Jewish Journal


March 27, 2008

Unique like everybody else


Maybe this is a long shot … but how unique can your wedding idea be if you heard about it from someone else?

Such is the dilemma of many brides-to-be.

As I peruse magazines and online articles (type in “wedding trends” on Google and you will find nearly 95,000 entries) on the latest and greatest in the world of weddings (a world I can now enjoy as spectator), I can’t help but wonder who is pulling the strings here?

I came across this story that aired on WCIA in Champaign, Ill.:

Check out the irony in this quote from a wedding planner:

“The first question that most brides ask… What can I do to make my wedding different. What’s the newest trend and what will make people remember my wedding.”

If you are doing the same thing that everyone else is, how in the world is that going to make your wedding different?

“And even classic dresses have a new twist. Gone are the days of the puffy white gown. Now people are even adding color.
‘You may see a bride walk down the aisle in a champagne or a pale pink.. and color or a sash in a color.’”

I was married in a classic white gown—the kind that never goes out of style. Again, if all the other brides are wearing color – your idea of adding a pink sash is not as original.

Why not be really original – go back to tradition? It’s a big stretch, I know, but sometimes a traditional wedding with a personal touch can be more unique than anything found on the pages of Brides.

Remember: One bride’s trend is another’s trash.

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