Dont be a bridezilla!
Posted: Monday, Mar. 30, 2009
From the moment you become engaged, things can seem like a whirlwind no matter how much planning youve done. There is so much to think about, and so much to do. While having a wedding coordinator can be a tremendous help, many girls choose to attempt this arduous task themselves. Here are some things that youll want to consider when planning and preparing: Be respectful. While searching for vendors to work with, remember that while youre experiencing all of this for the first and most likely only time, this is their everyday business. If youre inquiring about rates, dont simply call and ask, How much do you charge? After all, you want to know what you get for those prices, whom youll be working with, a list of references, etc. Do some preliminary studying. Look at the options, and once youve narrowed your choices, take the time to meet with vendors to determine if you can envision a working relationship in the future. And please remember, while you are choosing your vendors, do have the courtesy to let each know whether youve selected them or not. Its important, and a simple phone call is all it takes. Do your homework. Trust us, we know all the decisions you need to make. Most likely you wont have made all your decisions beforehand (and if you have, hats off to you!) For you non-type As, do some research. Read other wedding stories, look through ads and/or pictures, contemplate the feeling/theme that youd like, and dont forget to consider a budget for each aspect. Consider all of these factors in making your decisions. Thinking these things through ahead of time will help you feel less overwhelmed. Work efficiently and effectively. So youve investigated your options, and youve got a good idea of what you want. Dont waste either your time or the time of companies that obviously dont provide what youre seeking. Find and make appointments where you feel youll get the service youre looking for. If youve shopped wisely, chances are your answers are right around the corner. Once they materialize, ensure all questions are answered. Find out what youll be getting and what not and request all of this information in writing. Dont be bashful no one will look down on you for asking, and youre setting yourself up for smooth sailing. Chill out! Look, when youve got so many decisions to make, and so many people involved, its safe to say that things may not be 100% perfect and thats perfectly OK! You may not get your first choice in all areas, and because people all have their own opinions, someone is bound to not agree with something. So just try to go with the flow and enjoy this time, as it will fly. Lighten up, and pat yourself on the back youve already made the biggest and best decision possible. Youre getting married! And what could be better than that?List of Wedding ConsultantsMore Planning Articles