Wednesday, September 23, 2009

What Makes You Feel Like a Bride?

I got the most interesting phone call yesterday and thought I would share. First, it was from a groom. That isn't completely unheard of but it isn't typical. Most of our calls come from brides or their mothers. Then, he mentioned that his wedding was in two days. That got my attention. Lastly, he told me that he wasn't looking for wedding planning but wanted to know how to make his bride "feel like a bride." Even though I was juggling about a hundred things to do (this is the Fall wedding season, after all), I thought his request was so sweet that I had to help.
Apparently, the groom-to-be and his bride were eloping (second wedding for both) but the bride had told him (with tears in her eyes) that on the wedding day she wanted to feel like a bride. The groom wanted to make her happy but didn't know exactly what it takes to make a woman feel like a bride. After bantering some ideas back and forth (and him rejecting my fantasy of sending her to the Mandarin Spa for the day), we decided that a limo ride around the monuments culminating in a picnic with champagne, flowers and gourmet fare would be perfect for them.
This phone call made me think that we all have different ideas of what it takes to feel like a bride. I'd love to hear what yours is!