They say history doesn’t repeat itself, but it does have an echo to it. Mark Twain said it “rhymes”, and that makes sense. There is a pattern to the buildup and dissolution of events. This is as true in political and economical environments as it is in simple things like clothing trends. They tend to transition from the bawdy to the proper at generational intervals.
Now, this is certainly an over-simplification, but it does represent the reality: the trend of your mother isn’t the trend you’re familiar with. So while you definitely want her to help you plan the wedding, you may not want to trust her trend proclivities! But then again, perhaps things have shifted again, and she is exactly who you should trust.
Whatever you do, you want to look at the event as a whole, not individually. If you only focus on one aspect over another, you’re apt to design things which contrast or clash with one another. However, if you put everything together in a way that’s cohesive, you can avoid that.
You want wardrobe, decorations, invitations, and culinary delights which match your wedding’s “theme”. Ideally—of course, you may be scientific and go for some entropic theme, in which case anything goes. But for the most part, brides are going to be interested in paradigms which match. Sometimes finding a guide makes sense.
You can find a guide to help you choose dresses online. This is important because shopping for a wedding dress can feel intimidating. While some brides go into the process with their dream dress already in mind, others have trouble finding the one. We’re here to provide some tips and tricks for narrowing down your wedding dress selections. [Read more…]