Wedding Planning 101

Who’s your client? The couple or the parents?

  1. […] A bride and groom come to you ready and willing to make decisions, plan the big day and listen to all of the expert advice you have to offer. Then something happens. The future mother-in-law to the bride (MOG – mother of the groom) decides she wants to pay for the invitations, flowers and rehearsal dinner but wants to know the total today and it’s still 9 months out, but expects the bride to choose it all right away. You now have to step in and mediate the situation. […]

  2. anita says:

    I think that was very professional…. What if you habe clients that want to vent out their frustrations or problems there having???

    • Debbie says:

      Thank you for the comment. Sometimes it can be really helpful
      for clients to have a neutral sounding board with their planner
      but it is up to you and your comfort level on how often you want
      to be the sounding board. Don’t be afraid to communicate what works
      for you.

  3. Dana says:

    I love that last piece of advice, “I’m happy to move forward when you come to a mutual agreement on your own.” It’s so important for us not to get sucked in to the negative dynamics and that’s a firm, yet polite way to stand your ground.

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