I Wish I Had A Crystal Ball….

I wish I had a crystal ball so I could tell you everything that was going to happen before, during, and after an engagement. If I had a crystal ball, I would be able to calm your fears, ease your stress, and help make your transition from single to married go off without a hitch. I am asked by clients all the time what the future will hold, what to expect with certain vendors, and how to make their wedding dreams come true….on or under budget.

As a professional wedding planner, I don’t have a crystal ball; I literally AM the crystal ball! I am the person tasked with “crossing your t’s” and “dotting your I’s” when it comes to planning the biggest day of your life. I am the person who worries endlessly about the details and is tasked with ensuring they go off without a hitch. In other words, I am not only your wedding planner, but I am also your personal worrier, friend, associate, and when asked, even psychologist. You see, just by having completed more successful, beautiful weddings than you will ever see in your lifetime, I know more about what can go right and what can go wrong at an event than you can ever imagine.

From canapés to security, I am the one that handles all the issues. When I go through my checklist, it is my job to understand both what you want and what you need and to find the happy equilibrium between both. I am the one that is up late at night putting the final details on your wedding processional guide or making sure your flowers are the perfect shade of the color you crave, while keeping it all in sync, so you can enjoy the time leading up to your magical day with excitement and enthusiasm.

From dishes to doorstops, bands to banjos, I am the one that ensures every vendor is on schedule, ready to go when it is “show time.” I am at the door welcoming the guests and behind the scenes helping you during your ketubah signing. I make sure your chuppah is perfect and your lighting is you. I cannot promise that everything will be totally perfect for your special day; but what I can promise is that with me as your crystal ball, everything will go off magically, without a hitch, and you will spend your time enjoying your wedding day more than you ever imagined.

Many of my clients ask me how I am able to make sure things happen seamlessly. The answer is quite simple: experience. I have done so many events over the years, that I have relationships with all the major venues and vendors, but I also have my own personal recipe for success; everything is scripted and everyone is aware of the script. While there are times that the schedule cannot be followed perfectly or the speaker goes off cue, there are always ways to politely and quietly get back on track, with nary a guest noticing.

The one thing I tell my clients the most often is to enjoy the moment. It passes faster than you can ever imagine. Months or even a year of work can go by in the blink of an eye and before you know it, you are flying home from the honeymoon not sure how it all went by so quickly. While the process may seem long and stressful at times, the “day of” or “weekend of” seem to race time in a manner only their own.

I may not have a crystal ball, as I said, but that does not mean I am not your own personal wedding clairvoyant, able to predict and enhance the future so it is in sync with your vision and when you look back at your wedding day, you remember the beauty, sentiment, and wisdom that was imparted to you. When opportunity knocks, answer the door. I tell everyone I meet with to discuss an impending wedding that working with someone like me guarantees a happily ever after, at least when it comes to the wedding.