The Revolution of the Pinterest Wedding Planner

February 2

 

With each passing day, it becomes more evident that Pinterest has revolutionized wedding planning for the better. Gone are the days of ripping out magazine images to collect dust in folders. Now, with the swift click of your mouse, you can create magic in mere minutes, in a way that resonates with both you, as a bride and your vendors, who will carefully bring your vision to life.

While I myself am a self confessed pinterest addict , I can’t help but notice a movement that brings out the mother bear in me: a desire to correct and protect my cubs…my clients and friends, who may find themselves at the hands of this movement. I call it, “The revolution of the Pinterest Wedding Planner.”

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You see, the wedding industry is far from regulated and there’s little to accredit ones knowledge, expertise and professionalism, besides word of mouth and testimonies. Many times, after experiencing their own wedding, brides decide the journey was too fun to give up and set out to become a wedding planner. And with tools like, facebook, the ever growing number of wedding blogs and pinterest, one can curate a fairly “reputable” looking business within hours. 

But, the ability to select and pair pretty images, is a far cry from being able to logistically plan and implement a production; because really, thats what a wedding is! Design and creativity is little more than 25% of the equation. Not to mention the ability to multi-task, think on your feet and provide damage control, all with grace and professionalism. So far from the darling picture many paint in their minds, at the thought of “wedding planning.”

Then we come to the fact that, being a bride who planned her wedding falls far short of the experience of being behind the scenes. No two weddings are alike and it takes countless hours of on-site experience, to learn the art of effective wedding coordination.

So, I encourage you, as a bride, mother of the bride or friend, to take matters into your own hands to protect the future of your/her big day. Do your research and be sure to ask the right questions, to ensure you’ve got the best person for the job.

To help you through this process, I’ve carefully curated a free worksheet: a list of things to address at your next consultation with your local wedding planner. None of them are trick questions, so they should be happy to provide you answers with honesty, integrity and passion.

 

Download your copy | Questions to ask a Wedding Planner 

 

Until next time, happy planning!

 

 

 

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8 Responses

  1. Holly says:

    Thank you for such a great post, Kailey Michelle! Having worked with a few so called wedding planners who were far from professional or experienced, I think that every think you’ve said is very true. The bride who plans her own wedding and then thinks that she is a wedding planner is one who can actually make things worse on a wedding day. I’ve seen it happen.

    • Kailey-Michelle says:

      Thanks for sharing your experiences, Holly! It can be a really hard lesson to learn and I’m grateful for the support of other professionals! It’s up to us, to inform brides who may not realize.

  2. Nedra says:

    Thank you for this post Kailey! There is so much truth to everything you have said! Amen & Amen :)

  3. Jenn Lush says:

    Thanks for your post Kailey! Spoken with true grace and accuracy! As one who is new to this industry, I totally appreciate the need to protect the individuals who have worked so hard to establish themselves, and help to preserve the professionalism of the event industry. Looking forward to our paths crossing in the future :)

    • Kailey-Michelle says:

      Thanks for taking the time out to visit my blog, Jenny. I admire your honesty and support. I wish you nothing but success and blessings in your endeavors; feel free to reach out if you ever need anything!

  4. Sunaina says:

    So true Kailey..

    Very true about logistics, damage control, multitasking etc which is the other side of the coin in wedding planning business and not to forget about handling bride’s and groom’s family and friends and meet there expectations as well…

    Thanks for the post, very informative.

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