Think back to when you were a little girl and first dreamed of your wedding day - marrying Barbie and Ken in your living room with your Beanie Babies as the wedding guests. My sisters and I even set up our own ceremonies in the entry way to our house using every chair we could find!
Can you remember how you pictured your wedding day as a little girl? A stunning church with a reception in a large, beautiful banquet room? Or a beautiful country club ceremony with bright green rolling hills and a lake in the background?
Tall, delicate, wine glasses that were so clear that they sparkled with the light of the chandeliers and silverware so polished that you could use them as a mirror. Everything was going to be perfect, pristine, and of course, classy.
The bouquet would be full of huge, white roses while wearing a white gown and a simple but elegant veil slightly longer than the train of your dress.
When you were a little girl, did you every picture your guests drinking wine out of a mason jar? Or wearing a dress that wasn't white? Or using haystacks for seats at your ceremony?
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE rustic weddings. And I love when brides change traditions and create their own. And for many of you, that was the look your dreamt of from the the time you were a little girl. But for many of us, social media has impacted our view of a beautiful wedding so much, that we don't even know what we want anymore.
Have you seen the saying, "My wedding isn't a success until one of my photos goes viral"? Sorry to break it to you, but the photos that go viral are the ones that are innovative, creative, and different. If it's already been done before and every bride is doing it, then it's lost the creativity and the personality it once had.