It is difficult for a couple-to-be to separate their excitement of starting a new life from the commercialization around this occasion. Let’s face it, there is a lot of pressure about putting on a show. The more you see, the more you want. However, the question is how YOU want to spend your wedding day. Is it by following every trend known to man?
Once you make the decision of tying the knot with your partner in crime, a million other plans start popping in your head to make this day perfect. Most people immediately start browsing only to find endless options and choices, which in turn, makes them very stressed. The market is supposed to make you believe that your special day wouldn’t be special if you don’t buy their products. At the end of the day, the question remains – are weddings only about the dress, the party and the décor? Must wedding plans require the couple to go through emotional turmoil? Is it worth opening the gates of consumer culture?
Now, this leads us to wonder about the right ways of getting married. But what exactly are they? A pocket-friendly minimalistic look or a highly extravagant celebration. No matter what you choose, over-indulgence in the preparations of ‘the’ event traps you into some sort of pseudo-excitement or a delusional state could make one blindsided about the responsibilities of the life after that. Is that how you want to start a new life?
We want to weigh our options to have an awesome wedding day. Hear us out!
Spring weddings! They are absolutely great because of the longer days and the gorgeous sunsets. Nature offers you the luxury of ‘perfect weather.’ Cherry blossom trees are in full bloom. A perfect example of ‘utilizing what we already have first’. For instance, if you want to marry in Central Park, the conservatory gardens offer the most exquisite natural décor. Your wedding plan is unique because it reflects your idea of individuality. Also, this is a good time to be outdoors.
An act of kindness and a positive gesture towards humanity give most of us a sense of contentment. You could add a personalized gesture to kindle a sense of compassion towards all the other relationships in our life (including marriage). After all, that’s the purpose of the family; we choose to share our smiles and peace. What could be a better way to start the new life than with an act of kindness and goodness?
SmartHug believes in protecting the environment as far as possible. Did you know that it is possible to add eco-friendly accents to your wedding décor? For example, a couple could plan a green wedding with biodegradable dinnerware, use saplings as party favors or maybe a mix of the two. Would you like to browse through our biodegradable décor ideas? Perhaps, the SmartHug soapstone tealight holders could be a nice addition to an evening celebration?
While it is important to rejoice in the union of two like-minded people, it will feel good to use your special day to support a social cause close to your heart. All we are trying to say is that the happiness in your wedding photos should reflect what you really felt, apart from choosing the love of your life. Happiness, when shared, is doubled.
SmartHug wishes all the Spring couples the best of this time. SmartHug is a for-profit organization which supports local art and is proud of its earnings. The brand extends a helping hand to artists across the world. Our goal is to enable a local artist to connect with a global audience. A part of the profit goes back to the artists so that traditional art forms can be practiced and preserved. View the shop.
Last but not least, happy wedding. Enjoy!