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My Wedding - - FROM THE EDITOR -

As I poured over im­ages from the Euro­pean bridal shows show­cas­ing the 2015 col­lec­tions, I couldn’t help but no­tice the in­tro­duc­tion of colour. The run­ways were lit­tered with metal­lic golds and sil­vers, there was a splash of mint green, and touches of grey and blue. While brides will never say bye-bye to white and ivory com­pletely, they are get­ting more ad­ven­tur­ous as de­sign­ers push the bound­aries and break the rules.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about wed­dings, it’s that there are no rules. Just about ev­ery woman has a vi­sion and her own likes and dis­likes. What works for one, will fail mis­er­ably for an­other.

So, while it’s great to browse mag­a­zines like My Wed­ding and the thou­sands of wed­ding web­sites for in­spi­ra­tion, stick­ing close to that vi­sion is im­por­tant. Your first plan should be to work out a budget, as that will de­cide whether your event is lav­ish or in­ti­mate. The next step is to write a list of things you re­ally want, as well as not­ing things you can’t abide by. Let that list be your guid­ing light through­out your plan­ning, and try not to get side­tracked too much.

That said, be­ing side­tracked can be a good thing, so long as the new path is one you re­ally love. Your florist may sug­gest al­ter­na­tive flower op­tions based on the sea­son, your gown de­signer may well talk you out of a flouncy, frilled skirt if it doesn’t suit your fig­ure, and a beach­side set­ting may well pre­clude those vampy Louboutin’s you’ve been lust­ing af­ter.

Don’t base your event on what a friend re­cently did un­less it’s ex­actly what you wanted. And, these days, the guys do like to get in­volved, so try to make de­ci­sions as a cou­ple so that you’re both happy with the re­sult.

It’s your day and, as far as fea­si­bly pos­si­ble, you should do it your way!

As al­ways,

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