So why have brides-to-be all across the nation begun searching for the perfect theme for their weddings? Why is it no longer sufficient to choose a few colors and consider that to be your own personal touch on the wedding? The theme wedding does give weddings a personalized spin, but at what cost? That is the genius idea of the wedding planner.
Maryland weddings, as with weddings across the United States, are costing significantly more than they traditionally did. A meal is still being served, a ballroom is still being rented, spiffy clothes are worn by all; the difference is in the scheme. Think choosing a butterfly theme will cost a few hundred extra? Think again! Think beyond the butterfly shaped chocolates at each place setting and the butterfly napkin ring holding each rolled, white linen napkin.
“Wouldn’t it be SO romantic to set butterflies free at the close of your ceremony?” The coordinator asks you, with her most convincing voice. “It would be a symbol of the two of you taking off on your journey through life together, a symbol of freedom and love.” And before you know it, you’re paying not only for the butterflies, but also for their cage for before you set them free (which has to be beautiful because it’s in your ceremony), their refrigerated transportation to you, and the person to take care of them and make sure that they’re awake by the time your ceremony starts. God help you if the coordinator convinces you to let each guest set a butterfly free as a symbol of the bride and groom’s love and step forward.
Maryland weddings are taking advantage of this new concept of attaching a theme to a wedding. Annapolis wedding planning is setting the bar yet higher! Home of the U.S. Naval Academy, Maryland weddings are incorporating naval history into the multi-million dollar modern wedding industry. Think beyond embossed invitations with a sailboat in the corner. Think renting a schooner for your special day. Think chartering a schooner for a wedding weekend cruise from Friday rehearsal dinner to the special day itself right through to the Sunday morning, day-after brunch.
Annapolis is not creating the idea of the theme, simply capitalizing on the existence of it. Annapolis wedding planning has never been better business. Wedding planning is thriving across the nation, but with an idea like sailboat weddings, millions can be made.
In Maryland, weddings are celebrated with the same gusto as anywhere else. Can you get more romantic than an at-sea ceremony? Isn’t the sun setting over the ocean an even better backdrop when you’re IN the backdrop instead of in front of it?
If you scour the net, you can find ethereal frosted glass sailboat tea light candle holders to match a maritime embossed invitation. You can order sailboat shaped chocolates as favors. You can even drape the entire ballroom in billowing white, from tablecloths, to chair covers, to linens. These are nice ideas, but Maryland weddings are taking the theme one step further; don’t recreate the idea of a sailboat, just climb on board.