How To :: Let Go

February 22, 2013  |  Wedding Tips

I was looking through Dawn Earles’ blog today (who I can’t wait to work with!) and came across this quote from one of her recent brides. Not only do I whole-heartedly believe in this advice because it’s my job, I was lucky enough to have a mother who forced me to have a wedding planner for this very reason – reducing the stress the week and day of the wedding.

Advice to future brides:

“I did not have a wedding planner….I was the planner. I felt as though me, my mom and my sister could do everything; however, I feel as though a wedding planner would allow you to feel less stressed and more of a guest at your own wedding, rather than a hostess. Enjoy every second! The day goes by so incredibly fast. And remember, a wedding is not a marriage, it’s just a day. It is truly about you and your spouse and the friends and family you want to share your commitment with.” -Mandy 

I was the bride who had to make every decision – and by every, I mean every. There wasn’t a detail of our wedding that I didn’t know about or faciliate. This is how I wanted it to be. But come the week of the wedding, I was fried. I didn’t want to have to think about calling vendors or assembling programs nor did I want to think about having a timeline for the rehearsal or the day of the wedding. I didn’t want to think about who would get our ring bearer his pillow. It was essential to me that everyone know exactly where to be at what time, but it wasn’t something I wanted to do the week of the wedding. And let’s all admit it, it’s much easier for the wedding party to think the wedding planner is nuts rather than the bride. I’ll happily take that off Southern Fete brides.

Whether you’re the bride who is a control-freak (couldn’t there be a more flattering word?) or a bride who’s embracing the whole experience and letting things go as they may, having a wedding planner will ensure that you can let go of reigns the week of your wedding (or before if you wish). I haven’t met a bride yet who has regretted her decision to embrace her wedding week…I’ve only met ones who wish they would have had someone to hand control to.

Have a great weekend!


love a little more, hustle a little less


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