I was talking with my wonderful friend Erin yesterday about wedding planning and decided that our conversation might be a great topic for an HVG blog post. So here goes...
I started the HVG blog almost two years after I had gotten married and only in researching blog post ideas, did I realize that there are a great number of wedding planning websites, magazines, and books focused solely on how to make your big day absolutely perfect.
As I continued to delve into the subject of green wedding planning, I began to develop a case of what I like to call "event envy"....the feeling that I had somehow missed out on some really creative and unique ideas when planning my own big day! I can't tell you how many times I've seen some great idea and said to myself "Oh, why didn't I think of that!!??".
My case of "event envy" rears its ugly head especially when I see gorgeous photos of a bride and groom....bathed in sunlight, standing in a field of yellow blossoms, looking so, well, awesome.
I think "Damnit , why don't I have photos like that?!" (that's me yelling right there).
And truth be told, if I had to do it over again, I would definitely change up some aspects but the fact of the matter is that I had such a flippin' amazing time at my wedding. Would it have mattered if I had included vintage suitcases in my centerpieces (like here) or had my wedding in a barn or worn bright blue shoes instead of regular white ones?
And the answer to that question is a resounding "NO!".
What truly matters on your wedding day is that you honor the huge (and exciting) commitment you make to your spouse. Whether it be with a private ceremony on a beach or a backyard BBQ or with a giant reception in a banquet hall, the most important thing is that you have a great time with your new partner in crime and all those who have come to share in your happiness.
So if you are starting to plan your wedding, remember this: the gritty details don't matter (if the napkins don't perfectly match the bridesmaid dresses, who cares!!!)...the thing that matters is having a kick-ass time. I would much rather have fantastic memories of dancing (and sweating) like crazy with my family and friends than of spending too much time with the photographer trying to get the perfect shot.
Weddings go by so quickly, enjoy every moment.