This quote is by Grace Hopper, Ph. D., an American computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral. Although she was most likely referring to the use of computers and other technology, this quote is oh so applicable to weddings.
Through the years, I’ve heard variations on this dreaded statement “It’s always been done that way” spoken by other wedding professionals, about room layout: “We put the cake table here,” (sadly this would put the cake table in a far corner), or “the head table goes over there,” (depending on the sizes of the bridal party and the guest list, the head table may work better against a different wall); the timeline: “the first dance should be done after dinner,” (every wedding, and every couple, is different, so the order of events should reflect their event); to even the color scheme: “the color of the bridesmaid dresses and the groomsmen vests/cummerbunds should match.”
Instead of thinking and using “how it’s always been done” as a hard and fast rule, use it as a guideline or starting point, then alter it to fit what you want, and what truly holds meaning for you.
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