2 Tips to start planning
Happiness and Joy, Jan
Hello Friends,You just got engaged and don’t want to wait an entire year to get married? Large or small, it can be done without stress when you have a clear vision and bring the best team together.
1. Create your vision.
This is one of the most important days of your life and you get to decide everything! It doesn’t mean you have to do all of the work but you definitely get to choose. Spend a weekend writing down what your perfect wedding looks and feels like for you. Truly focus on what will fill your heart with happiness and joy (not what will fill the hearts of everybody else:).
Start with the basics. Decide who, what, where and when. As you develop your vision, ask yourself “why.” Why get married in the mountains? Why wear an elegant white dress? Why have 500 people on the guest list and so on. If you like the reason for your why, then make it part of your vision. If you don't, leave it off.
Prior to starting Perfect Events by Jan, I spent many years leading large-scale projects. One thing I learned is that setting down your vision gets you halfway there. When it comes to your wedding, many of the answers are inside you. Writing them down just brings them out.
2. Hire a wedding planner.
A professional project manager will manage the scope, schedule, budget and reduce the risks and stress of an emotional day. On average there will be 15-20 business partners or people involved in making your wedding day perfect. The obvious ones might be a DJ, photographer, florist, or religious coordinator. There are others, however, who are less obvious: a photo booth company, makeup artist or even a speaker coach.
There are many horror stories of wedding disasters where the venue was double booked, the mother of the bride is setting up the table decorations instead of enjoying the cocktail hour, the caterer runs out of food, no one can get a drink because there is one bartender for a 200-person wedding and so on.
With a wedding planner and coordinator, everyone can enjoy the day without the stress of managing the event.
And there you go. There are my two tips for planning a wedding quickly. Of course, you never "walk down the aisle" alone. If you have questions or need extra help, I'm always here to help you plan the perfect wedding.
XOXO Happiness and joy,
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