Things have been busy at the bride&glory Wedding Chapel. You can tell that Spring has sprung and the wedding season has begun.
Last week, we had the pleasure of meeting a new couple, busy preparing their July wedding and in need of some support. In various areas – from colour schemes, to favours, to groom’s attire – the same questions popped up: “do we need to do x/y/z? is it mandatory to x/y/z? what is the done thing?”
Our answers were, if slightly varied to not appear hideously boring, mostly the same: other than an officiant of some kind conducting the wedding ceremony and physically showing up, you don’t HAVE to do anything.
Granted, there are traditions that are commonly observed and we would by no means want to discourage you from fully immersing yourself in them.
Ultimately though, bear in mind that it is your day and that you can (and should) have it your way.
bride&glory are, for example, looking forward to a wedding next month that will feature a hog roast, a bouncy castle and a dedicated “camp area” for guests wanting to pitch their tents and stay over – all in the middle of beautifully lush English countryside.
For some of you, this could be your definition of a perfect nightmare. You may be much more comfortable sipping lychee martinis, enjoying the views off the top of Kensington Roof Gardens. Or – and this is a trend we love love love and will talk more about next week – you could be planning a retro-inspired day, fantastically glam and yet just the right kind of relaxed.
Either way, the point is, it is your day, and don’t let anyone bully you into doing things in a way that doesn’t sit right with you. And that goes for suppliers, planners, family and friends alike!
So be clear about what you want (and don’t want) and then, kindly but firmly, let people know.
And if this is your dainty cup of tea, look out for all things retro & vintage next week.
Until then, be fabulous!