I had a call the other day from a gal who had been married recently and was now in the process of planning and coordinating a wedding for someone else since she supposedly now “knew the ropes”.
This call was two weeks before the wedding and the wedding planner wannabe realized that she was in way over her head. It’s one thing to find services and things that are “just right” for your own big day, but quite a different ball game when you’re making selections for a different person
Just because someone has planned one wedding doesn’t mean that they have the experience and expertise to handle unexpected situations that may come up. What will happen if the flowers are accidentally delivered to the wrong church? What if the photographer gets lost before he gets to the wonderful “out of the way” venue you’ve chosen for your reception?
What will the wannabe planner do when the caterers leave dirty dishes behind for the rental company to deal with? All of these things (and many more) have actually happened. A professional wedding planner will be able to handle all of these situations without even letting you become aware of them until the problems have been solved.
Back to the beginning of the story—The newlywed bridal planner decided that it would be better for everyone if she hired me to do the job and gave my service to the other bride as a wedding gift. It turned out to be a lovely wedding!