Planning a wedding certainly involves organizing schedules, services, timetables, and dollars. Coordinating the seemingly endless details of that special day — details that when brought together create a day that is far beyond the sum of its parts – is critical and obviously indispensable to the realization of your wedding. However, beyond that, my twenty-five years of serving the Indianapolis area brides in planning their weddings has brought me to understand that truly magical weddings are the result of connecting people. A wedding day begins and ends in the hearts of the wedding couple. The wedding itself offers the opportunity of joining those two hearts to the hearts of all the family and friends that witness the marriage. Too often, the inevitable trials and frustrations of the wedding planning process can burden and threaten such connections, particularly with family, in the time leading up to the wedding day. The greatest satisfaction rendered from my quarter-century in business is the tradition of helping brides, families, and friends enjoy the process of planning their wedding so that the big day itself becomes a magical and eternal memory for all involved.
Here are some excerpts from post-wedding notes Accolade has received from new brides in the days just following their wedding. I find the spirit of their joy contagious. I hope you will too!
“We don’t even know how to begin to thank you…without your help, I can’t imagine how I would have survived planning our wedding! Every single detail that I dreamt up, you were able to bring to life.”
“Just wanted to thank you for the beautiful wedding and reception. Everything was beautiful and perfect. How people do weddings without people like you, I don’t know. You were great.”
“Thank you for making our wedding day the best day of our lives. We couldn’t have done it without you! We will certainly recommend you to our friends!”
“The best way to say thanks…. I’d do it again. I’d recommend you to anyone. You saved my sanity. The Wedding was nothing but a success. Thanks.”
I propose these questions for all of you brides out there, after reading this blog, if you are feeling overwhelmed does this seem like a good idea to hire a wedding planner? If you have already been married, did you choose to use a wedding planner? If so are you happy that you did? If you didn’t have a wedding planner but could re-do your wedding day, would you change your mind and have a wedding planner help you with details? I can’t wait to hear your comments. Thanks for reading!