‘A Day in the Life of a Wedding Planner’: Notes From the Diary of Wine

Finally, it is here. The wedding day. A moment most of the couples have been planning and dreaming of for more than a year. Not only is this an exciting day for the couple but also for their wedding planner. Today Wine, a Destination Wedding Planner at The Wedding Bliss Thailand, will share with you a very personal, behind-the-scene look at  a wedding day as seen through her eyes.

Dear diary,

Today is the wedding I’ve been looking forward to most this season.

“What is the weather going to look like?” This is the first thought that runs through my mind when I open my eyes. Since most of our weddings happen outdoors, the sun is an important guest at every wedding. But a good wedding planner like myself (🤭) will make sure that rain doesn’t ruin the couples day. Even though there is no cloud to be seen, I check the forecast. A smile on my face appears when I see that the weather gods definitely like this couple. After this, I go over all the roles that I have assigned to my team.

As I jump to the car and drive off to the venue for the set up, Ariana Grande is playing. I sing along at the top of my lungs. 🎶You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just washed it 🎶Here I come! This gives me the spirit and power for this day. 💪

Once I reach the venue I check what has already been done by production and flower teams, making sure everything is perfect for the wedding. The decoration is something I pay the most attention to. I don’t want to admit it but I am a perfectionist. Everything has to be perfect, and I don’t think it is a bad thing. Especially if we’re talking about once-in-a-lifetime event such as a wedding!

I then head straight to the bridal room to check on the bride. I always have to make sure that she is enjoying her stress-free, relaxing time. Whether she’s with her bridesmaids, mom, or alone, it’s always important that the bride feels taken care of by the planning team, and never worries about anything.

It’s easy to get lost in time when so many things are going on around you, as they are on the wedding day, but time management is something important to me, and I like following and sticking to a schedule. “What is the time now?” Oh right, time for the ceremony.

The ceremony is the most stressful time of the day for me, but it is also my most joyful moment.

The couple is standing in front of the beautiful arch, they are about to exchange their vows and rings. Looking so in love with each other. Seeing the couple talk to each other. The moment that the groom and bride walk down from the altar… Those moments bring happiness to me. Wedding after wedding I am reminded why I became a wedding planner.

After sunset cocktail hour newlyweds portrait photoshoot, it is time for the reception dinner. Another quite stressful moment for a planner, making sure every guest is being fed, not bored, and everything is perfectly timed.

During the reception dinner, it is also time for speeches from loved ones for the happy couple. Hearing speeches makes you feel like a part of this big family. Stories from the past, wishes for the future, they all make me laugh and cry and feel the love around. It is so heartwarming.

After the reception, it’s time for the guests to party, a nice ending of a joyful day.

The end of the event always brings a relief that everything went well, I am happy when my couples are happy.

“Thank you for all your hard work”. I send to all of my vendors and suppliers because without them this wedding would not have been possible. Gratitude every step of the way!

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