So all those platitudes…
The thing is, no matter how hard I’ve tried during this process to assure my lovely brides and clients that all is good in Parie Designs world,
People are just people.
People with their own set of insecurities, fears, and distrust. This type of emotional decision making is never more evident than when planning your wedding. In my almost 30 years in this industry I have witnessed many a family unit stressed to the point of breaking during the process.
It’s the one day where everything you do is seen through a magnifying glass or more aptly the lens of a camera. Documented for time immemorial. It’s the day when you need to have as few surprises as possible. You want your planning to have brought you to a day filled with love & joy, NOT stress and worry.
So It’s understandable that a bride might not be so willing, on this most important day of her life, to simply believe me when I say….
Yes I’ve got cancer, but we’ve got it covered.
But as a business owner who has poured her heart soul and creative energy into this baby for almost 25 years it doesn’t hurt any less when that bride decides to take her business elsewhere. But I choose to believe this will make space for something great, not GREATER, just great.
I don’t have any brilliant kernels of wisdom here except maybe one or more of the following will now be open to me…
1) I will get to be present at the birth of our third grandbaby
2) I will actually enjoy the holidays this year with more time for my family
3) I will plan an event that allows me immense creative freedom
4) Or maybe...just relax for one weekend, sometimes that’s the best medicine