The Devil Is In The Wedding Details

If you read bridal blogs and magazines, there’s a lot of talk of  “details” and “special touches” that brides and wedding planners are using to make 2013 weddings unique to each bridal couple.

Don't let the details get your veil in a twist! It's ok for place cards to be place cards and not art.

Don’t let the details get your veil in a twist! It’s ok for place cards to be place cards and not art.

At the same time, I think the focus on producing creative details can put a lot of pressure on brides especially in this age of Pinterest and so many places to submit beautiful wedding photos for publication. Don’t let the culture of details get into your head- let the unique ideas reveal themselves as you plan. Take a deep breath, and maybe make time online a little less Pinteresting.

Be well, and love well.

Dinah.

Yes, You Are Having A Celebrity Wedding!

Congratulations, you’re a star! The minute you announced you were getting married, you became special to friends and family in a way you’ve never experienced. So believe it or not, in their eyes, you are a having a celebrity wedding! Here’s the low-down on how to handle the fame.

The “paparazzi” chasing you may be a little nutty – everyone wants to spend time with you and find out how the wedding planning is going. Just like Hollywood celebrity brides, you’ll get the same questions repeatedly. Have you chosen reception centerpieces? What’s the wedding dress like? Have patience.

My own celebrity moment, with the help of Design Visage of Orange County, CA

My own celebrity moment, with the help of Design Visage of Orange County, CA

Keep in mind, no one’s actively trying to drive you crazy, they just want to share your excitement. So when they ask a million questions, smile and know you’re loved. Enjoy your moment in the spotlight. And use a little powder. You know, for the cameras.

Be well, and love well.

Dinah

 

Wedding Planning Ideas: Write Them Down!

We’ve been re-arranging, decorating and cleaning our humble home recently. The blog Apartment Therapy and their guided “January Cure,” (a task-a-day kick start to a year of clutter clearing and nesting activities,) got us going and now we’re off on all sorts of projects and improvements.

When we get on this sort of kick, the ideas start flowing. There was one brilliant idea we were super excited about that was going to revolutionize our space and make our lives easier – but we can’t remember what it was.  During our burst of creativity and inspiration, we neglected to take out pad and pencil, (or Ipad and finger) and write it down. 

Write down how you see your decor, so we can get it just right, like this wedding canopy.

Write down how you see your decor, so we can get it just right, like this wedding canopy.

 

Do not follow our example with your wedding planning light bulb moments!  Write EVERYTHING down that inspires you.  Later on you’ll combine the decor idea from your co-worker’s cousin’s buffet with the recipe you read in Gourmet magazine at the dentist’s office, the classical music you heard driving after admiring a scene in a Bollywood movie with gauzy fabric and a zillion candles.  But it will only come together if you keep paper & a pen (or your favorite way to make notes- Ipad, voice memo, etc)

  • in your desk at work
  • in your purse
  • in the car
  • next to your fave spot to watch TV

Another great (and quite common) source of inspiration? Your dreams.  So don’t forget one more pad by the bed.  Sleep tight.

Live well and love well.

-Dinah