The truth about wedding planners and the ugly wedding industry.
I know I’m about to ruffle some feathers, but I don’t care. I know every article you read will tell you how you must have a wedding planner, and how it will save you so much time and, how your wedding will fail miserably if you don’t have one. Your dream is the wedding planner’s business, and everybody else’s in the industry. And just like any business, the goal is to make money. The objective is to sell you the fantasy of weddings, and convince you that your spending equates to love. And believe me, it does not start when you get engaged, it starts the first time you are a flower girl and you stand in awe of the bride. It starts when your daddy dream about having a little girl so he can walk her down the aisle.
The truth of the matter is, you don’t need a wedding planner to plan your wedding, women and families have been planning weddings for generations and 9 times out of 10 they turn out alright. Because at the end of the day it’s family and loved ones partying and celebrating your love, arguing and doing what families do. Weddings and marriages are not the fairy tales we see in wedding pictures, for most of us, love does not look like perfection, it’s real, and it’s messy, and it’s beautiful all at the same time, but never is it perfect. If weddings are supposed to be true reflections of ourselves and our relationships why do we continue to strive for perfection? It’s usually the mishaps and the mistakes that make for the greatest lessons and stories. Yes, it will be talked about forever, most likely only the bad parts, you will laugh, you will still feel some type of way about Uncle Dell getting drunk and embarrassing you in front of everyone by making a tasteless joke, but it will become a memory, just one small part of a life the two of you have built together. Honestly, if the highlight of your life together is a wedding, then you seriously have led a rather dull life with your partner and you should maybe seek help to figure out what’s missing. But for the rest of us we will move on.
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME
As long as I can remember I have loved weddings, not just weddings but over the top celebrity weddings. From a little girl I would save my money and buy bridal magazines.
Every year I would buy the Instyle Magazine Wedding Special and watch the yearly special on the E. Channel until the internet and everything became instant. (Yes there was a time when the world didn’t have internet) I can remember being introduced to Preston Bailey through Joan Rivers, he did Melissa River’s wedding. I can honestly say, to this day no wedding has ever topped that wedding. I met David Tutera through Star Jones, and my favorite of all time Colin Cowie did the wedding for Holly Robinson-Peete that I still remember with such fondness. The point I’m making is that this is what I grew up believing in -fantasy celebrity weddings.
Naturally, I eventually found myself in the glorious fantasy world of weddings. It took me all of six months to feel totally let down and to see it was all a lie. The whole thing, it was a carefully constructed lie that millions of women fall for. I begin to feel disillusioned with the whole wedding industry and everything about it. I also looked around and begin to see how even though the industry was staying the same, people were changing and looking for something deeper and more meaningful to express themselves. Deeper more intimate ways to express themselves, and really I found a lot of couples are so over being bullied and pressured by society into having big traditional weddings.
That’s when I created Wedding In A Box, the world’s first portable wedding. Everything you need to have a small intimate wedding or elopement that can be set up anywhere in less than 1 hour. Yes you read that right, we have just saved you 90% of the time and money of a traditional wedding. Our boxes are stylish and fashionable, and they also change with the season so always have new styles to choose from. Each box comes with:
- 1 Wedding Backdrop that Converts to Photo Backdrop For Pics
- Backdrop Support System
- Printable Invitation
- Matching Decor to Complete The Look
- Picture App
- Your choice Bridal Headpiece or Bouquet
- 1 Dozen Paper Flowers
- 1 Dozen Cupcakes & Cupcake Stand
- Champagne Flutes
- Paper Plates
All for only $999. ($1500 customized)
THE NEW ALTERNATIVE TO AN OLD TRADITION
The concept is simple:
1 Wedding In A Box
1 Hour That Will Change Your Life Forever
Weddings in A Box™
The 1st retail kit for couples interested in an Intimate Wedding or Elopement
Finally a new approach to getting married that gives couples the ok to not get caught up in the fantasy of weddings, but the realness of true love. We like to think we “bring love to life.”
A Wedding Planner’s Job Is To Get You Down The Aisle, But We Say FUCK The Aisle!!
DARE TO DREAM…DARE TO BE DIFFERENT!!!!