- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
Okay, so this is sort of hard to explain but i’ll try. I have loved every aspect of planning so far, meeting with vendors, picking out dresses, colors, everthing. I had picked out locations which are very beatiful and apparently pretty popular according to my planner friend.
However, I started by looking at pictures other photographers had done at my ceremony location and they all looked exactly the same, which made me really sad and now I am not sure I even find the location pretty.
Then I had gotten to where I had compiled everything that I had so far (mind, that is not much as it’s still well over a year away) into my planning binder and once I had finished that I felt really discouraged. The further I have gotten into planning, the more discouraged I have felt about the idea of even wanting the type of wedding most people have. I have always wanted to kind of turn things on their head and see things differently, I guess this informs my being a part-time artist/photographer, but I haven’t found a way to do that within my wedding and now I feel bored with planning and uninterested when I think about doing more for my wedding.
I think I need to really need to think out side of the box and find a way to make it more than an everyday wedding. I would love to find a theme or something that is unique and will prevent my wedding from becoming exactly like every other wedding I have seen at my location, and so on and so forth.
To kind of give you and idea of what I’m thinking, I once had an idea for a theme that did that for me: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” which is whimisical, classic, romantic, and Shakespearen; all words that describe me and my fiancé perfectly. The idea was to infuse this theme into our wedding but then also to have a performance or excerpt from the play performed either before the ceremony or at the reception. The play actually includes a wedding at which a play is performed, so it has kind of that trippy(excuse the lack of a better term) element for guests that I’m looking for. If that makes sense. It is also light and funny and I think it would be easy to really infuse fairy-ish, woodsy, and romantic details into our wedding’s elements.
However, the problem is this: I do not think it would work with my date of Mid-September (not mid-summer obviously, haha) would really make sense for that and I do not know if it would work at all at my venues (one a Gothic-architecture style chapel and the other a Grand, also somewhat gothic-style Hotel).
So if you kind of understand what I’m going for here, any ideas? You’d probably have to be a therapist at this point. Anyway, I am in major need of help! I really don’t want to resent my wedding for its boring-ness .