The Magician Behind the Matrimony
Hey guys! It’s Ray here from Serendipitous Events! This past weekend I got the opportunity to help out with my first wedding as an intern with everyone’s favorite planner; Loghin Welch and let me tell you… I heavily underestimated everything a planner does on the day of a wedding. WOWZA.
I’ve been planning my wedding (just like every other little girl) since I could talk. But until I was in high school, I had never even heard of a “wedding planner” before and when I mentioned it to anyone, I was always told they were “unnecessary” or, “You can just do all of that yourself. It’s cheaper.” Maybe some of you feel the same way, but I’m telling you now I believe everyone who wants a stress-free, gorgeous wedding day NEEDS A PLANNER. Still not convinced? Well good because we are just getting started here… 😉
The wedding I helped with this past weekend was nothing short of care-free and happy. There wasn’t a moment I didn’t see the bride smiling and glowing (as every bride should be on their wedding day) and I attribute a lot of that to having a planner. Any time there was a question, Loghin was the woman with the answer. The bride didn’t have to worry about a thing because no one was jumping all over her with little questions every five minutes. Any time there was a little issue or even just the smallest question, the bride was never bothered with it. Instead she got to truly enjoy her day, sit back and just take it all in. After all, it is the happiest day of a girl’s life. She should be able to enjoy it as such!
Another thing I have noticed at weddings in the past is that often the mother of the bride/groom tends to be running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off; something that wouldn’t have to happen with a planner! I noticed during the wedding this weekend both mothers were enjoying the day/night and they looked so happy. They weren’t trying to direct people or making sure everything was going smoothly because they simply knew it was. I personally want my mother and mother-in-law to be able to be that relaxed and able to enjoy the day to the full extent someday at my own wedding.
Something else I realized too is that the vendors at the wedding were all fantastic, and Loghin interacted with them all like family. If you want to work with trustworthy vendors who provide quality work, it’s so important to work with a planner who knows the field; someone who knows who’s the best or who’s a flop. After all, it’s literally Loghin’s job as a planner to know these things. Doesn’t it make so much more sense to go to someone who really knows their stuff, than to have to start from scratch and hope for the best on the day of? That sounds like a potential headache waiting to happen. YIKES.
So you’re probably a pretty busy person, right? We all have our junk that ties up our days. It’s hard to catch a minute. I mean half the time I make a coffee in the morning and realize at 6:30 when I get home that evening that yes, that coffee is still there completely untouched and freezing cold because LIFE GETS FULL, and it’s easy to forget even the smallest things. We’re all rushing from work to the gym to Target, trying to remember to shovel a few bites of a food in now and then, and maybe get a wink of sleep if we aren’t cramming for an exam or waking up in the middle of the night to a screaming baby. Whatever your “busy” is, can you imagine having to plan the biggest day of your life on top of that?! Doesn’t it make more sense to go to a person who’s profession literally is to do just that?! I certainly think so!
Again, I really never understood just how much a planner does “the day of” until I was fully immersed in it. It was amazing watching Loghin work. People trusted her, looked to her for answers, and she was always there to go the extra mile to make the day the best it could be. That’s something everyone needs at their wedding. One moment Loghin was laughing and talking with the family, and they next she was bussing tables, and not because it was her job but because at Serendipitous we are committed to going above the expected. A wedding planner is so much more than just a “planner.” Loghin was a stylist, a director, a therapist, a chauffeur, and so much more… We want the bride and groom to know that they can just let loose and have a good time because everything is under control from our side. Our goal is to give you the opportunity to be 100% present for your wedding. It’s YOUR day; be all there for it. 🙂
Ray Moser, Intern