If you subscribe to our blog, it comes as no surprise to you that SpeechBooth has experience in trends. As in we’ve witnessed the rise and fall of many different wedding phases.
Our opinion regarding what makes a wedding great is not a clear-cut answer. A great wedding is dependent upon whether the choices made for the wedding were made by you (the one to be married) or to service trends and wishes of others. Being honest with what your desires are versus what your family or Vogue magazine’s desires are is a tough balancing act.
Thus, we come to the most hotly debated piece of the wedding puzzle, the fashion. Many young brides-to-be and grooms-in-waiting have spent tireless hours (and tears) debating what their fashion choices will be on their wedding day.
There are the small choices to be made, such as: should I go with three button or two button suit? Double breasted? Waistcoat? Top hat? Do I do the lobster tie theme that I’ve always desired?
Or, does my wedding dress need to have pearls and sequins? Should I go millennial pink? Do I tiara or no tiara? Should the shoes be ruby red or turtle turquoise?
Then there are the big choices to be made, like: do I honor the promise I made Grandpa on his deathbed and wear his leisure suit on my wedding day? Or, Aunt Bettie asked if I’d wear her purple cape down the aisle; could the purple cape disappear without anyone knowing?
Wedding or no wedding, we’re often found between a rock and hard place when honoring family, fashion, or pursuing a different trend. At the end of the day, everyone will have his or her opinion and suggestion. But your wedding day is your wedding day forever. It only becomes someone else’s day when you let those voices of fashion and tradition overpower your own.
Like anything in life, there’s a balance to be found in these situations. It is possible to both be fashionable, family oriented, and most importantly yourself when choosing your wedding attire.
SpeechBooth gives even your most opinionated family and friends an outlet to let you know just how much they care, and how much they appreciated your choices on your big day, even if you only took half their suggestions seriously.