It doesn’t matter how long you spend planning it or the number of people who assist you – there is always a chance that “ Murphy” will visit your wedding or event and maybe even bring friends. While you may not be in control of everything (though I try to be), there are some things you can do to prevent problems from occurring and minimize those problems that do.
If possible, arrange to have a wedding or event planner/advisor available to assist you at the beginning of your preparations or hire one to oversee all of the details for you. Make realistic plans to begin with. Don’t create undue stress and complications by planning an event that is out
of your financial means, the time available or who you are.
Be organized and disciplined. Stick to your plans and stay focused. You will eliminate wheel spinning, indecision and wasted energy.
Pay attention to details. You can prevent big problems later if you pay attention to the small print now. As the experts say, “The devil is in the details”.
Stay positive. Remember why you are getting married or having your event in the first place. When the wedding or event preparations seem to take on a life of their own and you find yourself wondering if it is all worth it, remember why you are doing it. You are celebrating the union of your two lives or you are bring family and friends together. That’s a big thing and worth a little chaos. Make decisions. Don’t dither. Trust your gut instinct. And if early decisions don’t work out, make changes.
Stay flexible and be ready to detour if needed. How you view road bumps has a lot to do with how you handle them. Be prepared to either go around them or skim over the top of them.
Don’t be a “ bridezilla” or be negative. What an appalling way for a woman to behave or for anyone to behave, under any circumstances and over plans for a day which is to celebrate her new life or celebrate togetherness, it is unacceptable.
Be prepared for some things to veer off plan. Anticipate them and have alternatives at the ready.
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Vera Fernandes, a Certified Wedding Specialist, has planned weddings for brides and grooms for more than 10 years and is the inspiration for providing unique, designs and decor for social and corporate events and owner of Weddings Simply Unique, LLC. Incorporating not only weddings, but baby showers, anniversaries, and social parties, and injecting her unique take on design and detail, Vera wanted to encompass all her passion of providing excellent service into a one stop shop for design and decor, planning, consultation to take care of all the needs of planning a special event, place where all can come and be inspired, so Vera's Events was born, a wedding and event planning company. Vera has passion for events, new designs, technology, reading and taking your vision and designing an elegant event. Visit her showroom located at 1163 Madison Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut