Friday, March 23, 2012

Three Assumptions YOU'RE Making About Your Weddding

A while back, I wrote Three Assumptions They’re Making About Your Wedding, a list of what people really won’t stop bugging you about, ever. But I’ve talked to a lot of couples in the past few weeks, and I’m starting to realize that you’re making a lot of assumptions about your wedding too:

1. That the minute you step into Wedding World, everyone is trying to rip you off. This one drives me a little nuts, as you can imagine. Wedding World can get expensive, but a lot of that is because you’re buying in bulk – One $40 centerpiece is going to cost less than 10. 100 meals at $50+ a person is going to cost more than one. You’ve heard it a million times, and I’ve heard it a bunch recently: “Once you put the word “wedding” in front of something, it doubles the price.” It’s even considered a money-saving strategy to lie about the event you’re planning, in order to get a lower quote. First of all, that never works, eventually they figure it out, and second of all? It makes you look like a jerk. Another reason is that weddings do require a little more effort than your average party. If you think about the combination of logistics and meeting expectations, it’s a lot of work to give you the wedding experience you want. Some of us charge more for that than others, true. But just because you can’t afford it, doesn’t mean it’s a scam – you just can’t afford it. It’s like the Christian Louboutins I keep stalking at Nordstroms. Love them, cannot afford them, so I’ll have to stick to Nine West at Macy’s for now. And like sticking to your budget, I don’t mind that much, because Nine West shoes are comfortable. Bottom line – you do not have to hire me/that photographer/that venue if the price is uncomfortable for you. Instead, figure out what you can get with what you can afford.

2. That you have to do things the way they’ve “always” been done “traditionally.”

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See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
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