I overheard this story from my groom at last week’s wedding. He sees his beautiful bride walking down the aisle towards him. She sees him and bursts into tears. The first words out of her mouth when she reaches him? “I can’t do this.” His heart lurches; his stomach tightens; he breaks out into a spontaneous sweat. He boldly asks for a clarification. Her answer? “I can’t cry in front of all these people”. So brides… before you stop your husband to be’s heart… choose those first few words carefully!
Here are a few wedding day tips for my Michigan wedding clients! Orange barrel season is in full swing! Drive the route you sent out to all your guests a week or two before the wedding to make sure all the maps and directions you gave your guests still apply. If detours or delays are there, let your guests know. The quickest way to post updates is either through a wedding website, or ask your guests for their e-mail address when you ask them to RSVP. You’ll save them and yourself a whole lot of stress!
Also, because we had an unusually wet spring, mosquitoes are extremely abundant and hungry this season, so don’t forget your bug spray. Have a couple of heavy duty varieties for your guests if you’re planning on having any part of your festivities outdoors – you’ll all be more comfortable in the long run.
And lastly… I’ve seen a big trend this year to switching to table to table receiving lines to greet the guests once the reception starts. Be advised that this usually takes well over an hour to make a circuit of around 10 tables! Often this leaves your guests with not a heck of a lot to do and some will give up and leave as the hour grows late. Instead, consider greeting your guests as they enter the hall for the first half hour of the time you wrote in the invitation. This works especially well if there is a gap between the ceremony and the hall. Once the half hour is over, you’re free to start the reception in earnest including a grand entrance. If your guest arrive late, then the onus is on them to seek you out to greet you!
Congratulations, Chris! All of Troy High Michigan seniors are finished with school and ready to head off to college. Now is a great time to get your senior pictures taken in Michigan since our heavy rains are leaving our grass nice and green and the heat waves haven’t kicked into high gear yet! So book now before we all get hot!
There is a new trend out there for the wedding fashionistas and Kate Middleton has nothing to do with it!
I shot two weddings back to back that both featured the bride in a knee length wedding dress. Both brides relished their fun, sassy and easy to wear take on their wedding dresses. I have to say, I love this new trend. I hadn’t seen a short wedding dress, well… ever! And to see two in a row seemed like enough for me to share this latest wedding fashion trend with you all.
No worries about dirt, no enlarged posteriors, no need for a bridesmaid to corral the dress. Very cool indeed!
Another trend I’m seeing is brides using their shoes as their primary accessory. This started a few years ago when brides started wearing shoes with accent colors. My bride a few weeks ago choose Jimmy Choo shoes as her only bling and my second bride showed off her fabulous 4 inch heels. Maybe brides have been sporting super fashionable wedding shoes for ages, but this is certainly the first time everyone’s been able to see them!