I’m still more than a year from my wedding date, and yet I’m already feeling the fluttery feelings in my stomach associated with excitement and panic. I’m counting on feeling those butterflies as I walk down the aisle, waiting to see the man who will soon be my husband; I’m counting on those pesky flutterbyes […]
With all the inevitable stress that goes into planning a wedding, brides can sometimes lose sight of what a joyful time it should be. The weight of decisions and the pressure of fulfilling a lifetime of expectations can seem insurmountable; that’s why it’s crucial for brides to take some much-needed (and deserved) time to relax […]
If there’s only one day in a woman’s life when she wants to look her very best, there really is no question: It’s her wedding day. While style, hair and makeup decisions will be crucial on the big day, every bride will also want to be in her best physical shape, which can mean preparing […]
After months of planning and preparing, the big day arrives. The final touches for your perfect wedding look are some of the most important: hair and makeup. You will want to look flawless, but you’ll also want to look like you. Here are some tips to find your perfect bridal look. For a glowing face, […]
I’m still more than a year from my wedding date, and yet I’m already feeling the fluttery feelings in my stomach associated with excitement and panic. I’m counting on feeling those butterflies as I walk down the aisle, waiting to see the man who will soon be my husband; I’m counting on those pesky flutterbyes when I finally put on “the dress”; I’m even counting on at least one of the details I’ve dreamed of not happening and feeling those shakes for a moment. The moment I wasn’t prepared for? How about choosing the perfect bridesmaids dress (it would flatter all five of my very diverse ladies and match the time of day of my wedding and … it’s perfect), showing it to someone very close to me and hearing, “Really? This one?” Or what about asking a dear friend’s permission to have her daughter be a flower girl and hearing, “I’m not comfortable with that because you’re not getting married in a church.”
My point is, weddings – the planning, the decisions, the emotions and even the actual day – are tough. There are very few other days in a person’s life that hold as much importance and therefore as much chance of things going wrong.
The thing to remember, the thing I keep repeating to myself, is: Your wedding is a celebration of your love. Anything past that, as my mother would say, is gravy – let’s call it lagniappe.
While I can’t fit all of the answers to your wedding questions, vendor needs and choices in every issue of New Orleans Bride, we’ve done our best to expand our offerings in this issue to show you, if not your perfect choice, some amazing and high-quality opportunities – from fascinators to flowers to frames and everything in between – to make the best choice for you and the one you love.
Celebrate every day like it’s your wedding, and don’t sweat the small stuff. See you in June.