflection of two people – not necessarily what is IN at the moment and has been shown on a TV show as the ultimate.

It’s no wonder Brides these days are totally overwhelmed. With new ideas online and photos of over the top weddings and platinum weddings taking over the wedding books and television programs, we seem to be in a world where we are losing perspective on what it is that is actually happening – getting married and committing your new life together to your soul mate.

While working with brides for over a decade, I have seen weddings from the cake and punch reception that lasted a bit over an hour as the norm escalate to cocktail hours, sit-down dinners, signature drinks, a sculpted ice luge through which martinis flow, video montages shown on 10 foot screens, complete with total lighting packages with Hollywood effect spotlights. Send-offs via helicopter, fireworks in the background, and a Rolls Royce are not uncommon wants and desires of 2010-2011 brides.

Although imagination is limitless, the bride’s budget can limit what is done with her dreams. It would be great to see a return to balance from over-styled, over-themed weddings that are geared to being published.

In retrospect, it seems that it’s time to focus on what Wedding = Marriage is really all about. Have you thought about it lately?

Happy Planning!

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