Here we are, on the eve of our biggest wedding weekend of the year. We’ve been anticipating this weekend since 2015 when we started booking like crazy for Labor Day 2016. It’s not every year that Labor Day weekend is this busy for us, but this is shaping up to be the weekend for 2016. Given that we have six weddings this weekend, we thought we’d share our tips on managing multiple weddings in one weekend. We’re talking about how not to go insane when you’ve booked your schedule completely solid!
OUR TIPS FOR MANAGING MULTIPLE WEDDINGS
Start With A Great Team
Wedding weekends like this wouldn’t be possible without an incredible team. At Moore and Co., we have a great group of ladies who are hard working, dedicated, and willing to take on a challenge. Along with our staff, we have a great team of vendors we’re working with this weekend at each wedding. From My Flower Box to Laurrapin to Party Plus, we are scheduled to work with vendors who know how to do the job right. Managing multiple weddings wouldn’t be possible without hardworking vendors.
Don’t Overload One Person
It’s all about balance. While one planner is about to execute a wedding she’s been working on for over a year, another is taking on a seriously complex day-of schedule. Not to mention, this weekend includes a few couples who had to switch their wedding venue last minute! At Moore and Co., we are taking it by stride and are there to help each other at any moment. Too many weddings in a weekend for one person means she isn’t able to focus on her couples. Our couples come first, which means we are constantly striving for the perfect work balance.
Rest (When You Can)
Just like a professional athlete or a surgeon, the schedule of a planner is often demanding and exhausting. Not to mention, 12+ hours on your feet at a wedding is downright excruciating. When we are managing multiple weddings in one weekend, we stress the importance of rest. In the moments we’re not running a couple’s big day, we’re kicking our feet up and vegging out on the couch. Weekends like these are not the weekends to install the fence in your backyard in between events.
Remember To Be Grateful
With the stress of a managing multiple weddings in one weekend, it can be easy to lose sight of why we do this job in the first place. Thankfully, a few deep breaths and a look at the bigger picture snaps us right back to reality. We do this job because we love it. We are blessed to be able to work with so many wonderful couples and vendors day in and day out. While a weekend like this may seem overwhelming, how lucky are we to get to bring these couples’ visions to life?!