I have talked with a few close friends who have already made the walk down the aisle. I decided to have a blog post about some advice they would give to other brides. After talking with them I realized what I have always known….ALL BRIDES NEEDS A WEDDING PLANNER. Many of their suggestions/tips were things that a certified wedding planner would have handled effortlessly.
One of the biggest concerns regarding their wedding day…not having an itinerary. Not just an itinerary for how the day will go, but one for their photos as well. One of my friends stated “there are so many pictures to get with your wedding party, family members, out of town guests, etc…that it can be overwhelming and time consuming. How does a certified wedding planner handle this? Well creating an extremely Detailed Wedding Day Itinerary. At Southern Sparkle we pass this out to not only your photographer, but ALL of your vendors and family members participating in the ceremony/wedding day. Below is just a glimpse of how detailed the Southern Sparkle Wedding Day Itinerary is.
Secondly, Vendor’s Attire. A friend declared “Ask your servers, photographers/photographers assistants, band members, DJ, and bartenders to dress up. After all, you are wearing a $1,000+ gown and they should dress appropriately.” The Southern Sparkle Team will easily take care of this by only working with the best vendors. We have a Preferred Vendor List. This list consists of the BEST OF THE BEST in all wedding vendors. From the florist to the limo driver. We can save you time and money by recommending the vendors on our list. This list guarantees that your DJ won’t show up in jeans and a t-shirt, because we work with professionals who know how to dress like a professional should.
If planning is not stressful enough, properly organizing the wedding day is possibly the most difficult part of coordinating a wedding. It should not be your responsibility to make sure that the day is running smoothly and that everyone is doing their job. Your sole task on your wedding day is to relax, have fun, and enjoy being with your new husband, family, and friends. This is one of the main reasons hiring a wedding planner will be the best decision you can make as a bride. You should not look back on your wedding day and remember how stressful it was.
After the wedding, you and your family can reminisce on how much you enjoyed the day, not how tired you were from supervising the event.
Later this week, I will go over even more tips and suggestions my friends had. If you have any suggestions, write them in the comment section.
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