**Written by The Peeved Planner"
My Dearest Brides,
Please understand that we, as wedding planners, love you. If we didn't, then we wouldn't be in this business. I love everything about planning a wedding, seeing the plans come together and the big day, and well, it just makes me smile.
I think back to the time when you and I were just starting out… Looking at venues, sending you off to do tastings, picking out flowers, you know, all the fun stuff. I also think about how you stressed me out more than my 4 yr. old. Ya, you deary, you did that to me.
Girls (and guys), my job is to narrow down your choices and offer you some that will fit within your budget and style. I offer you a few fab venues out of the 4000 or so that are out there, bakeries that will make the type of cake or desserts you want, hook you up with a bad ass florist, hold your hand while we check out linens, décor and such. Because that’s my job. Basically, it’s my job is to narrow down and weed out the vendors that won’t work for you and offer choices that will, (and have you make a timely decision on which one you like). Did you catch that, bridey? YOU make a timely decision!
Deciding three days before your wedding to change your mind? Well, that’s pretty ridiculous. Oh, NOW you want your hair and makeup done by "the girl" you met with more than two months ago? Really? And then, not understanding why she isn't available?? Seriously?? Oh, and your friend, the wanna be florist, who you “trust with your life”, you know, the one who said that she might be able to do your flowers, but instead she bailed? (Not going to say, “I told you so.”) Great. So now, here I am begging any and all of the florists in my network (a week before your wedding) to do your arrangements and not upcharge you for the short notice, simply because you decided that you didn’t need a “real” florist even though I begged and pleaded with you to get one. Bridey, I know the wedding is all about you, but having me, and my vendors scramble at the last minute because you can’t or won’t make a decision is pretty crappy.
Here’s another thing, please don’t lie to me! I know things, and will find out when you aren’t telling the truth. So, don’t tell me you ordered favors three months ago, when you ordered them two weeks before the wedding and had to pay a rush shipping charge to get them here on time. You know what? Haahaaahaa! Oh, and you ordered a limo, wait, no you didn’t, oh, wait, yes you did, awww hell, you can walk for all I care.
Here’s the deal. Planners will go above and beyond to make your wedding day fabulous. We work our asses off for you. Even though you may not see it, there is a lot of behind the scenes work going on. When you take advantage of that, and make more work for us just because you think its no big deal, your being a self-centered ass. Yes, it’s your wedding and, yes, it’s our job to make you feel special. But, if we spend all of our time trying to fix things that you either lied to us about, or couldn't make a decision about, we can’t spend our time taking care of the things we should be. Planning a wedding is all about you, but it’s also about moving forward to the "Big Day". So bridey, we are here to work hard for you, and make your wedding day amazing, okay? So quit fucking around and let’s work together!
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