To the one feeling overwhelmed by event planning,
We know that at this moment you are probably feeling overwhelmed by a mix of emotions such as confusion, anger, excitement, and nervousness. The event date is coming soon, the caterer has a million questions, and the florist will not respond to emails. Event planning is stressful and frustrating. There is a reason that certain individuals devote their time and money into learning, experiencing, and adding to the event planning world in order to benefit the overwhelmed hosts.
So take the next few minutes to read, relax, and recharge with these tips to remember when "in the trenches".
First, your vendors have been hired to do a job. Let them do what they are being paid to do. If you have found reputable, professional vendors, then there should be no worries that these individuals will work to the best of their ability for make your day great. Take one stressor off your shoulders.
Secondly, it is never wrong to ask questions, especially when it comes to contracts. Sometimes people will try to add in the rules or regulations that are not legal or morally right. Do not get stuck in a legal battle. So please, ask questions and receive clarification. Also, keep your event planner involved in the contract process; they are trained to find red flags in contracts and can help you avoid problems.
Lastly, enjoy your day! The day will fly by; take in every moment and make memories. You do not want to miss the hilarious conversation with your grandparents or doing the chicken dance with your nieces and nephews. Relax, and trust that you have done the work necessary to bring your dream together. The last job to complete is to enjoy it.
And, as always, Eventfully Yours would be delighted to help in any way possible, so feel free to contact us!
Public Relations Intern