“L… is for the one I LOVE”…
Weddings are about Love… As wedding professionals it is our responsibility to help our clients celebrate the love they have for each other and the commitment that they are about to partake on…
A quick search on Google.com for the word Love comes up with lots of different websites and suggested search terms such as: love poems, love quotes, making love, love stories, etc…
What is LOVE though?
Is it a feeling? Is it a commitment? Is it supposed to last forever???
I believe everyone who has experienced love, has their own answer to these questions.
Wikipedia on Love:
Love is any of a number of emotions and experiences related to a sense of strong affection. The word love can refer to a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes, ranging from generic pleasure (“I loved that meal”) to intense interpersonal attraction (“I love my girlfriend”). This diversity of meanings, combined with the complexity of the feelings involved, makes love unusually difficult to consistently define, even compared to other emotional states. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love
One thing is for sure, Love is an deep uncontrollable emotion.
In the context that will explore it during this post is the love you have for a girlfriend, wife, or fiance and how it relates to the Wedding Industry.
TV does a terrible job at portraying weddings as Love events. They portray weddings as money sucking, bad attitude getting, stressful, bad service oriented, bridezilla, negative events. But then again, they need drama to attract viewers.
And the term Bridezilla, that’s also another negative word that gets passed around from vendor to vendor. Most of the time, if you listen closely to the vendor telling a story about a bridezilla, you can tell that the bride was not happy with his service.
To me a bridezilla is bride who did not get what she paid for or what she expected. The wedding vendor did not meet her needs or expectations.
How can you do a wedding with that type of mentality week after week? After a while, I’m sure it’s so repetitive for some of these vendors, that they begin to forget that weddings are a celebration of a couple’s Love for each other.
I’m not saying that wedding vendors should let their hand be bent so far back that it breaks, but if something is misunderstood, or there is some kind of mis-communication between the bride and the vendor. Then things need to be explained in an apologetic, kind manner. Not in the, you-should’ve-known-matter-of-fact tone that a lot of vendors use. There are vendors that actually get mad and upset because their brides don’t understand exactly what they are paying for. It happens all the time. Who’s fault is it that the bride does not understand what she is paying for and what she needs to pay additional for?
In order to help brides celebrate their Love, their special day, the day they will remember for the rest of their lives, wedding vendors must, first love their brides and their families. It’s annoying to hear other DJ’s or other wedding vendors call their passionate brides; brideszillas, B-word brides, terrible headaches, etc… They are emotional human beings who want and expect the best, the day of their wedding.
If you, the bride, don’t feel loved, respected, or appreciated from your wedding vendor, you should demand it and expect it. You shouldn’t have to ask for it because a real wedding professional knows and understands that good customer service means to love your customer and to be of service to your customers.