32 Secrets Your Wedding Planner Won’t Tell You
Wedding planners and pros from across the country reveal the messy side of making your wedding day unforgettable. Here’s what they wish brides knew.
I keep secrets
At one wedding I planned, the cake went missing after the bride and groom cut it. The bride soon asked where the cake was. Turns out the servers had taken it upon themselves to eat it! We cut the pieces smaller and the bride never knew. Keeping things quiet is the secret behind making the bride think the wedding was flawless. And don’t stress if it isn’t perfect—these are 15 mishaps that happened even at royal weddings.
It stresses me out…
When the mother of the groom (it’s always the mother of the groom) steps in at the rehearsal to take over and change the plans. And it’s always the mother of the groom who hasn’t contributed a dime or offered even an hour of her time prior to the wedding who acts in this manner.
I hate feeling devalued
When a potential client begins to nickel and dime me, I know they do not understand what it is I will be doing for them.
Don’t forget the tax and service charge
Many couples overlook the “plus plus” when planning a menu. Everything has a tax and service charge, and it really adds up, trust me! Use these 9 secrets to staying sane a month before your wedding.
Your parents are paying?
I hope you understand you may not get what you want! Learn the 8 wedding etiquette rules you should never break.
I’ll go to great lengths to make sure your wedding is perfect
Your wedding is my job and I’ll do everything I can to make it memorable, including walking miles to a florist in Jamaica to correct the $700 bouquet that arrived to you spray-painted purple.
Just because you planned your own destination wedding…
Doesn’t mean you can do my job better than I can. Yes, you may have found lower rates on Orbitz, but you don’t have access to the contract and package perks that I’m able to offer to my brides.
You’ve only known each other for 4 months?!
Can I get 100 percent upfront? This is marriage advice every newlywed should follow.