Before each wedding every little detailed is planned to the last napkin on a table. It’s what us planners do. We are detail oriented professionals who can leap from each item, leaving clients head spinning with all the amazing detail possibilities. But sometimes no matter how much you plan the details something ALWAYS goes wrong. I really mean it when I say always goes wrong. This doesn’t mean the wrong is a disaster, but unexpected issues come up at each wedding. And that’s why you have a planner. My job is to make sure you never have to know or hear about the problems and you just assume everything went effortlessly. If you think it was effortless, my job was a success.
This past spring we had one of those “it’s a wedding disaster!” Moments. I still don’t think the family knows to the extent of what went on.(but probably will nowand that’s how it should be at the wedding. That’s why you hire a planner and sometimes people don’t understand the value in it.
This was an amazing outdoor park wedding I could t have been more excited for. The bride was darling, the decor was so unique and we had a great light canopy being set. An hour before the wedding we went to plug in the light canopy, the Photobooth and the speakers for music, and the power tripped. No problem, right? Reset. Tripped again! Panic time. This was one of those disaster moments. A quiet dark reception doesn’t really scream a brides ideal dream wedding. All troops came out. My amazing event staff ran to buy all new extension cords. Nope. Not the cords. Still tripped. It was the parks electrical that had a short!! The whole electrical. I about lost it. No one was available after hours from the park service, plus what can they do within an hour? Phone calls went out, a generator was brought in and 10 minutes into the reception we were brought back live.
Can you just imagine a bride or mother of the bride crawling around in the bushes looking for extension cords? Or frantically on the phone working out power while guests are coming in? They should never! They have their own duties to take care of, and planners have theirs. It’s over whelming to even think of having to play both parts.
Although exhausted, that night felt good to know a major crisis was averted. Who knew that would ever happen? But you always have to be ready for every little problem that may arise.