A Day in the Life

I thought I’d do a little series here and there on what a day in the life of a planner is like and share it with you all. Some days aren’t terribly exciting so I’ll leave those out and today isn’t what I’d call action packed but it could give some insight into not only what I do but what you can expect to be doing on a given day while planning your wedding.

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I have a wedding on Saturday in Cork but that doesn’t mean that because today is Thursday that I can relax. I’ve a full day tomorrow including driving to cork and picking up some miscellaneous items so today is my last day in the office until Monday.

Armed with my auto responder already on for incoming emails, the first thing this morning I answered what would be a few urgent emails or ones that are related to the wedding this weekend and others that can’t wait until I’m back {I squeezed in a little band shopping for another couple too}. There is a lot of responsibility in what I do and communication is really important so while I try really hard to get back to everyone promptly, some things have to be put off for a few days when I’m out of the office.  Obviously the wedding I’m working at the moment is the priority.

Next it’s packing day. My own weekend bag, going over everything I’ll need myself {most often I forget socks!}, what I’m going to wear on the wedding day which must look good, be comfortable and versatile. And what I’ll need for a Rehearsal {a little more casual} and the cleanup day.

It’s time to double check my file. That I have all of the information correct and notes printed {all suppliers will have already been confirmed}. The who is who in the bridal party, who is to be where, the timeline, the full ceremony, copies of readings, what I need to have where {like for the ceremony, items for the house/getting ready and for the reception}, a copy of the table plan, place cards, table numbers, the floral order, and extras of everything.

Once the information is all gathered I start to pack the car. Again using a checklist I printed off to remind me of anything specific to this wedding before I pack my emergency kit, my tool kit, Restroom items, vases, candles, umbrellas, table cloths or table runners and anything else I think I will need which normally fills up the car.

Once that is done, {it’s now at 3.30} I’m back on the computer doing any small bits I can before I finish up for the day. Today it’s more band shopping.

Ok, it’s not a terribly exciting day but it’s my day and if I was working for your wedding, it’s all stuff you wouldn’t have to do yourself!  

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