Friday, October 24, 2008

Bliss in action

There’s a question we get asked -usually by a guest or two - at almost every wedding we coordinate. It goes a little something like this:

“Are you the wedding planners?”
“Yes.”
“Oh, so you’re like J-Lo?”
“Well, not exactly.” :-)

Being a wedding planner is a lot of fun, but it’s not always the glamorous career that it’s portrayed to be in the movie. A lot of people get the wrong idea about the wedding planning profession, thinking that it’s not a real job or that it’s nothing more than picking out flowers and dresses. Those are certainly some of the more glamorous aspects, but there’s a lot more to it, especially on the day of. At almost any given wedding, here are some of the tasks you might find us doing . . .

. . . pinning on the groom’s boutonniere:

(photo credit: Russell J. Corriveau)

. . . pinning on the groomsmen’s boutonnieres:

(photo credit: Russell J. Corriveau)

. . . pinning on the father of the bride’s boutonniere (are you starting to see a trend?):

(photo credit: Dreamscape Studio)

. . . helping the bride maneuver up the church steps (no easy task in a billowy wedding gown!):

(photo credit: David Photography)

. . . opening the church doors for the bride’s grand entrance down the aisle:

(photo credit: Dreamscape Studio)

. . . filling in for the bridal party during formal photos (just kidding!):

(photo credit: Ken Lax)

After all is said and done, however, the best part of the day is seeing the smiles on the couple’s faces as they embark on a brand new phase of their lives.


(photo credit: Robert Norman)

And that’s what it’s all about.

4 comments:

raw photo design said...

Those are quite the posh fanny packs!

Jessica said...

Um, the proper (and more hip) term is "waist pack," thank you very much. ;-)

Anonymous said...

“Oh, so you’re like J-Lo?”

why Why WHY do people say this? have they never seen this movie? the wedding planner makes off with the groom.

Jessica said...

Yet another important distinction between the movie and reality!