I love browsing wedding blogs. They’re gorgeous to look at, and reading them provides endless inspiration to anyone involved with a wedding. Ideas for photography, decor, attire, flowers, invitations, catering, make-up, and so much more.
If you or a friend are involved with a wedding, please visit a few wedding blogs and tell me if you sense that something is missing.
“Sense” is the clue here. We have five of them, you know, and these blogs focus almost exclusively on sight. What about sound, smell, taste, and touch?
Granted, it’s a challenge to capture those qualities in a photo, no matter how sensational it is. The accompanying text might be more effective, though. But I seldom read more than the barest mention, if that.
Here’s why I care enough to mention this. I make a living playing in the band entertaining at weddings and parties. Thanks to my friend Scott MacDonald, for this photo at a reception last week.
From my position in the band, I always see and hear that the music DOES make a difference. While the photos show the glamorous look of a wedding reception, the music maintains the “pulse” of the event. If we can’t sense this, we can’t appreciate what it’s like to be a guest there.
In my blog I recently recommended that we use vivid language in our writing. More of this could really help all these wedding blogs capture the wonderful atmosphere of the weddings they feature.
Please understand, I think all these blogs are sensational. But think of how much more inspiring they could be.
How about YOU? Where do you look for inspiration? Is vivid writing helpful there?
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