Virginia wedding

Cinderella taught us that not every shoe fits!



We all know that you have a grand image of what your perfect day looks like. I, myself, am guilty of this! I spend hours looking at articles, magazines, new trends and old traditions. We all grew up thinking that we would be like a princess, swept away in the most magical of dresses with a pair of glass slippers. Hey! If that’s what your wedding looks like, I would LOVE to come!! We have an idea of what “makes” a wedding, especially with the world we live in. Today, weddings can be anywhere from simple and elegant to extravagant and over the top. I know many women who think that because their parents had a small simple wedding then that’s the route they have to take, or vice versus.

Ladies, I am here to tell you something you may not know!!! This wedding…is about YOU. Nine times out of ten you do all the planning so why shouldn’t it be everything you want and more (with-in your budget at least) ? You, as a bride, have to make sure that what you are picking is perfect and fitting for you. A wedding has many moving parts to it and eventually you could find yourself too simple or too over the top. How do you decide if it is too little or way too much? Easy…you ask yourself if it fits “you” as a couple.

This is why it is important to attend Bridal Shows. It gives you the opportunity to see who will be working for you. Do you want an awesome D.J.? Walk around a bridal show…you will quickly see how many options you have as a bride. Of course, it could be overwhelming BUT you have the chance to talk face to face to wedding professionals about who they are and what they offer.Say you want a unique photographer who doesn’t just take the basic pictures. If you attend shows and become educated about who is out there, you open more opportunities to find a photographer that fits your needs. Make sure it’s someone who you connect with and makes you feel special. Get engagement pictures done before you commit because if you LOVE your pictures of your engagement then you will LOVE your pictures of your wedding. This day is the most magical day of your life. Do yourself a favor and PLAN and EDUCATE yourself about who is out there!!! There is a world of opportunity for your wedding. All you have to do is reach for it!

Untitled2photography by  Heather Michelle Photography

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The author: Angeline Frame

Angeline is the owner/publisher of Virginia Bride Magazine and the show producer for The Greater Virginia Bridal Shows. She has a degree in Public Administration and Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. A former model and wedding venue owner- she loves all things wedding , fashion and decorating. In her spare time she likes to write, travel and get new ideas to share with brides.
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