The absolute, honest truth is my garters are amazing because of the me part.
When it comes to the actual garters, I still struggle a lot when it comes to calling a piece finished. Sometimes more details make the garter. But sometimes more is just more and less would have been stunning. For example, I recently messaged one of my brides suggesting a glam sequined fabric as the center piece for her bow-shaped garter.
For some girls, those sequins would be a dynamite addition. This particular bride very sweetly declined and asked that we let the bow speak for itself just like the garter that originally caught her eye.
|Pumpkin Spice Latte garter by Never a Plain Jane|
Luckily, talking to people is my biggest talent. As a result, I've had a bride hug me on sight because she felt I cared about her wedding as much as she did (hi Michele!). I've had friends of brides come back again and again to order gift certificates as a shower gift because they know I will take care of their friends (I'm looking at you Tiffany). I also have friends who tell me when I've strayed too far from myself trying to please a mass market (thank you, Amy. And Mom).
Will I be adding sequins to a future garter? Definitely! Will I do it on a custom garter? Not without checking with my customer. Because the best detail I can add to each creation starts with a simple "hello."