Chevron has been really trendy recently and a lot of people have started incorporating it into their wedding. It’s a cute idea but like most trends, in a couple years, you mind end up regretting it. The key with most trends is to not over do it. For example having chevron table runners instead of table covers incorporates the chevron but doesn’t over do it. It’s a very cute trend that’s perfect for an outdoor wedding or a early summer or spring wedding.
Working in a big wedding dress retail chain store, I’ve learned a few things about wedding dresses. 1.) Everyone is planning on losing weight for their wedding, 2.) Wedding dress makers/designers are sadist, 3.) The more people you bring to try on wedding dresses, the more opinions that go into the process of finding the dress.
While Pintresting the other day I came across this wedding dress designer, Rosa Clara. Her dresses are simple but their classic, elegant, fun, and timeless. For almost everything for your wedding, you can manage to be trendy but for your wedding dress, you want to be look beautiful, timeless, and classic. So when you’re looking at your wedding pictures 20 years from now, you won’t say “eew what was I thinking?!”
Rosa Clara Bridal
With now over 800s wedding shows on TV, everyone wants to have a wedding thats different and unique. While it can be hard for most people to execute this, I mean weddings have been around since dawn of ages so at times it can seem like everything that’s been done has been done. Finding little ways to be different can help you make your wedding different. When it comes down to it, Weddings are about all the little things coming together.
Unique Wedding Favors
Find Unique Cake Toppers
by ThePinkOwlGifts on Etsy
Do something different with the bouquets
Welcome Your Guests at the Ceremony with a cute Favor
Have a Unique Head Table
Let’s just say the first year after college hasn’t been what I’d expected. For the first six months after graduation I blamed everyone but myself for not finding the perfect job. “How am I supposed to get experience if you don’t hire me to get the experience?!” I screamed, internally, to the employed person across from me as they dangled a less-than job offer that I was willing to humbly accept.
Nonetheless my failure to plan for post grad life (other than to get out of the midwest ASAP) led me to a less than desirable sales job a unnamed big chain bridal store. Pay-horrible, hours-minimal, customers-cheap and rude. FYI for all future brides out there who’ve watched a few too many “Say Yes To The Dress” episodes and expect the same treatment on there in a chain retail store…stay home.
Everybody whose been to a wedding has probably thought about going into the wedding planning business. And that’s probably why I didn’t plan so well for post-collegiate life. I’d always considered a career in event planning but I didn’t take this serious until by some dumb luck I got an internship at a wedding/event company. Then I knew I really wanted to do this and it seemed easy enough to find a job in the industry. Countless emailed resumes later, a frustrated me gave up hope.
But with the excitement of a new city (Seattle see you in a few days!), a new plan, and a quote from a ESPN correspondent (Aside: My new favorite thing to watch is FIRST TAKE on ESPN2 because it somehow reminds me of THE VIEW. Anyways the other day Skip Bayless quoted someone saying,”A dream without a plan is a wish”. And thus my 5-step career plan began. END OF ASIDE) , I’m ready to try again.
Five Step Plan
- Start Wedding Blog
- Complete Course in Wedding and Event Planning (New York Institute of Art & Design)
- Join a Professional Organization
- Attend Bridal shows and Expos
And with that, let’s see how this plan goes.