One thing you are probably unaware of about weddings until it is your turn to plan your wedding is how stressful the entire process can be. Some couples need to be lucky enough to get the chance to prepare themselves adequately, but thankfully, you had the opportunity to.
Katie is an exceptional wedding planner who has worked with diverse couples for several years. In the rest of this article, Katie shares wedding preparation lessons from her experiences.
1. What common mistakes do you see couples making?
Many couples are faced with the pressure of trying to please everyone, which in many cases, is impossible. While it is essential to be considerate and accommodating to the requests of others, keep the main focus on what you and your partner want for your special day. In the end, that is most important!
2. What’s your best tip for a couple planning a wedding?
Please, for the sake of your health and strength, do not do it alone! Invest in planners to remove the stress of wedding planning and keep you on task, on budget, and so much more!
Even if you ultimately decide against hiring a planner, friends and family are typically more than happy to help! Delegate even the most minor tasks to them, which would, in turn, take a huge load off you and keep you fresh and in shape for your wedding!
3. What don’t couples know about your business that they need to know?
Arch Events proudly goes above and beyond for their couples in every way possible! We understand that every wedding is unique, and inversely every couple’s planning needs are also.
Therefore, we are happy to customize any of our packages to fit your needs and budget best!
4. What questions should couples be asking that they don’t know to ask?
Couples must ask themselves, “What is our vision for the day?” A question that includes not only how you want the day to look but how you want the day to feel, the experience you wish to provide your guests, and so on.
Although it can be a loaded and rather heavy question, it’s important because once you form your vision, it tremendously helps with the entire planning process!
5. What’s your best piece of advice for couples planning a wedding?
Your wedding day is so anticipated; for some reason, it tends to fly by on the big day so fast! Cliche but very accurate! My best advice is to grab your spouse and take a minute or two to soak it all in together at some point in the day or during the reception.
Relish in that moment and your love for each other, all while surrounded by your loved ones. It will be a moment you’ll never forget!
6. What’s the most unusual wedding you ever did?
Last year around Christmas time, I planned a wedding that decided to have the ceremony in the morning and then have a breakfast buffet with all of their guests instead of a typical dinner/reception.
They had a waffle bar and mimosas, everything was over by late afternoon, and I believe they went on their honeymoon that night. It was super cool and different!
7. What was the most memorable wedding you have ever worked on, and why?
There was a couple I worked with about 2 years ago, the bride was a triplet to two brothers, and their dad had passed early on in their life. So, she decided to have her brothers walk her down the aisle. Then later, during the reception, when the bride’s father would typically speak, they planned something special for her. Everyone, including me, was so moved, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the room!
If you want to eliminate all the stress that comes with wedding planning and preparation and, in effect, make your wedding planning exciting and fun all the way through, get in touch with Katie directly. Please do not hesitate to visit our website https://stlarchevents.com/ or contact Katie at 636.443.9109