#LuxuryIsPersonal

Hashtags often make me laugh, sometimes leave me confused (#ifitsreallylongitshardtounderstandallofthoselettersputtogether) and many times just get overlooked. Which is why I was super surprised when I came across a hashtag on Instagram that really resonated with me.

I was perusing my feed when a photo of a stunning invitation from RedBliss Design popped up. It was clearly an amazing invitation (those ladies don't mess around!) and the #LuxuryIsPersonal hashtag they attached to it spoke volumes.

The view of the Empire State Building from Manhattan's iconic Rainbow Room.  Photo by Carlos Varela.

The view of the Empire State Building from Manhattan's iconic Rainbow Room. 
Photo by Carlos Varela.

Often people look at luxury weddings or parties with disdain and wonder why our clients spend so much "unnecessary" money. Well, luxury IS a personal thing. We each have different ideas of what is worth spending money on. We each have different ideas of what is luxurious.

For some, dinner at the hottest new restaurant in town followed by a show at the Kennedy Center could be a luxurious experience they crave. For others, going on a weekend trip to Paris, staying at the George V, shopping on the Champs-Elysees and dining at Le Grand Vefour might be the epitome of luxury. (And for some that could just be a normal day.)

The point is luxury is relative. It's relative to your circumstances, how you live your life, and what you value.  When you're looking for venues, photographers, caterers, etc., focus on what you see and what you like first, then consider pricing.  And always remember, a good planner will work to make your vision happen.