Wedding planners are a key player in the most important day of a couple’s life.
Sitting here three weeks post my walk down the aisle, I can’t help but reminisce back to that enchanting day. But it’s not the flower adorned champagne glasses or my vows that I’m thinking back on. It’s Becky, my wedding planner!
How could I not share this wonderful human with boat loads of knowledge with you guys? I knew from the start that I had to ask Becky to be on the blog.
Let’s get right to it.
It’s also very stressful because our brides are depending on us more than anyone to make sure their wedding day is absolutely perfect. There is a reason why “event planner” is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 most stressful jobs!
Drive, good personal style, and a positive, willing-to-do-anything-attitude. I can teach the rest! I personally think those attributes are things that can’t be taught – you either have it or you don’t.
Honestly it’s usually a vendor, an inexperienced one. Sometimes we have to work with vendors who don’t have the wedding experience we would prefer and it definitely makes our jobs harder.
We have to micromanage them a little more (and they don’t like that), and rarely are our expectations (or our brides’ expectations) met. It is worth it to invest in experienced WEDDING vendors! (I can attest that my main source of wedding stress, other than weather, was due to an unprofessional vendor that I personally selected)
My favorite one to date, was YOURS! Southern Posies adorned each champagne coup with a flower and it was so beautiful and special!
Becky’s Brides weddings don’t ever have disasters! 😉 But I’d say the closest call we’ve had is always related to the weather. We’ve had a few brides chance it with an outdoor ceremony and or reception despite the forecast, and that always gives me major anxiety!! We’ve been lucky in the past, and now we always insist on a plan B!
If I had to change anything it would be two things: I wouldn’t have gotten married in October because it’s our busiest month of the year as far as weddings and it was hard to celebrate!
And I would have had a smaller guest count. I’m all about more intimate weddings these days, and some of our guests we aren’t really close to but I felt pressured to invite. I would have been more firm about that.
Your offices are located in Birmingham, AL, also known as “the Magic City”. What’s your favorite part of being based in Birmingham?
Thank you! It’s challenging! Our baby girl is 7 weeks old, so right now it’s all about figuring out how to fit the previous 40-60-hour work weeks into a much shorter work week.
I really spent the year evaluating how and where I spend my time and cutting out things that don’t serve my family or my business goals well. I’m a yes girl, and I’m having to learn how to say no to more things that just aren’t in line with our goals. It’s a hard lesson, but our beautiful baby girl is so worth it.
I’m incredibly thankful to have a career that is flexible and allows me to be home with her a lot.
We spend those days in all kinds of bridal meetings, from design meetings to tastings, to onsite evaluations and beyond. When we aren’t in meetings, we spend our time answering e-mails, working on timelines, working on design plans, blogging, planning out social media content, and more.
There is a LOT of work that goes on behind the scenes of not only wedding planning, but running a successful business, so there is always something to do!
She made wedding planning fun and so stress free, even with me not being there in person for so many elements.
If you love wedding inpso as much as I do, following Becky’s Bride’s IG feed is a MUST. It’s what drew me to her brand in the first place 🙂
If you’re engaged or just a fan of weddings, comment below with some questions for Becky!