So I was in the car the other day, and an ABBA tune came on that I hadn’t heard in a while. You’re probably thinking, ABBA, as in 1970s disco tunes? Yes- you are correct (don’t judge!) As you’ll come to find, I LOVE older music. While I won’t be on the dance floor at your wedding getting footloose (you’re welcome), I will tell you that it has a special place in my heart, and I draw on it sometimes for inspiration, and just to shake it up from the usual.
I thought it was interesting that the song, “Voulez-vous” began. Voulez-vous, in case you’re not familiar, means “What do you want” in French. Now, the contents of the song has nothing to do at all with my post, but the title definitely does.
What do you want? (cue the dimming auditorium lights, and rising spotlight-lol). I feel that Brides are always asked this question ad nauseam: What do you want your day to look like, Do you want this plate, or that plate? What colors do you want to see etc. It’s hard for a Bride to not feel overwhelmed with the constant chatter of unsolicited “suggestions” from others.
Just like the roses that are randomly growing on the garden wall above, with no rhyme or reason for their placement, wedding questions too, can feel similar and create more questions than answers.
The point that I would like to make is, instead of feeling impeded by this question and it’s answer, give a simple response. For ex, “I want a color palette that includes __ somewhere,” or, “I want a relaxed atmosphere that is fun and unique”. This information, and a couple more insightful questions from your professionals is all your wedding coordinator and designer need. No need to spend extra time on every single little touch that goes into making your day one of kind. Offer a few “wants”, and let the pro do what you hired them to. Relax, and enjoy moment at this time in your life. You’ll be surprised at what we can do when you give us the artistic license to dream with you, and make it a reality.