Tuesday, March 04, 2008

A Wedding Blog for the Real Bride- Designing Millie

TAA DAH!!! Here she is, the new blog title...... DESIGNING MILLIE (sorry for the short delay- I was trying to have a new header to go along with the new title, but that's going to take awhile).

I did a little poll on my family blog, and the winner was clearly Designing Millie. My mom actually thought of it, so I'm really glad it won. I also like it a lot because it will stand out from the other million and one wedding blogs. As soon as I jumped on the "Wedding Blog Express", I realized that all this world needed was ANOTHER wedding blog. But, I also noticed something was missing from all these beautiful, inspirational wedding blogs... Don't get me wrong; I love these blogs as much as the next girl. I could drool all over these 'picture perfect' wedding images all day long, but I was looking for something more....

Are we forgetting what the wedding is really all about? It's so easy to get lost in this BBB (Big Bridal Business) world. I'm not even a bride and got sucked into it. I really feel for these girls; it's so hard not to feel the pressure of putting on some fabulous rock star wedding.

This weekend I talked to one of my dearest friends who is getting married in August (the Miranda is her favorite). She has opted to do the destination wedding instead of the hometown wedding like she had originally planned. She explained to me how expensive it was going to be and how there was no way she could live up to what society was expecting these days. All she wanted was to get married in the church with a full mass. That's all she cares about (oh yea, she needs a dress too. Ha!). So they have decided to have a small wedding in Mexico at this beautiful Catholic Mission. Believe it or not, it's going to save them a lot of money. Now, I understand why the destination wedding is becoming so popular.

The more I thought about this, the more it made sense to me. Less is more. My Mom always says all you really need is a man and something to wear to have a wedding! Ha! Funny but true and exactly what Millie is all about- simple yet elegant and it's not going to cost you a fortune.

It's going to be tough to tie fashion and virtues into this BBB world. Almost sounds like an oxymoron these days. But I truly believe there is a connection. My challenge is going to be how to reveal this connection in a way that is interesting yet still helpful.....Hmmmm.... You'll have to keep reading to find out!


style-ish said...

Hi! Great blog! I'm still on a mission to find my dress so I'm enjoying looking at your designs!

Just wanted to say that I agree with you and that is the same reason why we are having a destination wedding. All I want is to be married and have a fun fabulous time with my fiance and family. Way too many brides get caught up in the small details (as do their family members) but are they forgetting that the wedding is a celebration of the couple and not of how fabulous the flowers are?

Designing MILLIE said...

So, so true Style-ish! I'm so glad you found us and there is a bride out there who thinks like us!!!

Best of luck on your wedding gown mission! Please let me know if you have any questions!