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    I Don't Like it When...

    ...your parents miss out on your wedding day. When your mom is rushing around trying to get everything done instead of enjoying herself; she's not the mother of the bride, she's unpaid help!

    ...when I see your mom never sitting down to eat or socializing with family and friends because she's too busy making sure everything is going well in the kitchen, or with the candy table, it just breaks my heart. And your dad should NEVER eat his reception dinner in the kitchen instead of with his family because he had to play the part of waiter at your wedding due to poor planning.

    ... your mom and dad are missing out on the special moments of the day (watching you transform from daughter to wife, cutting the cake, first dance, tossing the bouquet) not to mention missing the moments THEY look forward to celebrating and enjoying as parents of the bride! You probably didn’t mean to do this - but you have stolen their joy.

    ... you get in over your head with those little DIY projects (mason jars, favors and table runners) that required more time than you anticipated. Sadly leaving your mom, dad and siblings and friends scrambling to get everything done, organized, and in place. NO! NO! NO!

    ... you put your family and/or your friends to work finishing YOUR DIY projects.

    ... you hire me to organize you. Hire me to help you develop a plan of attack for your DIY projects so they don’t come around and bite you in the “boo-boo.” I’m here to help you - but not to do your DIY projects for you. Instead, I'll make you accountable to get them done.

    Ladies, as your planner, I’m here to give you a kick in the butt so that you finish your DIY projects when it’s still fun to do them. There will be no frantically running around trying to get them done on the day of your wedding. I want you to have a fun and memorable wedding day and to see your parents enjoying themselves.

    Thank you!



    Reader Comments (4)


    I always feel so bad for the MOBs (the ones who aren't crawling up my ass) when I see them running around making sure everybody else is happy, but missing the day. You've hired me, a wedding planner, for a reason, and while I promise to take care of within my power, I can't control those DIY projects when you've hired me for "day of" planning. I will certainly try to help, but they call it "DO IT YOURSELF" for a reason...

    Great vent Darlene!

    May 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly

    HA! Gotta love those DIYers! I particularly like the DIY chicks that pay other people to do it for them. Best way to do it!

    May 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVanessa

    Fantastically put! DIY is supposed to be fun, not take over your life, your loved one's lives or make your wedding day that much more chaotic. Really great advice.

    May 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAngela Q

    Well said!! Maryanne

    June 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaryanne

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