We here at Magnificent Moments Weddings simply love what we do. There is little that brings us more joy than helping our clients make their wedding dreams come true. But it would be wrong to say the job of a wedding planner is all glamour and fun, as it is often portrayed in the media? Our profession, like most, has its own challenges and struggles. So in a moment of transparency, we thought we would get real and share with you, our clients, the hardest part of our jobs. This month Amanda and I will share the struggles we face as part of our job.
The hardest and most stressful part of being a wedding planner to me is managing people’s expectations.
Wedding planners are known as the people who can fix anything. And we show up with our emergency day kit that can fix a lot of things! However, we are only human. And while I will do absolutely anything to make sure that your day is as perfect as possible, the hardest job that I have to do is to manage your expectations of perfection.
I have dealt with a lot of stress in my life. I don’t think anyone enjoys stress. Those people who do, I don’t understand! Weddings can be very stressful. They are stressful for the people going through them and sometimes the vendors.
My job as a wedding planner is to help walk you through the process of planning and executing your wedding. I can tell you my past experiences, I can build upon all of the knowledge and expertise that I have developed through conferences, networking, and just reading articles in general. And I do my best to manage your expectations about the wedding planning process. But the hardest part for me is definitely managing those expectations about perfection or not.
If you had to ask me what the most stressful part on an actual day is, I would say right before the ceremony happens, and the couple hasn’t done a first look, keeping them apart but getting them lined up is the most stressful part. It’s fun but stressful. Then, after the ceremony is over, the stress all melts away because the couple is married.
Even though there is stress with wedding planning and being a wedding planner, I wouldn’t change my job for the world. I love helping couples to achieve their dreams. I love helping couples have perfect wedding days. You can check out my post about the perfect wedding day from before if you want to know what my definition of that is.
Thank you so much for trusting us to plan your weddings and for helping us with our client expectations.
I think the hardest part of being a wedding planner is what happens when things don’t go as planned. Despite our best efforts, meticulous lists, and triple-checking all the small details, sometimes things happen that are just out of our control. Rain, car accidents, and traffic are simply things we as wedding planners cannot fix and it truly breaks my heart. I, as a planner, want your day to be amazing and a fond memory you will always look back on. The stress that comes with this mountain of responsibility is sometimes overwhelming, to say the least. Don’t get me wrong, I thrive in this stress that is why I do what I do. What is so hard, is that I am just as devastated as my bride when any part of their day is altered from the plan.
We hope this look at reality helps our clients understand our dedication to them and our desire to help make their wedding day the best we can. Want more help planning your big day? Contact Magnificent Moments Weddings we would love to set you on the right path!