Let’s face it, 2020 has been a tough year for wedding planning. For couples who postpone or downplay their wedding celebration, the gift list is probably the last thing on their mind. But wedding planner Jung Lee and celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger say it’s just as important as other aspects of the big day.
Experts team up to create four dream gift lists on Lee’s Registry website, Slowdance. They hope their combined eye for stylish and unique pieces will help couples cherish the memory of their wedding far beyond the “I want it”.
“We brought our expertise to this collaboration for a highly organized and stylish experience for your registry, because your life should be just as organized as your special day. It shouldn’t just end with your wedding celebration, ”Erlanger said, adding that she was familiar with Lee’s gift for gifts while putting together her own wedding list.
For a future married couple, finding a combined style can present challenges. This is where they hope the pre-curated lists will come in handy. “I think women, couples, understand their fashion sensibility because they’ve been shopping for themselves for a long time, so when it comes to their home, they really haven’t. They feel very awkward about it and they don’t want to make a mistake, ”Lee said.
Lee started Slowdance in 2018 after more than a decade in the wedding planning business with one specific idea in mind: to make the registry less uniform and more individualized, by layering essential and affordable pieces on top of bullion pieces. remarkable.
Erlanger brings his years of fame and bridal style to encourage couples to embrace the creative process of planning a wedding. “When you think of a traditional register, you think of signing up for a set, you sign up for your silverware and your glasses should all match, as well as your tea cups, and all of a sudden, no! This is not the case! You have to choose what you like and you have to find a way to make it all work together. “
Couples can start with a carefully designed collection based on four fashion identities: “classic and timeless”, “modern and clean”, “gypset” (think bohemian and eclectic) and “glamor and chic”. Erlanger said she hopes the collections serve as inspiration for pieces that remind couples of the planning process. “A lot of these pieces are going to be inspired by your day, used in your day, and of course, used in your home and the house you choose to build after your wedding,” she said.
So what’s the biggest trend in couples and their records during COVID-19?
“China,” Jung said. “Instead of having rooms rented out at random, you should be using your wedding china on your wedding day, doesn’t that make sense? It’s like saying, ‘No, I love my wedding dress, but I’m going to keep it.’ Save that for what? You must wear your wedding dress on your wedding day! So why would you want to have all of your wedding china but not use it on your wedding day? “
For Erlanger, it is obvious and a method that she intends to adopt for her postponed marriage. “It means even more (using) the porcelain you eat in. I mean, the day of this major engagement, it’s so special. And it never occurred to me!
And your marriage registry doesn’t have to break the bank. Lee tells his couples it’s all about mixing and matching the prices for your home and for your guests. “It’s like a silk blouse with your favorite blue jeans you’ve been wearing for six years,” she said. “Mix up your everyday with fancy stuff. They should go together! They get along great!
As for adopting a new surname, there are several ways to personalize some of your must-have home accessories. Cocktail napkins, cutlery and glasses are just a few examples.
“It’s a small thing but it’s so elegant. Sometimes it’s just a little engraving at the bottom so you can see it. Convenient but luxurious, ”said Lee.