wedding planner

Role Play!!

It's common for people to not spend money on a person when they don't understand what role they play.....So I come bearing gifts (information) on the many roles of a wedding planner. 

I hear excuses day after day as to why a bride does not want a planner. I became obsessed (almost) as to why brides don't hire a wedding planner, or at least a month of planner. So after digging and researching I came to the conclusion that most people don't understand the point of a planner. 

A Wedding Planners Role

I can honestly say there are so many roles we play. On top of making your wedding day dreams come true we also wear many other hats.  We can be the peace maker, the perfectionist, the foreseer, the orchestrator, oh and the expert....can't leave that out. We make sure that your wedding is fun and not work.

The Peace Maker

Whether it is the nagging or overwhelming mom or mother in law, if you have a planner, we find time to deal with her so you can focus on the 1,000 other tasks that have to be completed. We find a way to keep her busy, calm and out of your way. This can go for any family member, if you have one in your family, If not great that means you are in the minority. :) Our ultimate goal as a planner is to ensure you have a stress free wedding process and more importantly a stress free wedding day.

The Perfectionist

With our bridal kit, we are able to make frowns into smiles. Headaches, nausea, torn dresses, bouquet mishaps, reception mishaps, we are able to fix things that you have no idea will happen or take place. Your day is our day too! We don't want you to know that certain things have gone wrong. We perfect it before you even notice, if you ever notice. lol (being honest)

The Forseer

As a planner, we are constantly thinking 10 steps ahead of the average person. We think logistically if it makes sense for X, Y Z. We need to have water for the guest that have to be in the sun for the ceremony when they transition into the reception space. You just always have to think ahead.

The Orchestrator

We put all plans into motion. Music plays, the moms enter, the candles are lit, the guys are in place and so are the girls, and so on. We make sure everything goes as you planned. Make sure it starts on time, all parties are ready and in motion. 

The Expert (the Maven)

We learned from taking classes, being in weddings, researching, hands-on how to make your day the best day of your life. We don't do it alone. We have wonderful teams that play a hand in making sure every detail is met. We all work together with vendors to pull off your wedding day.

I just really wanted to provide education on the roles of a planner. There are many more not listed that we play to ensure an effortless wedding day. Please feel free to leave a comment or share with other brides or soon to be brides so they can be educated as well. Planners never want to take over your day. We go fully off the plans that you want and provide to us. I have heard that as an excuse as well. Just know because I genuinely love what I do and I love to see a smile on my clients face I go 100% for my brides. If you would like me to go to the moon for your big day let's connect. Love you guys!
 

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                                                                                                       PRINCESS M.

 

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Come One...Come All?!?!

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The guest list may be one of the most daunting tasks for a bride and groom, but at the same time, this list can be critical to every detail of the wedding budget; from food to seating, to centerpieces, and so on. This number must be known before a venue can be picked out to ensure you pick a venue that is suitable for your number of guest. I'm going to give you a technique that I suggest to my brides and will also give an infographic to help you make it easier in scaling down your list.

Gathering Names

Separately, you and your fiance' should take a couple of days and write down every name you can think of on a piece of paper. Don't put any deep thought into it just write down anyone you can think of that you would like to invite. If applicable, during this time you can ask your parents to do the same.

Verifying Names

Now that the lists are complete, the two of you come together and go through the list. This way you can talk, discuss it out, and agree to those you want to invite. Keep in mind the budget (may or may not have been discussed) when editing the list. 

If you are having trouble deciding on a few names. Here is an infographic to help you:

                                                                                    Photo Via weddingforward.com

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List Completed

Now that you have completed the list make sure you stick to your guns. Explain to all those contributing to the list of the rules you put in place and make sure you stick to them.

However, you can adjust the number up until the save the dates go out. Once you have sent out the save to dates they are there to stay!

If you are still unsure on how many guest to invite or how to cut the list, consider connecting with me to help you through this task and many others that may arrive. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              PRINCESS M.

My Very First Blog Post!

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Heyyyy! Welcome to my very first blog post! Yaaaayyyyy!

I am just so excited to have it finally up and running. I have some great tips, DIY videos and inspiration that I can't wait to share with you. You will get a backstage pass to how I bring each event to life. I will showcase the events and the clients responses to their event. You will also get acquainted with some of my amazing vendor friends that I work with. I wouldn't be able to survive without them lol I will also give you an inside look to my personal life...all the craziness that is my husband, kids, and extras that will bring a smile to your face. Oh and don't think you will get away that easy!! I would LOVE to hear from YOU!! Anything, you name it. I am so excited I just can't contain it! Stay tuned and let's PLAN on having a lot of fun together! 

              XOXO  

Princess M.