Sunday, November 25, 2007

Wedding homework

As many of my clients will tell you, there is always a question to answer. As much as I would love to be able to say that the wedding planner does and knows all- it isn't possible. Why not you ask? I'll tell you why- we don't know all your family members, best friends, who's the tallest and shortest, and who is allergic to nuts, what song is your favorite, that your groom refuses to walk down the aisle, and that your mother will puke at the sight of raw fish (aka sushi). We also don't know every last one of your favorite songs, that you want both your parents to walk you down the aisle. And until you tell us these things, we can't completely plan your wedding. So at some point along your planning timeline your planner will without a doubt send you a form, beg you not to strangle her, and kindly request that you return it completed in a time that is reasonable. It may seem like a bit of redundance because your DJ, caterer, photographer, and Aunt Peggy all asked you these same questions, but consider this- your planner is the one who all these people are going to turn to on wedding day for an answer. An answer that she will find quickly and easily on her nice little form that you so kindly filled out and returned to her.

101 Destination Wedding Planning Tips

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