This isn’t the first time this has happened. First it was the reception venues, “And you’ll work with our wedding planner to handle all of your details.” And the little church lady, “Schedule your rehearsal with our wedding coordinator.” Barnes and Noble offers dozens of wedding planners... in paper form. So how do you even know when a "wedding planner" is a "wedding planner"?
When planning your wedding, it’s often easy to become caught up in the “logistics” and seemingly never-ending to-do lists. To keep yourself grounded, look for ways to invest in those special relationships. Inspired by an idea found on Pinterest, yet another of our favorite couples, Megan and Brian, (link to gallery) invited their grandmothers to serve as their flower girls, much to everyone’s delight. The couple’s grandfathers each read a selection of poetry during the ceremony. And I can’t tell you how thrilled I was to have my 80-something year old grandmother play “Someone to Watch Over Me” for my own wedding processional - on the same saxophone she bought when she was seventeen.
When it comes to personalizing your wedding, it used to be that the options were limited to the color of your flowers and which logo you wanted hot-stamped on the cocktail napkins. Thankfully (!) those days are long gone; not only are the possibilities endless, but many couples find an inspirational “anchor” in personalizing their wedding. Not only is customizing your wedding an excellent way to avoid the dreaded cookie-cutter effect so many couples fear when it comes to their own wedding, the process also opens the door for you and your fiancé to create something magical together – and even better, to then share that creation with your closest friends and family.