Monday, March 26, 2012

Wedding Planning- It's All About Heart

I was tickled when I was recently notified that some tips and quotes that I provided to enthusiastic and passionate writer, Naomi Fujimoto was included in her online article, "A Simplified Checklist" for Bride Rush.

Esteemed wedding planner, Darlene Wilson from The Wynn, Las Vegas and accomplished San Francisco floral designer, Nancy Liu Chin also leant their expertise to the practicality of wedding planning as well as the DIY approach.

I was delighted that Naomi asked her questions of me on a manner I was most comfortable with; wedding planning from the heart ...

The whole article can be read here, but here are my 3 tips for "keeping it real." xoxo!

Don’t sweat the small stuff.

What parts of your wedding are less critical? “Believe it or not, I would say the aesthetic details,” says Lisa Stoner, bridal consultant and owner of E Events Design. Try not to get bogged down by whether the colors match in your save-the-date requests, invitations, favor tags, and cake frosting. Stoner explains, “Grandiose, lush floral arrangements and d├ęcor pieces are undoubtedly enviable. However, a more memorable impression will be made when you tell your love story through personal and emotional details.”

Be decisive.

Avoid getting opinions from too many friends and family. Though your parents and attendants mean well, their opinions can make you second-guess your decisions. Consider, decide, and then move on. For example, to create your guest list, Stoner suggests including people you've shared a meal with (as a couple) in the past year. Don't get analysis paralysis — trust yourself.

Remember your relationship.

Remember why you're doing this. Stoner, who recently got married in New York’s Central Park, says, “Set aside a time in the day to talk ‘wedding.’ Then move on to the ‘us’. Your wedding energy will be that much better for it!”

*Image Courtesy of Root Photography*

1 comment:

Naomi said...

Lisa, thank you. I admire how you can create such magnificent events while not letting them overshadow the people involved. Thanks for all of your great suggestions!