Your guest will not remember what your dress looked like or which flowers lined the aisle as you walked down to meet your soul mate. Instead they will remember what the band played and who they danced with.
Here are some thoughts from a professional party girl wedding guest:
What makes a wedding memorable... all the guests will remember is if they had fun or not. The beautiful dress you spent hours on searching and getting the best fit, the color scheme you ensured made an appearance in all the events from the rehearsal to the reception, the flowers you meticulously picked to match your dress and color scheme, the cute little save the dates with a picture of the happy couple and even the send off is not something the guests talk about. Yes, it means a lot to you which is important, but it doesn’t mean anything to your guests. Your guests only talk about the band, the drinks, and the friends they were surrounded with.
What does this mean for you as a bride? This means don’t worry about what others will think, make the unmemorable details be memorable for you and only you. Feel free to customize them as much or as little as you want. What I am trying to say is if a detail is important and means a lot to you, then go ahead and get what you want and even splurge a little. If there is a detail you could care less about however, skimp a little bit on it because guess what, no one else is going to remember or even notice. And if they do notice, they are looking for issues. The only thing you cannot skimp on is the band, the spirits, and the fun attendee guest list.
What makes a wedding great in the eyes of the guest is the celebration afterwards. Let’s be honest, some guests won’t even attend the ceremony. They will just go straight to the party. Seems a little rude, but will you notice or care? No, because you will only have your eyes on your partner in life and your mind on future “I do’s”. So when you are planning your dream wedding, it is important to note what you care about and what you don’t care about. This will help you decide where to put your money, time, and energy.
Until next time...