Wednesday, May 29, 2013

This Too Shall Pass

It’s the thing no one wants to talk about. One minute everything is all smiles and giggles and then out of left field, blowing in on a hard wind, collapsing like a table with 3 legs, slowing to a crawl like an overheated engine, leaving a stain like red wine on a white dress, tipping like a cake with one too many tiers, buzzing like a bee up the skirt….the crisis! As professional wedding planners, we spend hours going over plans, rechecking details, testing structures, checking the weather, calling vendors and then starting back at the top of the list and doing it all again. But even with all the planning, the double-checking, and the preparation, sometimes life just tosses a lemon in to see how you deal with it. Over hundreds of weddings, we’ve seen a lot lemons…..split pants, hurricane force winds, snow in the summer, red wine on the wedding dress, and a highly allergic bridesmaid stung by a bee just to name a few. Our job in these instances is to adapt, adjust, minimize the impact and move forward.  That’s where the preparedness part pays off. We are focused on details and have done enough events that we can quickly assess the situation and address it. But what if you don’t have a professional wedding planner on hand, what to do? Well, here’s our advice and we hope you take it to heart. Take a deep breath, laughing is better than crying, get a hug from your Mom or Dad, and look at the one you love and know that you are going to have a GREAT wedding story to share! It’s all going to be OK! As the old saying goes, "This too shall pass". Every couple wants a perfect wedding, but ultimately you are there to share you love for your true love with all the people you love. That is perfection, the rest is just gravy. So if the unforeseen shows up unannounced….adapt….adjust and move on. In the end the thing that matters the most is saying "I do" to the love of your life!

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