After you have determined the budget, the style and the way that you will be presenting yourself at the wedding, the rest is filling in the blanks; details.
Details at an event can make all the difference in the world. You wouldn't think that people would notice a certain votive candle color, or the difference between baby carrots and green beans, but when taken collectively as a whole, the details are what sets your wedding apart from every other event out there. In other words, the details tell your wedding story to your guests.
Planning your wedding should be an adventure. It should not be stressful, but rather a thoughtful process that defines you as a couple. From the invitation style to the color of the handkerchef that sits in the groom's tuxedo pocket, details will help to bring every aspect of your wedding to light. It should all flow together so that at the end of the evening, your guests can say, I had a great time! The wedding was perfect!
Don't be afraid to think outside of the box. If you aren't creative or don't have the time, then enlist the help of someone who is. If you want a certain style or theme at your wedding, then pull all the elements together so that your day reflects your choices. Have fun, but never forget that it takes the two of you to make the marriage--so tell both sides of the story!
I will be on the road for the next few days, so may not be able to get to my computer in a timely manner. If you have questions about your own perfect day, I would love to hear them and will try to answer them when I return.
Weddings are beautiful, wonderful ways to start your lives together, whether in front of a justice of the peace, or in a lavish ballroom setting. Whatever your style, always know that your love for each other should spill over to your guests, family and friends. If you will keep them in the forefront of your planning, you will plan the perfect wedding!