Here's a little poster I made up last fall that clearly explains why a bride hires us to assist her on her wedding day. I think it's worth repeating.
There's something funny about this service. I often see a look of confusion float across a bride's face when she hears that my on-site services are popular. "What do you do? Why do people hire you to work their wedding? Are you a director?" Those are the common questions that are immediately posed. I slowly describe my services, (and no, I don't direct). Usually, a look of comprehension slowly crosses the brides face just as morning light creeps across a field. The next question is often, "Are you already booked for my day?"
The sending off moments on her wedding day are starkly juxtaposed to that initial moment, (when she can't for the life of her understand why someone would hire a seamstress for their wedding). There are hugs and thanks offered from both sides and as she says goodbye, the bride always says, "I don't know how we would have made it through without you!"
Why do I offer this? I don't charge all that much for it. Nobody else around here is doing it. I had a photographer friend tell me that she's seen it done for expensive New England weddings, but never in the South. ...I don't know. I guess it all goes back to my love for what I do. It's a lovely, exhausting reminder of the finished product. It crystalizes my purpose. It makes me fall in love with weddings again. It's good for my sewing soul.