As a wedding planner, I've had the privilege of witnessing various levels of stress on couples' big days. Regardless of how meticulously planned a wedding is, some degree of stress is inevitable. But fear not! I'm here to share my top tips and strategies for managing wedding day stress like a pro, allowing you to stay calm, composed, and truly savor every special moment.
First and foremost, pause and reflect on the reason why you're embarking on this beautiful journey of marriage. Your wedding day serves as a heartfelt celebration of love shared with your closest family and friends. Let's be realistic: even with meticulous planning, there's always a chance that things might not unfold exactly as you envisioned. The flowers may not be the precise shade of pink you had in mind, or unexpected circumstances like inclement weather could alter your original plans, just like what happened to Tracy and Katie's wedding on November 11th, 2023, when a hurricane forced their outdoor fall wedding to be moved indoors. However, it's crucial to remember that these minor hiccups carry minimal weight in the grand scheme of things.
Welcome to the captivating tale of Shavonn's unforgettable 40th birthday celebration. As a longtime friend and a client of Celebrations Remembered, Shavonn's milestone event was filled with meticulous planning and heartfelt moments. Join us as we take you through the journey of creating a grown and sexy affair, adorned with black, gold, and touches of red.
Setting the Stage
Shavonn and I share a unique bond, hailing from the same hometown in Cape Coral, Florida. Our paths crossed while working at an answering service during the era of alpha-numeric pagers. Those memories of taking calls and sharing laughs formed the foundation of our enduring friendship. Shavonn's zest for life and love for celebrating special moments made her 40th birthday a true reflection of her vibrant spirit. Additionally, this celebration held a bittersweet significance as we honored the memory of her beloved mother, who had passed away two years prior.
More and more venues are offering coordinators to their couples which is fantastic! But while both titles are pretty similar, their roles are very different. It is crucial that you understand the difference between a venue coordinator and a wedding coordinator (commonly known as a day-of coordinator) when deciding which is the best option for your wedding day.
A venue coordinator is assigned by the venue to a couple as a point of contact on the day-of the wedding and is looking out for the best interest of the venue. While a wedding coordinator is selected by the couple to be the point of contact on their behalf on the day of their wedding to ensure they do not have to deal with the logistics for the day, therefore they look out for your best interest.
Not many things beat a good party. But a good party can quickly become a great party when you add the most important thing: the right party decorations! Whether you're planning a birthday bash, a graduation celebration, or an engagement party, the right decorations can transform any space into a festive and memorable setting.
Here is a guide to choosing the perfect party decorations that will wow your guests and create an unforgettable experience:
YAY! You or your partner has popped the question and you are joyfully starting to plan your wedding.
Planning your wedding, no matter how much time you have to plan it, can be stressful, especially those final weeks leading up to the big day. If you are not planning to hire a wedding planner, I highly recommend that you designate others to help you with the wedding planning.
With that in mind, avoid these 5 most common mistakes when planning your wedding: