I thought I would tell you all about a difficult bride that I'm dealing with right now. One who is very opinionated, knows exactly what she wants and isn't good at listening to the thoughts of anyone else. Her and her fiance have been engaged since 2013 and they have only just recently decided on a venue and a date. It took some searching but they finally found what they were looking for, Here's to hoping that now we can get started on the rest of the plans. This will probably be my biggest wedding planning challenge yet but I can't get rid of her. This bride... well, she's me!
When Jason proposed on Christmas Day in 2013, he did a fantastic job of surprising me. I'm not exaggerating when I say that I had NO clue what was about to happen. Of course, we had talked about marriage but the engagement part had never been discussed. When we told everyone, the first question was "When?" and the second question was usually "Are you going to hire a wedding planner?",. I know people asked that as a joke but in all seriousness, I will definitely have a day of coordinator. I know how busy I am the day of weddings behind the scenes and I don't want to be doing all of that running around in between photos, the ceremony, having fun with my guests and in a wedding dress to boot!
As mentioned, we just recently got around to deciding on a date and booking a venue... I'm looking at you June 4, 2016! When we first got engaged, I was working on 15+ other weddings so naturally mine got pushed to the bottom of the pile. Then about three months after, I got pregnant and we decided to wait to do anything until after the baby was born (and for those of you who don't know, Griffin Jagger Jones was born on December 27, 2014! He will be one adorable ring bearer if I do say so myself.).
Being a wedding planner and planning my own wedding has brought on it's own set of challenges. When I am hired by a couple and I'm working for them, it is very important to me that they feel I am planning their wedding... not mine. I want them to have what they want and not feel pressured into something that someone else likes. This is the same for my own wedding. I really want to feel like this is mine (and Jason's of course!) and not a wedding that I have already planned. It's amazing how much my vision of my wedding day has changed since I started in this business in 2011. To be totally honest, another challenge I'm having is which vendors to hire. It's not like I am lacking in knowledge of who is great in their respective fields but it seems like I have too many fantastic options. I've made some really great connections and friendships with some of these people and, for lack of a better way to explain it, I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings since I can't hire them all!
So, to end this post I will apologize in advance to anyone who has to deal with my very certain ways that I want things... I will do my best to listen to opinions! I hear Griffin starting to wake up as well but please watch for most posts on how a wedding planner plans her own wedding!
Talk to you later,