I’m going to go out on a limb here, and say something that is really against current wedding, um, doctrine. So bear with me. Please don’t send Martha Stewart to fire bomb my house. I mean, I love Martha Stewart’s style, but she’s sccccarryyy. Ok. Here goes. DEEP BREATH.
Your wedding is NOT all about the details. It is NOT the details that make a wedding. I mean, I like wedding details as much as the next girl! Look at my blog! Crafty cake toppers, floral arrangements, cool invitation ideas, I like them all. But I think, together, we need to get some perspective. You know what cool details make for? An awesome wedding album. You know what makes a great wedding? Joy. And serving the food on time (have I stressed this enough? For serious. They traveled for you. Feed them on time!)
If you have the time and energy, by all means, think about the details. If you can make your wedding more of a personal reflection of you and your partner, that’s awesome. But lets be honest. I have been to countless weddings, big expensive weddings, small DIY weddings, and everything in between. And I can’t remember a single centerpiece. Not one.
If you want to focus on something, focus on making the day a accurate reflection of you and your partner. Do things because you want to do them, not because the wedding industry is telling you they are the done thing. Your guests do not care about the fancy calligraphy on your escort cards. And they are not going to remember your wedding because it was the third one they went to this year with parasols and pashminas for all the guests. They are going to remember the wedding that was vibrant and joyful, not the wedding that felt like a (very detailed) photoshoot.