What My Louboutin Manicure Has To Do With Your Wedding
I like shopping
I hate going to the grocery store
I hate washing clothes
I like painting my nails
It excites me
You have to work to get this good
— “Diva” by Club 69
Those lyrics are from my favorite song. They’re very true, by the way.
So you are probably wondering what I am talking about. Well, every two weeks, I am in the nail salon thinking of ways to make my fabulousness more tangible via my nail and toe polish. Granted, I typically choose my nail color based on the name of the polish. Doesn’t matter if it’s in season or not—it’s based on my mood, future outfits, etc. For example, I really want to go away, so my current color is Caribbean Temptation (it’s a fabulous color, by the way).
Last month, I decided to opt for a “Louboutin Manicure”, which mimics the famous shoe—black on top, red underneath. Clearly this threw my nail technician for a loop—he didn’t get it, it was out of his comfort zone and he probably thought I was nuts or tacky. I noticed afterwards, there were a few details that were poorly done or off, which might have been caused by his lack of motivation or comprehension to do it correctly.
Which got me to thinking…As a bride:
There may be vendors who do not get your vision. It’s important to base your selection of vendors on experience and creativity—not just price. Find someone that gets what you are going for. If a vendor believes that your vision does not mesh well with their brand, they should be professional enough to decline your wedding and offer another alternative. However,
If the vendor agrees to grant/perform your request, even if they don’t like it, they should do it right. Even with all of the professional advice, suggestions and alternatives from your vendor, if you still choose to go along with your vision and your vendor agrees to assist you, no matter their feelings on it—it should be done correctly.