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.
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.
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:
While planning your wedding, every decision you make is like adding one more piece of the puzzle in place, one of the biggest decisions you will make that will effect how all the other pieces fit in place is choosing your venue. Your choice sets the tone and the date for your big day so choosing your location wisely is absolutely imperative.
There are so many options to choose from, that finding the perfect venue can seem like a tricky process, but we are getting ready to provide you with some tips to consider before starting your hunt for that perfect place to celebrate your big day.
Planning a wedding can be an exciting journey, but as you start thinking about all the details, decisions, and research involved, it can quickly become overwhelming. With a full-time job and/or other commitments, finding the time and energy to plan can seem challenging, even with the help of family and friends. But what happens when a family member's opinions become too much or the wedding weekend arrives and they want to enjoy the fun? This is where having a wedding planner can step in and alleviate the stress, guide you through the decision-making process, and ensure that you and your loved ones can full enjoy the day.
Wedding planner are industry experts who can offer invaluable resources to create a personalized, beautiful and seamless event while respecting your budget. A planner allows you, and those involved in the planning process, the chance to focus on the overall details and what most consider the "fun" parts of the planning process (menu tasting, design, etc.) while they handle the logistics and back and forth details with the vendors involved.