do you read all the wedding blogs? do you peruse pinterest looking for inspiration? do you drool over wedding photographers' blogs? i do. and the message i'm getting is: your wedding has to be perfect. and i just want to tell you something: NO IT DOESN'T.
i can't even imagine planning my own wedding right now, with all the emphasis that's put on every single little freakin' detail. i mean, don't get me wrong, i planned my wedding down to the minute, literally (ask my caterer), but all this focus on the minutia of every flower, font, and frill, it's exhausting. i love looking at all the images and they do inspire me, as i'm sure they do you, but please, please don't give in to the pressure of perfection.
you can have an absolutely fabulous wedding that doesn't "make it" onto a blog. don't plan the details of the wedding so that you're wedding photos will get pinned. i'm sorry to say it, but that's not the right way to go about it. if the combo of cool things you put together is wonderfully captured by a creative and artistic wedding photographer then you can be pleasantly surprised when your wedding gets picked up. but try to remember that the gorgeous details you might be spending hours of your life planning are to enhance the beauty of a day that's already going to rock, because it's your wedding day and how can it not rock. right?!
i'm sorry if i sound preachy, but it's mostly because i hear you saying that you're stressed out and worried and overwhelmed, and i hope it's not because of that pressure to be perfect. i want to give you permission to have an amazingly awesome wedding just because you and your partner are committing your lives to each other and not because the striped straws go with the napkins, which go with your nail polish, which go with your shoes, which match the ranunculus in your bouquet, which go with the...
and one last thing, sometimes the best photos are of messy, dirty, unkempt, craziness.