Friday, August 2, 2013

And Now You Know...Wedding Truths from the Brides

When it comes to working with brides there are some universal truths. Many brides quickly start feeling over-whelmed -- usually from information overload -- leaving her feeling confused.

That confusion often starts with the dress itself. Many brides don't know how to dress for their body type. Always try on a variety of styles, everything from a billowing ball gown to a slinky mermaid - even if it is just to rule out a particular style.

A bride is often confident about what she thinks she wants. No one throws a wedding every year and so they have no idea how much letterpress printing, out-of-season flowers, or decorating professionals actually cost. Educate yourself before you plan your budget. That way you won't have any nasty surprises and can choose what you really want to splurge on.

Brides really do want to get their grooms involved in the planning process but usually don't know how. One way is to start by finding out what he really enjoys. For some it may be the music, and for some it may be the food. Focus on that first, compromise when needed and then move on.

Everyone wants to feel special on their wedding day but make sure that you don't go too far. Just because you love the scene from Fantasia where the hippo danced on point in a tu-tu doesn't mean that your bridal party wants to re-enact it. Unique - yes. Absurd? Stay away.