Sometimes it's all too easy to focus on the negatives of wedding vendors and the Wedding Industrial Complex in general. Brides are supposed to skip into dress shops with their best friends and cry when they find THE dress. Grooms, well they're just supposed to let the good lady have her way because it's her day that “she's been planning since she was a girl.”
But then there are people like us. We don't look like the people in those magazines, or on those blogs. The weddings we're planning don't resemble those weddings either. We like to do things a bit different, because, well, we're a bit different ourselves. And 99% of the time we're freaking proud to go against the grain.
But sometimes, well, you just feel like a freak. And approaching vendors for your kick-ass wedding can be one of those times.
You might want to have a TARDIS on each reception table. Or you might want a geologically accurate Grand Canyon wedding cake. Or you might want a life-sized unicorn that sneezes glitter and pees lemonade. Let's face it, a lot of those traditional vendors just aren't going to get it.
However, I see this as a positive. It actually makes the job of finding great vendors much much easier. It's like we've got an in-built filter to sort out the wheat from the chaff.
Because you know almost instantly what a vendor is going to be like to work with when they look you in the eye and reply, “A unicorn that sneezes glitter and pees lemonade — that's freaking awesome!” You know immediately that you've found the right person for the job. And since you're getting married, you should recognise that one special person can make all the difference.