Posts Tagged ‘dream wedding’

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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You’re engaged ~ Now what?

October 27, 2009

Start at the beginning! You’ve said YES and the next most important words you will say will be I DO. It would seem the logical place to begin is with your ceremony because without the ceremony there is no reason to party. So there are a few questions you might want to ask yourself before you start dreaming about your wedding.

1. What do you see when you walk into the ceremony? Is it in your family church? Is it in a chapel in the woods? Is it in the middle of a field? Under a canopy? At a golf course? Where you met? Everyone has a vision about what their ceremony will look like. Once you convey your thoughts to Dream Weddings, we will discover your vision and create it for you.

2. Are there portions of the wedding that will reflect your style and others that will reflect your fiance’s style?

3. Do you have religious or family traditions that you might want to consider?

4. Is there a certain season or time of day that is important to both of you?

5. Do you think you might want your wedding to be traditional, contemporary, or perhaps a combination of the two?

6. Is there someone special who you would like to perform the ceremony? I’ve seen parents perform the ceremony for either their daughter or their son – how beautiful and heartwarming!

7. Are there any particular family situations that will need to be considered?

Now let your imagination go and start dreaming…