I truly believe that, as a bride, it is easy to become overwhelmed by all of the possibilities of your wedding day. Aside from the fact that it is the day you will promise to be with your fiance for the rest of your lives', you also have about a million little details to think about. And with all of the bridal magazines, websites and reality television shows, brides today are constantly being bombarded by new ideas.
No matter what it is that you decide to do - chair covers or no chair chair covers, what type of napkin fold to use, flowers on the pews, and so on - just make sure that your day is a personal reflection of you as a couple.
One of my favorite examples of this is from a bride and groom I worked with this past summer. Emily and Brendan where such a nice couple who got married at the Immaculate Conception Chapel on the University of Dayton campus and then had their reception at Cox Arboretum. Their wedding was just beautiful with everything from the bridesmaids dresses to the table linens in varying shades of purple. Another great thing about this wedding was that the weather man called for rain that day but we had sunny skies until about 5 minutes into the ceremony when it started to pour buckets but then stopped just before the ceremony ended AND Cox Arboretum didn't see a drop of rain so guests were still able to explore the beautiful grounds.
Okay, so back to my story....the personal touch Emily and Brendan decided to include in their wedding day was to give their guests their favorite flavor of smoothie from Tropical Smoothie Cafe and on the table where the smoothies were displayed was a framed explanation telling how Emily and Brendan actually met in line at Tropical Smoothie Cafe when Brendan offered Emily a coupon he had. It was such a sweet story for such a sweet couple and I loved that they let their guests in on that great part of the beginning of their journey together.