Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Not everyone loves weddings.

Real quick update. So the segment I was talking about in the last post actually aired on the show Portland NOW over the weekend. I'm waiting to get a clip to post so you watch it.

On another note, I was recently made aware of an interesting article written on the Willamette Weekly website. The author, Samantha Herman writes from her perspective about the upcoming Art of Weddings Event. She writes in a very sarcastic tone about how "its comforting to know that people are still forking over money for ritzy events and expensive receptions." What's odd is how easily she trash talks the wedding industry yet never contacted any actual professionals to learn more about it. I never received a call or email with interview questions about the event or wedding industry. I would have been happy to sit down and chat about why I created it and what it's about or why choosing an actual wedding photographer instead of any local artist is a better idea. Reading past posts on this blog would have answered those questions as well. 

This blog is about giving you as much local information and ideas as possible. It's a starting point, a resource from folks who have been to a lot of weddings. The final choices are up to you and since you don't get a trial run with your wedding it's a good idea to gather as much information as possible to make sure it runs smoothly. By going to events and having blogs to read, you get to discover what is the most important to you for your day and how to divide your budget within that. Because no matter how expensive or inexpensive your event is, you need a game plan. 

With that out of the way, it's almost a new year. I love this time of the year. A time to reflect and make changes. Take a moment to recall all the positive goals you reached in 2008. Be thankful for them and then dream how you can be a better person in the upcoming year. Will you open more doors for strangers? Will you donate blood? Will you spend more time with your family? What ever you do remember to share the love. Happy New Year! See you in 2009...