When it comes to decision making and organising your special day, what kind of wedding planner will you be?
No one said that planning a wedding was ever an easy task, but as we’re all so different, we’ll all approach it in different ways. This article has been designed to pin point the different wedding planning styles in people, focusing on their strengths, weaknesses and a bit of advice from us thrown in there too. What kind of wedding planner are you?
The ‘Natural-Born Planner’
You were born to plan; it is in your nature to organise and you love every element of planning an event.
Your wedding will be a thoroughly researched occasion and every decision made with confidence. You have quick thinking abilities which means every eventuality would have been thought of and a solution prepared and in the waiting.
You won’t be able to run your wedding day yourself and it will more than likely stress you out if you’re aware that something isn’t going exactly as planned.
Delegate. Create a handover plan for the week before your wedding, once everything has been confirmed with suppliers, sit down with the people who are running the day and make sure you’re all happy with how the day is going to run and everyone is clear of their responsibilities. Then relax.
For you, your wedding wouldn’t be right without the input of your family and friends and their talents and time.
You utilise the skills of your nearest and dearest and if you can’t ask someone you know, you’ll ask a married friend for their recommendation before launching into the world of wedding suppliers.
With so many of your close friends and family pitching in, it could be difficult for your dream to become a reality. Asking your mum to make your cake is fine but if you want a 5-tier extravagant masterpiece with intricate sugar flowers and minute details, it may not be ideal (unless, of course, your mum is amazing at that sort of stuff!) You will need to be realistic and manage your expectations.
Consider your relationships with the people you’re asking to get involved in your day. If the worst happened and something went dreadfully wrong, how would this affect your friendship post-wedding? If you do go to married friends for their advice, make sure you also do your own research. Meet with the suppliers and discuss YOUR day and make sure they understand YOUR vision; it’s not the same vision as your friend and could be completely wrong for your day.
You’re a style-conscious Goddess who visualises every aspect of your wedding.
You use moodboards, scrapbooks with magazine clippings and online inspiration to fuel your ideas and have a totally hands-on approach to wedding planning and making your dream a reality.
It is important to have ideas but you do risk losing direction. It is important to think about your venue carefully.
Plan your planning. Create a clear outline of the day you envisage to make it easier for everyone to understand (especially suppliers when giving you a quote!) Showing 30 pictures of cakes you ‘quite like’ to a supplier isn’t going to help anyone. Bring practicality to your creative genius.
You’ve been listening to the stories of your parent’s wedding since you were little and can’t imagine having your day in any other way. A true ‘Kate and Wills’ enthusiast.
You know exactly what you want and thus have no problem explaining and delegating to the necessary parties.
You’re probably going to worry that a traditional wedding nowadays is going to be considered old-fashioned and boring. It won’t be! It’ll be classic and timeless.
Make sure you do add a little twist to the day and incorporate something that is ‘you.’ The traditional wedding is merely a template for the day to be structured around, inject your personality into it wherever possible to make sure you give it a modern day boost.
You don’t know where to begin. Whenever you try to make a decision to do with your wedding, you get overwhelmed with the variety of options available and decide to think about it at a later date.
You do have a vision for your wedding…
…but you’re just a little bowled over with the amount of choice.
Don’t do it all by yourself. Get your partner involved and share some of the decision-making. Take a moment to realise that it’s not all about the details of the wedding day, it’s about the two of you getting married and celebrating with your friends and family. Don’t sweat the small stuff!