When you get engaged and are planning a wedding, it’s supposed to be one of the most exciting times of your life right? Well, these days, that’s not always the case, weddings are huge, expensive, and there are SO many pieces to the puzzle. Even the most organized bride-to-be will end up miserable and overwhelmed at the end. If you’re fiancé doesn’t want to live with a crazy person for the last 9 months leading up to the wedding, ASK FOR HELP!! We promise, it’s ok. No one will think less of you! In fact, your family and friends are probably willing and would be excited and honored to be a part of planning.
“No one will think less of you!”
Unfortunately, we see too many brides who are just waiting for it all to be over with. We hate seeing that. We want you to be in love with every part of planning from your vendor selection down to the napkin folds on your table settings. Whether you decide to go with a wedding planner or trusted friend, reach out and get some advice. Wedding planners are in business for a reason, there is a genuine need for people who know what to do from the day after the proposal to even weeks after the wedding. They know how to break all the pieces down. It’s not supposed to be scary and overwhelming. We as planners, don’t take everything away from you, in fact, it’s the opposite. We do all the research and come to you with the best options. We want to guide you through the process while keeping your vision and ideas alive.
No joke, every wedding we have planned the significant other who isn’t as involved in planning is the first to come up to us during the reception and thank us. They will admit that at first, they didn’t see the need for a planner. However, once they see how much stress we relieve from their partner, how smoothly the day of goes, they realize that it’s worth every penny. Those moments are why we do this. The months of meetings, phone calls, and design plans all come together for one cohesive event and the bride and groom just get to relax and take it all in. It’s what OUR DREAMS are made of.
Even if you plan everything yourself, you can’t be everyone and everywhere the day of. So, if you don’t want to hire a full wedding planner, think about a day of person who can oversee the vendor arrivals and timeline. Doing that alone will help you out tremendously, but make sure you don’t wait until a week before. Involve them as early into the process as possible so they know who your vendors are and can make contact with them. The day of, you should be getting your hair and makeup done and then walk into your wedding and it’s all DONE! That is what YOUR DREAMS should be made of.
At the end of the day, don’t get yourself so overwhelmed by the whole planning process that you don’t enjoy it anymore. There are people that can help you! Congratulations on your engagement and HAVE FUN!
Christine Kolff Owner & Event Planner at Luxe Urbanista Planning and Events