Welcome to my weekly blog for A Wedding Planner’s Wedding! This week, I’m going to tell you what I’ve learned while planning my own wedding and how it’s different than planning that of a client.
Going into this process, I thought this would be extra easy. I thought I’d talk to all my vendors one time, then the planning would be finished. It turns out, as a bride, I’m not great at making decisions for my own wedding. When planning someone else’s wedding, I can easily give them suggestions and they’ll choose and we’ll move forward. I have tons of great ideas, but none of them are transferring to what I want for my own big day!
For example, I thought for sure that I would be using one St. Thomas Photographer, but she ended up being my Matron of Honor, so I had to choose a different photographer. I thought I knew exactly what I wanted for flowers. I can’t even begin to imagine what I want for centerpieces. The cake… I can’t!
The great thing about all of this is that I am enamored with all of my vendors’ work that they do on a daily basis, so for the cake and flowers, I will just let them do their thing!
I usually am not involved in the invitation ordering or the dress search when planning other weddings. Well, as you all know, my invitation process was a nightmare and I’ll never forget it! The dress, well that’s a whole long story on its own, and you haven’t been updated on the latest!! What I’ve learned while planning my own St. Thomas wedding is that I should try to be more sensitive to my clients.
What I’ve learned while planning my own St. Thomas wedding is that I should try to be more sensitive to my clients. I am always sympathetic, but will be more so now that I’ve been in their shoes!
What I’ve also learned is that I should take my own advice on dealing with stress while planning my wedding!
Do you have any advice for me or other brides to help through planning our big day?