The Overwhelming Reality of Wedding Planning

In the past four weeks both my personal and professional life has been inundated with weddings. Like I mentioned in one of my recent blog posts, engagement season is in full swing. Whether it be giving tours of our facility, putting together estimates for receptions or signing contracts for upcoming events in 2015 and/or 2016 my entire professional life has been overtaken by brides. In my personal life I have been scrambling to put together invitations, booking vendors and creating a wedding website. I am literally surrounded by weddings in all aspects of my life!

Being on the other side of planning a wedding has been a real eye opener for me. I’ve seen every type of bride you could imagine: the bridezilla, the overly emotional bride, the high maintenance bride, the type A bride and the “I could care less” bride. I have tried my hardest to be the easy going, stress free bride, but that hasn’t been the case. I’ve seen literally hundreds of weddings over the past several years, so I figured planning would be easy! I admit  that working with various connections and “friendors” has worked to my advantage and has taken a lot of the stress off of me, but it’s the little things that really add up and become so time consuming!

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At the end of the day I just remind myself what this wedding is all about…it’s not about the flowers or the dress or an open bar. Yes, all of those things are nice and pretty…but that is not what is important. At the end of the day I get to marry my best friend, my soul mate and the love of my life. So when I get stressed or overwhelmed I make sure to take a deep breath and remind myself what this wedding stands for. This wedding is all about the beginning of an exciting new adventure and I can’t wait for it to be here so that we can start the rest of our lives together!

Editor's note: Due to the pandemic, some of the general wedding planning advice we share may not be applicable or possible due to restrictions on events. Please adhere to all current regulations and stay safe and healthy! Get more resources for planning a pandemic wedding here

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