Making Sense of Scents At Your Wedding

What should your wedding smell like? Designers sometimes sell clients on setting the mood with scent. I remember a demonstration by a company that made diffusers giant enough to fill a sound stage with one of their pre-packaged concoctions: cotton candy for circus themed event, and – heaven help us- they even tried to recreate florals.  The air at the premiere party of “The Last Samurai” was supposed to be tinged with a hint of cherry blossoms.  Instead, guests kept asking “what’s that terrible smell?”  The planner needed no coaxing to shut off the machine.

Sakura of Fukushima-e (福島江のサクラ)Long story short?  Don’t let your details get so detailed they pull focus from the reason why everyone’s there.  That’s to see you get married!

 

Live well, and love well.

 

-Dinah

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