My wedding part 1: You must fight to have your dreams day!
What we “clashed” a bit on was the customization. Let me explain. When I want I could be a real pain in the neck, I’m obsessed with details, and obviously I wanted that day to be perfect and with everything as I wanted and had in mind.
And what I’ve understood is that the Catering companies (generally speaking) promise you a dream day, very well organized with all the details you need but only of you follow their settings. If you want to put a simple bow around the napkin that’s great, you will have the change to choose between a million bow type and colors, but if you do not want that dammit simple bow then you won’t have a lot of proposal. And if you ask for something not really special as in example to fold the napkins in a way to form a sort of pocket to insert the menu in, well you’ll probably get an answer like: no it’s not possible, I’ll spend too much time to do that, or, no it’s not possible I do not have the chance to fold in that way…. Same thing for the menu and for this reason I managed to print it on my own (even if all could have been included in the price), cut it on my own and fold it on my own. And this just because they did not have the printer.
I was worried about a week regarding how to place the sugared almonds (we use them a lot for the wedding in Italy). I did not want to use their glass vases because they did not have nothing to do with the atmosphere I thought.
As I did for the wedding invitation (I’ll show you them in another post) I wanted to use carton boxes… then, long story short, as happened for the menu also in this case I needed to take care about everything. This means buy the boxes, decorate them, prepare them, fill them with the sweets etc etc..
I mean I’m paying you a lot of money, dear catering service, and I’m still wondering why you do not want to help me and to go off the grid for a while.
Guess what? Same story for the flowers!
We are talking about one of the most important and beautiful day for two people!! I would have like only seen more passion and enthusiasm all around me. I think would be beautiful if people that works in this field do it always with energy and positivity.
Maybe at this point you are wondering if I write to scare you! No dears, in the end that day all will be beautiful and unforgettable anyway, even if is raining when you prayed for the sun during the last four months.
You only must be prepared! All you can do or ask the days before please do! For example I totally forgot to ask to the photographer to make photos for my blog with all I prepared. Obviously now I haven’t those photos!
Anyway it won’t always easy to get what you want and what you planned, but if you really want it, you can get it with a little bit of energy and dedication!