I am back to the UK after enjoying an Italian adventure with Mr R. The trip was totally amazing and much needed after a busy Summer of wedding loveliness!
I’ve had some time to reflect whilst being away, remembering the wonderful clients weddings I have worked on in 2015. Each and every wedding was a pleasure to be a part of. I witnessed so much love, fun, dancing, eating, drinking and the couples individual style. I love my job as a planner. It’s very touching to know that you get to play a role in someone’s special day.
More often than not us wedding planners feature at the bottom of the list in terms of suppliers required for a couple’s wedding. Maybe it’s due to finances or maybe the couple want to plan everything themselves. On the contrary, married guests who meet me say “I wish I had booked you for my wedding”. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, right? I ask why and I am met with “We couldn’t relax and enjoy the day properly. We were constantly interrupted with questions from our suppliers.” It really upsets me when I hear this response. A day which two people have so lovingly devised over a long period of time to make it there own but weren’t actually able to enjoy the fruits of their labour!
Here art some of the duties and issues that I have had to troubleshoot, “behind the scenes” at weddings this year:
Being a wedding planner isn’t all glitz and glamour, it’s really, really hard work! You are on your feet for at least 12 hours (and usually the day before) and have to deal with many unplanned stressful situations. That is what I am hired to do. Take the stress away and ensure that my clients have the day they deserve. My aim is to always run a smooth and memorable event that my clients can look back on fondly and cherish forever. A wedding planner is a calming influence that can discretely rectify any problems that may arise, behind the scenes.
So, if you are currently planning your wedding and are considering employing the help of a professional planner, have a look at the above and ask yourself: “Do I want to fully embrace my special day?”. I think the answer will be yes! All my services can be found here, so do get in touch for a chat – I’d love to hear from you.
Until next time….
Photo Credit: The Vintage Wedding Photographer