bride to be
2. What are YOUR priorities? This is you and your significant other's wedding. Nobody else's opinion should really matter
From the articles on every wedding website and app in existence to all of the "experts" that surround a couple the minute after the proposal, there is an onslaught of confusing and incorrect information out there being given to couples.
All the emotions are flooding in and you look down at your finger and realize that the rock you just put on isn't close to your Pinterest board. You can't wait to share the news with everyone, but aren't sure what to do when your family and friends ask to see the big sparkler.
When you are starting to feel like a permanent bridesmaid, remember WHY you are in that role. If your friends keep asking you to be in their wedding...you are an amazing friend!
I get that expecting anyone to trust someone so easily is a huge favor to ask. But if you're all about trusting those stupid stories on Facebook and don't even look up the author or do a quick "snopes" fact check, then maybe, just maybe, trusting a real person that makes their living on the subject you need help with, isn't such a hard concept to grasp.
When you look at your wedding as not the "best day ever" but as "the best is yet to come," you will free yourself from the pressure of everything having to be perfect, and instead you will realize one thing: it already is. Because you found each other.
The bottom line is, there isn't an App for everything. Some things will always require human interaction to achieve the best results. One of those things is assembling a team of vendors for your wedding day, starting with your wedding planner.
So if you're ready to start shopping for a wedding planner (meaning set up a meeting, not price shop via a wedding website app), you need to know the right questions to ask and why the answers are important.
The average total wedding cost in the country sits around $30,000 and in the NYC Metro area (where there are endless barns, lofts and such) as well as Southern California, an average wedding will cost $50,000. The bottom line is, a rustic chic wedding is not an average wedding.
The thing is, I, and many other planners I know, truly want to work with everyone involved when planning a wedding. It's a team sport and a good planner knows and respects that.