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Today’s guest post comes to us from Kristy Dickerson of STARTplanner, a company that creates daily planners for work, life and wedding planning! Enjoy:

Being the bride-to-be is such an overwhelming thing. Feelings of excitement and pressure pour out at the same time. There are just too many what ifs that come out of nowhere and scare you day in and day out at work. Sometimes, these fears of wedding flop even become nightmares.

Good thing, wedding organizers exists! Wedding organizers are making dreams come true and help couples start their journey as Mr. and Mrs. right from their very first day. Although your presence brings assurance of orderly and seamless weddings, there will still be days when the bride-to-be’s mood is not so glamorous. Nonetheless, here’s a list of the ten ways you can make the year-long journey of organizing the bride-to-be’s wedding less stressful.

Read the full post after the cut!

Be Patient

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Most of the first time bride-to-be’s hardly known a thing or two about weddings apart from what they read online, so introduce the steps to them in a manner that is chronological. It helps if you can shed light on things that aren’t clear to them, they might be thinking of honeymoons more than the wedding.

Be Organized

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Most brides-to-be may also be controlling in nature and get you side-tracked, but please keep your deadlines according to how you usually let them be. You may have a customized ring- bound planner you kept immaculate for ages or an app that lets you pull off glamorous weddings, but your customers may also have their way of planning things out.

Be Honest

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Tell the bride-to-be the things you can do and those that you can’t. Don’t sugarcoat things and just fire away some truth.

Be Creative

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Some bride-to-be’s find it frustrating when they know that they can’t have their requests or wishes. These women know you’re not superheroes to fly to France in just a matter of minutes just to get that perfect wreath, but as they say, where there’s a will, there’s a way. Brides-to-be have the worst of requests, not to mention the weirdest.

Be Understanding

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The bride and groom-to-be probably grew up in a way different from you, and his or her cultural standards and superstitious beliefs may be too much for you to handle. But it eases half of all the worries they are going to carry for the rest of their married life. Think of it that way.

Be Extra Social

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Yes, this counts as well. The bride and groom-to-be’s parents may not be the happy people you expect them to be. Some of them can be extra-grumpy, demanding, talkative, emotional and whatnot, but being a listening ear to his or her parents will lessen the burden they both feel inside. That effort is something they will surely appreciate and be thankful for, for the rest of their lives.

Be Available

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Being available applies when she is a career woman who doesn’t want her upcoming wedding to meddle with her business or work. Even the groom-to-be has his schedule he religiously follows, so it would help if you have a flexible schedule that can work for both the bride and the groom-to-be. Adjust your schedule according to the day they are both available and scheme that all throughout the pre-wedding season. Phone calls can come now and then and expect to miss your quiet morning coffee breaks.

Be Visible

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Online visibility is important. Getting your phone numbers from a referral friend can be a little inconvenient. Work out on your online profile; be seen on Facebook and any other social media channels. Be visible on online listings and have a blog the searching bride-to-be can refer to. Your blog defines who you are so make sure it sells you better than word-of-mouth does.

Be Positive

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About being creative, it is also helpful if wedding organizers are 100 percent positive most of the time. Frequent decline and no’s on requests from the bride-to-be will drive them away. You are the bride’s fairy godmother who can magically turn the pumpkin to an enchanting carriage of gold. Technically, you don’t possess that sorcery, but your connections do.

Be Hopeful

Lastly, encourage the bride-to-be it will turn out to be the perfect, seamless, fairy tale wedding she always dreamed of. Don’t make her feel like she has to do anything on her wedding except to enjoy. Hope them a good wedding and a prosperous life together.

 

Kristy Dickerson is a  keynote speaker, businesswoman, active CEO and co-founder of STARTplanner. To learn more about STARTplanner, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to their website.

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