Make It Yours…-Dunhill Tuxedos Bridal Blog
June 29, 2009 by dunhill
We may know tuxedos, but we also live and breathe the wedding industry. Let’s change the tune for now and talk about what you’re focusing most of your life on. Wedding Planning.
Wedding planning consuming your life? Well don’t worry it consumes ours too. But consider yourself lucky because it consumes society and media as well, which means you have more resources to get ideas for your dream day. Yes, let’s remember that a wedding is the sacred bond uniting two hearts, but it’s the day you’ve always dreamed about and why not make it into a beautiful, unique fun party. It’s the time in your life to be a stylist, interior decorator, landscape architect, graphic designer, and food critic all for one mega important day. Pay attention to the resources around you and tweak their ideas to make it yours.
It’s pretty easy when we’re living in a completely interactive wedding world. Turn on the tv and see the newest wedding reality show, open the new Vogue and see the spread on Couture wedding attire, catch the wedding specials on Martha, Oprah, and The View. Fall in love with the wedding dress in the Romantic Comedy you saw on girl’s night. Make mental note after mental note and get inspired.
If you’re not going the professional wedding planner route, get inspiration from the wedding planners in specials, articles and wedding reality television. The line-up on TLC (the learning channel) is perfect for this. Grab a glass of wine and some comfy clothes and relax and watch someone else plan a wedding.
First in our line-up is Say Yes to the Dress which features Kleinfield’s in Manhattan, the go-to wedding boutique of every bride’s dreams. We see the consultants work with the brides to find “the dress” and avoid all the obstacles in the way. There is the disagreeable mother, the fiancee that wants to have a say in the dress, and the overly-honest bridesmaids just to name a few. We also get a behind the scenes look on the business of wedding boutiques which can work to our advantage when raiding the racks our local bridal shoppes.
Even if Kleinfield’s isn’t exactly in your budget, you can still find yourself saying “I want that one” (don’t worry I do every week and the only wedding I’m planning for is my imaginary one) If that’s the dress you are attracted to, then use it for inspiration while shopping in your budget. Pick a word that reminds you of that dress and tell it to your consultant while on the dress hunt. The dresses that she helps you pull may say that word ten times over as you find the dress of your dreams. You can save yourself a plane ride to NYC and probably a big chunk of change ( not to mention the hours of googling “wedding gowns”) by taking the idea, tweaking it and making it yours.
Wedded to perfection recently made its premiere on TLC. We watch the high end wedding planning couple of the company Fete, as they create all the details of the featured weddings on the show. Talk about magicial. They mentioned their weddings start at $200,000, but again, take the high end idea, use it as inspiration and find it right in your budget. They have a knack for making the flowers, the centerpieces, and escort tables completely unique to the couple. Run with some of your favorite creations of theirs, and make them unique to you as a couple as well as to your budget. Pay attention to the questions they ask their clients. Try asking yourself those questions. In the answer may be the inspiration you’ve been looking for.
These are just two examples of the many wedding related shows you can find channel surfing through your televsion, from cakes to dresses to flowers and honeymoons. Get yourself inspired and soon the pieces of the puzzle will come together. Even if most of your planning is well set and you’re stuck on one detail, find your wedding muse in any type of media and run with it.
So thank you TLC, for getting us highly addicted to reality tv Well, really for inspiring our wedding planning, (and our imaginary planning) making it delightful, and easily done through the click of the remote.
Until next time…Happy Wedding Planning!