Teamwork is fundamental not only between me and the chosen suppliers but in the first instance, between me and the couple. Pinterest has really changed the way we work by making it more fluid and faster. Sharing and commenting on the photos with the couples (ok come on... lets be honest, with the bride… the man runs away in these moments ) makes me understand what type of wedding I need to organise, the mood that they couple are looking for, the style to follow and it is this that makes the basis of the creative machine!
Where do we start? Often, couples write to me: “we are organising our wedding, but we don’t know where to start and what to expect”. Well, usually the couple start a year earlier to begin the organisation of the wedding, but this isn’t a fixed rule. I have planned weddings even in a few months or with two years available. It also depends on the type of wedding one wants, for a romantic getaway for two, even two months are enough while for a wedding with many guests, especially if they come from abroad, you need to start planning well in advance.
There are many things to think about: the date of the wedding, the church or the town, the guest list, the invitations, the location for the reception, the menu choice, the flowers and the arrangements, the rings, the photographer and videographer, the dress for the bride and the bridesmaids, the suit for the groom and groomsmen, the make-up and the hairstylist, the wedding favours, the cake, the music, the wedding list, the honeymoon… and all those small but important details that will make this great day truly yours. A magnificent “tour de force” especially if you live abroad and plan to get married in Italy! DON’T PANIC… as a Wedding Planner I will try to give you some advice.
Right… take some paper, pen and a calendar and let’s start with the organisation of all the details, lets create a “wedding schedule” to understand what to do and when to do it. To start, it is important to know what type of wedding you want, the style you would like to follow: whether to marry in a church or town hall, whether to organise an intimate or large wedding, whether to plan it during the day or during the evening. Even the choice of location gives the wedding a different feel and all the other derive from these initial choices.
It is useful to prepare and follow your own “TO DO LIST”, here is an example:
Organising all of these aspects, considering that many others will come out during the months preceding the wedding, can prove to be really tiring and exhausting. Being able to follow everything, without giving up your social life and risking breaking relationships, is not that simple.
For this reason the figure of a Wedding Planner proves to be fundamental, but not because the spouses are not able to plan a wedding on their own, but because with specialised help alongside a person who “does this job”, allows them to enjoy only the beautiful sides, without the stress attached.