How To Be Carefree and Composed on Your Wedding Day
So you’re a DIYer. You are planning your wedding on your own and on a budget. Besides, a big, fancy wedding is just not your jam and there’s no room for luxuries like a wedding planner or coordinator. You're keeping things as small and simple as possible.
I get it. I’ve walked in those shoes. I was a DIY bride. And while the planning process was definitely excruciating at times, what was even more excruciating was having to be the bride, the coordinator, the shepherd, the ringmaster and the decision-maker on my big day. Sure, I had assigned tasks to some of my ‘maids and a couple of the groomsmen, but many of the issues that arose throughout the day just circled right back and slapped me in the face.
Here’s the thing: you should enjoy your wedding day. You should be blissfully oblivious to everything and everyone but your future hubs and your handful of special guests. On the most important day of your life, you should be free! Free to bask in the moment and celebrate with the most significant people in your life.
As a wedding planner of intimate weddings and elopements, my job is to plan and coordinate. To mitigate and diffuse. To cue and liaise. To make sure that the food stays hot, the officiant knows when to start, the photographer gets your must-have shots and your drunken brother switches to coffee.
Think about it. Who's going to cue the photographer? The music? The Officiant? What if the caterer gets lost? The flowers are late? Your sister-in-law is MIA?
Some couples feel comfortable assigning tasks to their family, but wouldn’t it be so much sweeter to let them just do what they’re supposed to do on the best day ever? They should be enjoying themselves right along side of you. If you’re nodding your head right now, go ahead and give yourself the best wedding gift ever - a professional wedding planner!
I am so insanely enthusiastic about intimate weddings + elopements and so genuinely invested in the success of your whole experience. From the moment you book Posey Lane for, I start creating.
Here’s my bottom line: Do you need a wedding planner? No. But you may very well want one.