My homework for this week is to come up with an Inspiration Board that would include the colors I want for the wedding. When I finish that in time, I'll post it up here so that we'll have something to keep coming back to when we need ideas.
The hard part about this is related to what I've discovered since our engagement....Unlike other bride-to-bes, I don't have a clear photo of how my wedding is going to be. From the sites that I've been reading, it seems that brides use their wedding to unleash all of the fantasies and imaginings they've long had about their wedding. I recently ran across an article about Avril Lavigne's wedding being traditional despite her initial plans of going against the grain, her reason, she wanted the wedding she's dreamed of ever since she was a little girl.
So, in the hopes of reviving what may just be misplaced dreams of my past self about my future (bride) self, I have tried to dig deep to find what I want for my wedding:
1. It must be held at an old church, or one that looks old.
2. The church ceremony songs are sung beautifully by a choir with voices so heavenly, they'd bring tears to my (and everyone else's) eye
3. Music, good food and everyone having fun at the reception.
Its not much of a list, but it something. From the looks of it, #1 is most achievable and possible, #3 is something that I would hope for and #2 is just plain added expense.
One other thing that got me thinking, if most brides have dreamed of their weddings since they were kids, most of the weddings I'm seeing now have very similar concepts (and mine might end up that way too)....so does that mean that each of these women (us) were imagining the same wedding? Maybe they (we) were all made to watch one film that the same image and the same concept, and it has stayed with them (us) until adulthood...
Hmmm...my vote goes to Cinderella. Women who can work glass slippers are capable of brainwashing one generation after another.