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June 22, 2011

{The Quest for Perfection} Letting Go?

June 22, 2011
Hello, lovelies. And how are you doing on this fine Wednesday? Today I'd like to talk to you about the quest for 'perfection.' Perfection is something most brides try hard to achieve. And although I think it's only natural for us ladies to want to have the perfect day, the perfect decor, the perfect palette even...I can't stress to you how important it is to remember always that this is just one day of your life.



Your wedding day marks the beginning of your marriage. Sure, it's absolutely fun to get creative with your planning. But, I'm here to tell you that it's not so much about dessert bars and photo booths, or even the perfect shade of peach...it's about the marriage of two people. It's so easy to get sucked into the world of wedding blogs and become obsessed with trying to throw the perfect wedding. Well, I'm here to tell you that life will go on if your flowers don't match your bridesmaids dresses perfectly. And although it can be disheartening to us, dare I say it...'wedding planning perfectionists'...it's not the end of the world.



It's actually not that big of a deal at all. I'm not saying to abandon your quest to make your wedding days beautiful, I'm just saying that it would do you and everyone around you some good if you lightened up a bit on your quest for perfection. This coming from the girl who has a blog called 'the Perfect Palette.' It's true, I'm guilty of having been on the very same quest for perfection.

Oh, and don't forget to continue to make time for your fiance during your engagement. Do something together every week that is not planning related. Continue to nurture your relationships. Because your love for one another should absolutely come first! Is there anyone out there who is struggling with their own perfectionism? I'd really love to hear how you are trying to maintain balance! Do I still believe that the perfect wedding is achievable? You know what? I sure do. But I absolutely think that the first step in getting there is by letting go of some of those unrealistic expectations and focusing more so on the meaning behind it all. xo

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18 comments:

Jenna said...

thanks for this. It's a great reminder about what's important!

Taylor Greggory said...

This is so very true. Although it's fun to plan and so easy to get sucked into this wedding planning world, I really should stop stressing so much!

brit @ landlocked bride said...

Thank you for this post. I think so many people get caught up in the planning and details. Don't forget to remember why you are having the wedding in the first place - to get married!

Jennsblingthing said...

Truer words have never been spoken! I planned our wedding for 18 months and had every detail ironed out.

Let me tell you, not one thing was what I envisioned...The flowers were wrong, I ran out of programs, I left the Maid of Honor's dress at home...everything went crazy...and it was the most wonderful, beautiful day in the world. Thankfully I realized that all of those little details hardly mattered at all...it was perfect because the people we loved were there to see us joined in love...I wouldnt have changed a thing!

Kristi said...

So very well said Chrissy!!!

xoxo
kristi

postcards and pretties said...

very true!! Great post Chrissy!!

Katie Elizabeth said...

Lovely post & very true!

xo katie elizabeth
ohheyylife.blogspot.com

Wendy said...

This is excellent advice! I tell clients all the time that no matter what they envision, no one at the wedding is going to know if something isn't there. This is about your future life- not one day. The day is already perfect because you are beginning a new life with your best friend. Whatever the budget, whatever the theme, concentrate on the life, not the party! Love this great advice!!!

Lexa said...

such great advice, chrissy. I'm such a fan of yours! xo, Lexa

Melissa R. said...

I really think you hit the nail on the head. I heart this advice!! thanks for bringing me back to earth! Melissa

Lush Events + Co said...

You are so right! This is lovely advice for any bride!

Amy-Jo Tatum/Bride Chic said...

Well put! The best advise I've heard in ages . . .

Sarah {A Paper Proposal} said...

Great, well written post. While planning my wedding, I wanted everything to be absolutely perfect...the favors, the menus, the flowers, all of it. But like most things in life, not everything went absolutely perfectly on my wedding day. I am happy to report (and proud of myself, in a way, I think) that I was having so much fun, that I didn't even notice!

Alison @ TKB said...

GREAT POST, Chrissy. Seriously great. Love it when we get real. :) xxxxx!

la petite coquine said...

This is such a wonderful post, and truly amazing advice. Everyone needs to remember that perfect is unattainable, and certainly not the most important thing on your wedding day!

xox, Lena

Naomi Anna said...

A great reminder, great post, and so very very true! The key is to have fun marrying the person you love and enjoy all the people in your life who love you and show up for the day!!!!

Jessica said...

I *so* needed this today! And I am bookmarking it so I can read it daily for the next 16 days before my wedding day. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! xo

Andrea Reh said...

I just discovered your blog, and I love the idea of the palette underlying it.

Would love if you stopped by my blog sometime.

Andrea x
andreareh.blogspot.com

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