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What I Think About “Wedding Styling”

I just received an email from a graduate student in marketing (as far as I can tell) , wanting to know what I thought about wedding styling, and wedding stylists. WEDDING STYLING. You know, when you hire someone to make your wedding look like someone else’s vision of cool, or pretty, or acceptable.

Can we talk about this crap? Can we talk about this new fresh hell that the wedding industry is trying to inflict on us? Because f*ck me. Seriously. In case you’re wondering, my response was that I thought wedding styling was ‘a cynical manipulation of women’s insecurities at a vulnerable transitional state in their lives.’ Not that I’m at all, you know, opinionated on that. Or that the idea that people are now trying to sell you wedding styling makes me so enraged that I want to run around and stick scissors into peoples eyes. Or anything.

East Side has said it better that I have, so just for your reference:
Your wedding is not a photoshoot
and
They were just smart enough to capitalize on what the cool girls have been doing forever

So. In short. Do not let wedding blogs, wedding magazines, wedding planners, other peoples wedding pictures, wedding porn, or F*cking wedding stylists make you feel insecure about your own style and your own taste. I’m here to tell you that YOU ARE A COOL GIRL, and that your taste is always going to be infinitely cooler and more authentic then someone who makes you feel insecure about yourself so you’ll hire them to make you feel better. Period.

(Climbs off soapbox and puts it away. For now.)

Picture: This is what a cool girl looks like. The real thing. Not some fake styled B-S. (Peony::Love herself as shot by her sister on Polaroid. The whole wedding is back here.)

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