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I keep secrets

I keep secrets
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At one wedding I planned, the cake went missing after the bride and groom cut it. The bride soon asked where the cake was. Turns out the servers had taken it upon themselves to eat it! We cut the pieces smaller and the bride never knew. Keeping things quiet is the secret behind making the bride think the wedding was flawless. And don’t stress if it isn’t perfect.

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It stresses me out…

It stresses me out…
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When the mother of the groom (it’s always the mother of the groom) steps in at the rehearsal to take over and change the plans. And it’s always the mother of the groom who hasn’t contributed a cent or offered even an hour of her time prior to the wedding who acts in this manner.

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I still cry at weddings

I still cry at weddings

Being part of the family for that short amount of time is truly rewarding. It’s when I’m sent baby photos that I know I had a real impact on a couple.

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Your parents are paying?

Your parents are paying?
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I hope you understand you may not get what you want!

We don’t wear headsets and heels

We don’t wear headsets and heels
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We know the importance of comfortable shoes. People envision The Wedding Planner and think this job is all about glitz and glamour. We’re not Jennifer Lopez.

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Just because you planned your own destination wedding…

Just because you planned your own destination wedding…
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Doesn’t mean you can do my job better than I can. Yes, you may have found lower rates on line, but you don’t have access to the contract and package perks that I’m able to offer to my brides.

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I do manual labour and other dreadful tasks

I do manual labour and other dreadful tasks
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I cannot even tell you how many times I’ve been on my hands and knees, sweating. I sometimes have to count the napkins and linens before they go back to the rental company. I’m talking dirty, smelly napkins, with food, gum and whatever else is on them. Talk about gross!

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Flowers cost a great deal of money

Flowers cost a great deal of money
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Their prices are affected by inclement weather, delivery constraints, and by the fact that they’re living things that are not manufactured by machines and simply “cranked out.” Likewise, they don’t jump into their vases!

This is a full-time job

This is a full-time job
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But on the big day we are steaming the bridal gown, pinning boutonnieres, making sure that the timelines are being met, making sure there are no spots on the glasses or silverware, allowing gum to be spit out in our hands before the ceremony, dealing with any situations that arise, and the list goes on!

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I feel like a therapist when I am forced to deal with family drama

I feel like a therapist when I am forced to deal with family drama
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My insight is to be polite and respectful. Often, meddlesome people just want to be heard out. Since I’m an independent third party, I’m able to bring neutrality to emotionally charged situations.

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