Working with a wedding planner can be a great way to take some of the burdens off of you when it comes to planning and having your special day. Here are a few things that every wedding planner wish you knew.
Time is Everything
Your wedding planner cannot stop time or rewind the clock, so when you have an appointment, it's very important to keep it. This also goes for coordinating with your wedding party and guests. Depending on the level of involvement negotiated with your planner, this may also include scheduling with vendors and the venue as well.
You Hired a Planner for a Reason
It is important to make your own decisions, however, you should trust your wedding planner's advice. Remember, this is their job and they have the experience to do it well. If there are "make or break" conversations that need to happen, take care of those upfront so that everyone is on the same page. Unless you are eloping, planning and communication are the keys to a successful event.
Communicate with the Wedding Party
Unfortunately, you cannot make everyone happy (and that is not the point of your wedding, anyway). Keep in mind this is the first day of the rest of your married life. Stressing out over small things like food selection or ribbon colors will drive you crazy. This is a time to focus on the important things, like sharing the rest of your life with your partner. Make sure your wedding party is aware of what's going on and don't be afraid to stand your ground if you get pushback.
No Vendor or Wedding Planner is Your Friend
Despite being the business of bringing people together, vendors and wedding planners are still just doing their job. They have been hired to work for you for an exclusive period, but they also have other clients. You are important to them, but you shouldn't come to them with any meltdowns — leave that job for your family, friends, or partner.
Your Vision May Not be Realistic
Step away from that Pinterest board. You may not be able to recreate what you think the perfect wedding will look like either due to budget, time or availability of materials. You need to allow some wiggle room for slight differences in aesthetic as well as things beyond your control, such as sickness or accidents. The more strict your vision is, the easier it will be for things to go beyond your control. After you have hired a wedding planner, coordinator, vendors, musicians, dressmakers, chefs and additional help, you should only be worrying about your special day with the one you love.
So, now that we've got that out of the way, get ready to enjoy your wedding! Still have questions? Check out our other blogs for helpful tips and tricks or simply contact us at The Perfect Bride for all your wedding dress needs!