What advice do you have for a newly engaged couple?
A good friend of my husband’s gave us this advice the day before our wedding. He told us to take 5 minutes to sit by ourselves and just watch. To slow down, hold hands, look around at your family and friends all there to celebrate you and just soak it all in. My husband and I did this on our wedding day and it turned out to be the most memorable thing we did. A wedding day FLIES by, and without stopping to enjoy it and lock in those memories, the magnitude of it all could easily be missed. So, to each and every one of my brides, I tell them to do just that, grab your brand-new husband and take five minutes to be still and soak it all up.
What is your favorite thing about weddings?
My favorite part of being a wedding planner is the actual wedding day. Witnessing each couple’s dreams and visions come together on their special day, surrounded by their family and friends, will never ever get old for me. Every time I see the bride and groom smile or laugh throughout the day is just another reminder to me about why I love this job so much. So for me, nothing beats the day of, where I get to watch a bride and groom celebrate the beginning of their new life together.
What steps do you take to ensure that your clients will have amazing wedding days when working with you?
My main goal is the couple’s ultimate happiness and satisfaction. Above all else, I want those two people at the end of the day to look back and say, “We did everything we wanted to do that day, and we had the time of our lives!” So many little activities, details, and moments can be lost in a wedding that is rushed, poorly managed or not well thought out. So for me, to ensure the couple gets all their desires met, having a very strong plan A, as well as a plan B, C and D is of utmost importance. After all, this is their one wedding day, so the main goal for me is to make it the best day of their lives.