I’ve just read an intriguing blog post on Ask Dr. Bride, all about a ‘new’ species of bride called the Hy’bride.
Hy’brides are resourceful, internet-savvy brides who plan their own weddings, putting individuality, creativity and low costs above everything else.
It’s really made me think: the article sees the hy’bride as a threat to the wedding professional, even asking if wedding suppliers are going to become extinct!
Are you a hy’bride?
The hy’bride (I’m assuming a play on words here: hybrid) is a bride who has access to information and inspiration online so much so that she doesn’t need wedding professionals. She’s resourceful and independent, inventive and most importantly very budget conscious. Planners, stationers, wedding florists and specialists are – it would seem – no longer needed, as far as the hy’bride is concerned.
Dr. Bride writes a fascinating article, and I’d recommend you read it – it’s very thought provoking. I quote, “Most hy’brides think that doing things their own way will be less expensive and less of a hassle; but at what cost? When did Peace of mind become a luxury engaged couples think they can’t afford?”