Insider's Tips: Tip #52: I was not paid for this endorsement
So if you have been one of the loyal and avid readers of these posts, you know that so many things can pop up during your wedding planning and on the day of. Things that you might not ever think of unless you go to a lot of weddings and hang out in the background. We do. We see most everything that happens - the good, the bad and the ugly.
Just the other weekend, the band was complaining about their stage not being big enough and not having the electrical requirements that they needed. How's your knowledge of power requirements??? I don't know about you, but on my wedding day I wanted to be the bride, not an electrician.
What if you change the time you want to leave your reception? Who is going to have the number of the car company to tell them the new time? Sure you have it in your wedding book, but where is the book?
Short a corsage from the florist? You can't leave that one grandparent without something to wear! Who is calling the florist??? Who is stressing about this? You will be!
Imagine the photographer trying to take all of the family pictures, but where is the family? Uncle Bob is over there, Aunt Sally is still getting ready, Aunt Sue went to sit down in another room. Who will be yelling trying to get everyone to be in the same room at the same time? Yep, you again.
There was one reception that I heard about where the venue had to make a rain call while the ceremony was taking place at a nearby church. No big deal, right? Well the florist was already set up and wasn't made aware that the rain call had taken place and everything (but her flowers) were moved inside. Fortunately she decided to run back by the venue to double check everything 30 minutes prior to the guests arriving. She was able to redecorate everything before the couple arrive for their reception.
I wonder what you can do to help ensure that these things don't happen?
If the couple had hired a professional wedding planner, none of this would have been an issue.
Don't make your friends, your mother, (or you) have to deal with this stuff. You don't want to be interrupted while you are taking pictures or getting dressed in your beautiful wedding gown - hire a professional wedding planner to handle everything for you. You will just have to trust me on this one - it will be worth the money!!!!
By the way, each of the examples are from an actual wedding. We even had one this past weekend where the reception site's power was knocked out by a storm right before the wedding. No power, no AC, nothing for the entire night. Who do you think had to deal with that?