|As I've mentioned, our daughter is getting married in a couple of months time. |
She's bought herself a few of those glossy magazines written for brides-to-be, for inspiration, but has found them to be fairly unhelpful. She felt they were fine if you wanted a traditional white wedding, were a size 8/10 (UK) with model looks, and were paying professionals to provide all that was needed for a lavish event. They do tend to pile on the pressure, suggesting that this close to her wedding day, we should be putting the final touches to most things by now....Ha!
She's looking to create a simple D.I.Y wedding - For her its not so much about the ceremony, more a celebration of their love for each other and their daughter, for everyone to come together to enjoy their day, and to have fun. No dress codes - Just a relaxing party where guests feels comfortable - Above all, no pressure to do things just because its what people expect...And if things don't quite go according to plan, then its not the end of the world and who needs the stress anyway?!
Having read most of the posts on Kat's blog Rock N' Roll Bride, and been inspired by so many of the clever and creative weddings that she has featured there, which show you really can 'do it the way YOU want' without following clichés and tradition, I decided to order a copy of the new Issue 2 Rock N Roll Bride Magazine, as a gift for my daughter.
And having written and self-published my own book, I know the huge amount of work involved in producing something like this, so Kat deserves to make something out of it for herself.
I have been inspired though and taking note of this quote...