Well the week is coming to an end…it’s Thursday already!!! I am sipping a nice glass of cucumber-lemon-lime water, hoping the clouds and rain vacate the premises and scheduling a few ‘Tete-a-Tetes’ for the upcoming weeks. Some have asked, ‘exactly what is a ‘tete-a-tete’?’ Glad you asked! A ‘Tete-a-Tete’ is, by definition, n. a private conversation, or interview, usually between two people.; adj. of, between or for two persons together without others.; adv. (of two persons) together in private. Now that we have that out of the way, you may ask what importance does it have in your wedding planning? Again, allow me to answer…it is of UTMOST importance in your wedding planning. Here’s why…
Many brides have been dreaming of and planning their weddings since they were little girls! These brides have been collecting articles, photos, jotting notes, filing business cards, keepsaking programs from every wedding they ever attended, thus creating a vault [either figuratively or literally] of everything they want their big day to be. That takes a ton of organization and dedication! I applaud them.
There are the other brides who never thought they would ever be getting married and have no clue what they really want. They may have said that if they ever did marry, there was a vow NOT to have their wedding become a cliché and that may truly be their only desire. The other details may be frankly, quite foreign to them.
There are also the brides who fall squarely in the middle of the former. They are the balance of ‘know’ and ‘haven’t the slightest clue’. These brides usually have a few things mapped out [those which they deemed important, either by inside or outside influence] and HUGE gaps in the whole set-up. They seem to write the i’s and t’s but ultimately leave them undotted and uncrossed.
Again you say, ‘what place in this does the ‘Tete-a-Tete’ fit?’ RIGHT UP FRONT AND CENTER!!! Since the ‘Tete-a-Tete’ is between two people [usually myself or an associate and the bride], it is the optimal time for the bride to have HER needs, desires, dreams, concerns, questions and comments heard, impartially and in a stress’less’ environment. Surely this is a GREAT perk and MUCH needed outlet…for where else will a bride be able to freely speak on ALL things SHE WANTS for her wedding, unopposed, to someone who is just taking notes and making sure to have heard those desires correctly?!? Without pressure of a tried and true tradition from either MOB being held over her head…or bridal attendants giving their unsolicited opinions on things she wanted to just share, and see if they are at all feasible. It is the appointment where brides are HEARD, and HELPED!
Mind you, if you have noticed, the use of language is very important to me. There was a very careful design to choosing my appointments to be called ‘Tete-a-Tete’s because, a ‘tete-a-tete’ is very important with a bride. It is HER big day…and it would be so unfair to have it turn into the dream of her big sister, who is still yet to be married, and may be living vicariously through this occasion. This meeting is where a bride gets to let their hair down and tell all about whatever desires of her heart may be present, whether they have been planted, rooted and nurtured for a lifetime or if they happen to still be seedlings which require a bit more care. J. Cheree Bridal offers each and every bride, no matter where you may be in the planning process, an opportunity to be heard…after all, it’s YOUR Wedding Day…and you deserve the best!