Jean’s Top 10 Tips for Planning Your Wedding – Part 3

3. Don’t be afraid of expressing yourself

Your wedding professionals want to create a wedding that is just for you (it’s no fun for us to do the same thing over and over again) so you’ll need to let them know what you want. You aren’t the same as anyone else, and you don’t have to let your wedding be the same as anyone elses. Take into consideration the region where you live (or grew up), your heritage, any family traditions or customs, and use these elements to personalize your wedding.

Also, remember to tell them what you don’t like and what you don’t want as well as what you do like and want. Tear pages out of magazines of things you love and things you can’t stand.

Be as specific as possible when explaining what you are looking for. But if there is something that you’re not sure of — for example, you want to carry a bouquet, but don’t have any idea what style or types of flowers you want to have — don’t despair. By indicating what you don’t want can make it easier for you and your wedding professionals to head in the right direction by process of elimination, and come up with some great ideas that will work for you.

Get extra color swatches to share with your wedding planner, florist, baker and linen specialists — anyone who will be dealing with how colors will be used at your wedding — so they truly understand what colors you’re talking about. Don’t rely on color name alone. One person’s “wine” is another person’s “burgundy.”

Do whatever it takes to get your point across.

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