The Sulla Tips: the real bride’s survival guide

In my role, I have the privilege of speaking to brides on a daily basis. Each of them is at a different planning stage, and all have different perspectives on this exciting journey – some are cool as cucumbers but others are feeling the pressure to please everyone else but themselves.

If you’ve been lucky enough to have ridden this roller coaster of emotions, emerging at the end of it all with the man of your dreams, you’ll understand what I mean when I say

“if at the end of your wedding day,

you are married to the love of your life,

it all went perfectly”

I first discovered The Sulla Tips during my own wedding preparations a few years ago and have since recommended them to so many friends and acquaintances that today I felt it was long overdue to share them with my own lovely brides. Written by Jennifer Mendelsohn after planning her own 2002 wedding, this enlightening discussion of what’s truly important on your wedding day  certainly helped me put things into perspective and I am sure each of you will find at least one or two little gems to relate to as well.

Here are a few of my personal favourites –

“Too much “stuff” can actually sometimes bog it down and make it less enjoyable and meaningful. If you want to make your wedding better, make it richer in feeling, not stuff.”

“Nobody ever leaves a wedding saying, “Yeah, it was soooo great! The mother of the groom’s dress was the SAME EXACT SHADE as the bridesmaids’ shoes and the writing on the matchbooks!” People leave a wedding thinking it was great because it felt great – because the bride and groom were in love and happy, and the party felt appropriately joyous…”

“Don’t let your obsession with making sure you do and buy all the stuff you’re “supposed” to suck the joy out of your very joyous day. Just let it roll and make sure that your wedding is, at heart, a celebration, not a staged production.”

And I’ll leave you with these words…

“It’s a party, it’s a party, it’s a party.”

Jennifer Mendelsohn

I hope I have inspired you to read the Sulla Tips yourself. I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments area below and please share this post with friends who you think would also enjoy it.

As you read through Jennifer’s tips, you might wonder why someone in the wedding industry would want to highlight such a ‘contradictory’ article, but if you haven’t guessed already – my approach is different to most other suppliers. My aim is to help you express your personality through your wedding flowers and to create a meaningful celebration – and if that means the bridesmaid’s dresses aren’t the exact same shade of fuschia as the dahlias in your bouquet, then so be it.