Stop Comparing!

I try to make this my mantra, but I do find that I have to remind myself of it on a regular basis. It’s hard to ignore the accomplishments and beauty of others when social media is such a prominent fixture in our lives. I know, as a small business owner, that I tend to compare my success to others, but I have to remind myself of these wise words to bring me peace and allow myself to feel proud of what I have accomplished and created with Wisegirl Weddings. The same needs to go for brides and grooms! There are so many inspirational photos on wedding sites, blogs and social media and it is HARD to see these amazing events and not compare it against one’s own plans, budgetary constrictions or completed event. The idea of impressing you guests, wedding blog editors or internet spectators with one’s wedding can become overwhelming.

Here is my advice for all brides and grooms, in addition to Theodore’s…

Think of what you want to remember when you look back on your wedding day 10 years from now. Jot those elements down and keep it as a reminder of what to focus on during and after planning your wedding. It’s usually more about who’s there to celebrate with you, special personal touches and the overall atmosphere, whether it’s an intimate, relaxed gathering or a bumping party til the suns comes up. But don’t forget to dream! Make a splurge list in order of importance and try to keep an open mind to allow yourself to compromise one element for that must-have element (if you are restricted to a specified budget – don’t worry, most of are)!

Don’t forget, Wisegirl Weddings is here for you, where your wedding doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

Expo! Expo! Read All About It!

We had a great time at the 2014 June AZ Bridal Expo and met a TON of brides-to-be and hopefully some future Wisegirl clients!

We decided to go with a summery picnic theme for our booth decor and all elements were created by Wisegirl Weddings.

We also had a raffle for a Sephora gift card giveaway for all of our booth visitors… Congrats to our lucky winner….

It’s Already February?!

It has been quite a busy year already and I can’t believe it’s February!!!! We had the pleasure of working three lovely weddings recently and can’t wait to share the photos and details of the events. During this busy month we were unable to attend the January AZ Bridal Expo (since we were lucky enough to spend the day with Melissa & Robert becoming man and wife), but we would like to offer our previous expo special. See below for more details and be sure to contact us for a complimentary consultation 🙂

AZ Bridal Fashion Debut Expo – 6.9.13

We had a great time at our first expo! We were nervous & excited but it was a great day. Thanks to all the new & familiar faces that stopped by to say hi and enter our raffle!

Set up day for the expo - 1/2 way there

Set up day for the expo – 1/2 way there

 

Wisegirl booth set up and ready for the bridal expo madness!

Our ‘antique chic’ centerpiece – sweet and simple

Our ‘glamorous glow’ centerpiece – candles can be just as much of a focal point as flowers

Our ‘gothic romance’ centerpiece – loved how we incorporated the deep burgundy red flowers with blackberries.

Our expo giveaway! Winner to be announced!!

So glad to have Jess there to help talk to the hundreds of brides we met! And Tia was a wonderful help by visiting the other exhibitors to make more vendor relationships for the Wisegirl team