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There are nine words that no bride or groom should ever have to speak on their wedding day. Nine words that broke my heart every time I heard them while working at various Temecula Wedding venues.
Before starting my wedding planning business, I witnessed so many venue couples stressed, overwhelmed and often over budget with their wedding expenses.. and let’s be honest… money stress is its own category of stress! With weddings being my passion, I could not help but be frustrated and heartbroken for the couples and their families taking on wedding planning for the first time, on their own.
Let me tell you- my heart BROKE for the stressed-out brides who did it all themselves or the ones who I saw a month before their wedding day and they looked as though they were planning a funeral rather than a wedding!! There were venue couples who couldn’t get through a details meeting without having to leave the room to argue with their fiancé and whose parents did not get to relax and enjoy the morning of the wedding because they were so stressed from everything they had to do… and the worst:
The ones that said these nine words the morning of their wedding:
I just want to get this day over with
You should NEVER feel this way about your wedding day.
Imagine you are already stressed with how much work (and money) your wedding has cost and the day of your wedding, your baker drops off your cake in separate tiers without setting them up. Your florist shows up short one centerpiece. Your musician does not show up to the wedding at all. You completely forget to bring a seating chart. Your DIY makeup starts melting on your beautiful face in the hot sun during photos. Or you find out your timeline does not allow enough time for sunset photos before the sun goes behind the mountain. Your venue is not responsible for any of these things and if you did not hire a coordinator, you (or a close family/friend) are left scrambling to fix whatever is going wrong. Granted, I have not seen all of these things happen at once but I have seen all of them happen to one or more brides
The reality is, you don´t know what you don´t know and unfortunately, when it comes to weddings, you often find out after it is too late.
The key to a stress-free wedding day
Hiring an experienced wedding planner is essential to a stress-free wedding day!! Your planner is your right-hand person, your inside scoop giver, and your chaos coordinator. We have seen the crazy that happens at weddings. We know what to expect and know how to avoid soooooooo many problems that can arise not only on the wedding day but also during wedding planning too! A professional wedding planner is guiding you throughout the process, making sure you do not spend money or time on things that are unnecessary. Not only that, we make sure you are hiring qualified and reliable wedding professionals and we make sure each vendor is prepared with all of the necessary details for your day. And of course, we make sure your timeline is realistic and provides enough time for all of the important events on your special day.
Planning and coordinating a wedding is like building and navigating a ship. You might be able to figure it out on your own (with a lot of research and hard work) and if you know someone who has some experience it can help out tremendously. However, if you don´t have experience in ship building or navigation, you may cause more problems than you need, spend more money than you anticipated, hire all of the wrong crew members, and miss crucial and foundational details before setting sail.
And wouldn´t you rather sit back and enjoy the view from the deck?
Photography credit: The Studio by Leah Marie Photography
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