Wedding Planning Advice from Halifax Wedding Planners
Thoughts from some of the best wedding planners in Halifax
We asked some of the best wedding planners in Halifax if they had any wedding planning advice for the happy couple leading up to the big day. Here’s what they had to share:
“Always remember is it not about the wedding it is always about the marriage, wedding planning should be enjoyable, and if you find yourself getting too bogged down and stressed out hire yourself a planner, the day should be about the two of you and your celebration as a couple, a planner can remove the stressful by providing the organizational skills and keeping things on track for you.”
“The biggest one is this: don’t allow too many people to be involved in the decision making (if you can help it) because it will make the process that much more stressful. Support your fiancé in the planning process. Take an interest and an active role even if it’s in a small way and do the tasks as soon as possible!”
“Advice for the Bride: Take a moment each month (or week if necessary) to reflect on the true reason as to why you are planning this wedding – to marry the love of your life and celebrate that love amongst family and friends! It’s so easy to get hung up on the perfect shade of blush garden roses or the choice of gold or silver flatware. But at the end of the night, when all the candles are blown out and the lights are turned on, what’s left is you two, forever! You’re only engaged for a very short period of time, so be sure to make the most of this time while it lasts!!
Advice for the Groom: Support your Bride throughout the planning process! When she comes to you asking for your advice on the wording of your invitations or asks your for first dance song recommendations, (even though she knows you could actually care less) it’s not because she’s trying to annoy you. She really does care about your opinion – more so then you probably think!”
“Bride: Let me look after your fabulous day for you. I will make sure all the bases are covered. Everything I promised when we met and discussed, will happen. I will make sure she is delighted when she walks through that door. I want her pictures to be fabulous and creating that magical place is my job — attention to the detail is my job.
Groom: The wedding day and time leading up to the wedding can be very stressful and his bride may be running on overdrive. One of the things that I try to alleviate is the stress and worrying to let both of them actually enjoy the event. Grooms can be the budget people — although there is a cost attached to the service I provide, it is worry free for he and his bride as I move in with a team of skilled decorators to set up and then we come back when it is all over and tear down. This is a win-win situation.”
“Bride: Relax that everything will be perfect! Enjoy every moment of the process of preparing your wedding even the difficult moments, as all that will eventually become great memories.
Groom: Men are becoming more and more involved in the preparation of their weddings and that is just great! I tell them to participate as much as possible.”