Be Yourself

Photo by Susanne Michelle Photography

A meeting I had with a soon-to-be-bride-to-be (she doesn’t have the ring but has permission to plan) last week has been weighing heavily on my mind.  She originally had her heart set on an October wedding but circumstances are necessitating a mid-summer wedding instead.  She was afraid her preferred color and flower choices were inappropriate for a summer wedding and had no idea what she would change it to now that the time of year has changed.

I told her to go with her heart.  If the perfect wedding she envisioned is full of fall colors, then so be it!  Who cares if she uses pumpkin in the summer?  If she wants wildflowers for her bouquet, make it happen.  There is absolutely no reason to compromise on your style…budgetary restraints not withstanding. 😉

As I have said before, there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to weddings anymore.  Your wedding is a reflection of you not the season.  Anyone looking at my wedding pictures may think my wedding was in spring or summer when it was actually in mid-December.  My bridesmaids wore 3 different shades of blue in knee-length dresses with thin straps.  Thankfully I was married in Austin so even in mid-December the temperature was in the low 70’s.  I had a very beachy vibe with starfish and sand centerpieces – not what you would expect at a December wedding. 

So be yourself.  Don’t force yourself into what you think everyone else thinks is appropriate.  Besides, they may just consider you to be a trendsetter.

Be Carefree,



About bethecarefreebride

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