Thursday, November 10, 2011

planning a wedding... again

If you know me, you know that I absolutely adored planning my wedding.  I love setting up meetings and visualizing details.  I loved using my planner obsessively, taking notes at consults and putting things together to make something really wonderful.  The day of... well, it might not have gone my way the day of, but I think that's because I needed a day-of wedding coordinator.  I needed someone to make sure my vision came to life the way I wanted it to.   I needed someone who was as obsessive and detail oriented as me.  I needed someone to do what I wanted to be able to do that day.  That brings me to my next point, I think that I should be a wedding planner and Brandon says that he knows that I should be a wedding planner.  Apparently, he is not the only one who feels that way.  Last year for Christmas, Michelle, TJ and Brandon all got me wedding planning books and told me I should start my own company.  I told them I wasn't ready yet and who was going to hire me?  I didn't have any experience.

How does someone get experience?  Someone takes a chance on them.  In steps my older sister, Michelle.  She has bravely decided to take a chance on me.  With six months to go until her wedding and nothing done, Michelle realized that she needed a wedding planner.  She needed someone to do the leg-work so that she could just say "yes, I like that" or "nope, not quite right."  I have taken on the challenge of planning someone else's wedding.  Taking their thoughts and their dreams and turning them into something real and something tangible.  I have an advantage in having my first planned wedding be my sisters -- I know a lot of her likes and dislikes.  I am already a step ahead of the game on that part, but I plan to take this seriously.  In fact, I have my first sit down meeting with the happy couple planned for Sunday night when we get back from our couples retreat with Kyle & Jessica and Andrew & Alicia. What a wonderful little weekend I have planned.

PS - two months ago I walked down the aisle... how crazy is that?!