Another question we get asked all of the time is,
“Is being a wedding planner fun?”
We always laugh and say, “Of course it
But, there’s more to the story. You have to
understand that ours is a real job that we take seriously.
I’d liken our job to being a doctor who delivers
babies. Sure, it’s “fun” to see a new life
come into the world and to be a part of a family’s
most precious moment. It’s rewarding and exiting and
energizing. However, there is so much at stake! I’m
not saying that we are dealing with life and death
situations or that our job is anywhere near as important as
theirs, but you can see the
On the wedding day, we’re responsible for
overseeing all aspects of the event. We have to make sure
everything is in place and everyone is informed and prepared
for her role. We assist vendors with delivery and set-up,
guide family members into place, herd bridal party
participants, and calm nervous brides and grooms.
We’re all over the place. It’s all worth it when
we get to watch a couple’s reaction to seeing their
reception venue for the first time or listen to the father
of the bride’s speech about his little girl.
When we’re working with full or partial planning
clients our work is cut out for us. We have the job of
reading minds, anticipating problems, and dealing with
(over)reactions. However, we’re talking about things
like flowers, cakes, and photos. Does it get any better than
As a business owner, my role is even more complex than
the associates. I have a long list of daily activities that
don’t even involve my clients. I blog, balance the
books, schedule, research, email, network, and plan. Ah, but
I can do it watching TV in my pajamas!
I’m not sure that I completely answered the
question, but I wanted to make a couple of things clear:
1) Yes, being a wedding planner is a great job. We love it
and have fun with it. It’s wonderfully rewarding!
2) But, it’s a job like any other that is full of
responsibility and hard work.
Here I am (having fun) getting the beautiful Liza and her
father ready to walk down the aisle:
photo credit: Dave Wittig