I woke up this morning with an idea.
I run a stationery business (more about that later) and I’ve spent months pondering the thought that, although I run a wedding business, I struggle to blog about it. I struggle to Facebook about it. I struggle to even Twitter about it, for goodness’ sake. Why? Because I just don’t know what to say. I like pretty, sparkly things as much as the next girl. But full discussions about whether sweetheart or strapless is the way to go.. ? Only the girl trying on the dress knows the answer to that, right? It’s not up to me, or anyone else, to tell a girl what to wear. Is it?!
Wedding magazines and wedding websites spend all their time trying to convince you – the bride, the going-to-be-a-bride, the one-day-I-might-be-a-bride, we’re all targets – that organising a wedding is going to be THE most stressful time of your life and you simply MUST make all the ‘right’ decisions. How will you ever show your face in public again if you get it ‘wrong’?
Why have I got nothing to say? Because, secretly – shhh, I’m supposed to be a proper ‘wedding professional’ – I detest the madness, I detest the materialism, and most of all, I detest being told what to do.
So I thought, hmmm, why not blog about that? Why not let brides know that there is another way, that you can organise a wedding and actually enjoy it.
But who will listen?