Passing the wedding baton to my all-star team
As of the moment I’m writing this, my wedding is six days, six hours and 42 minutes away. Staying focused on work while at work has been a chore. But that’s to be expected when you’re fast approaching a momentous life event. While I would love to share tips on staying calm and getting plenty of rest before a big event, as a natural worry wort, that’s not one of my fortes.
Or at least not when it comes to my own wedding. This is the most personal, large-scale event I’ve produced and one that has me hyper-focused on who we are as a couple. Weddings are like launch parties for a new company — this is who we are, our mission, our style, the things we like to eat and drink, and the people with whom we surround ourselves. Oh, and let’s not forget the music and dancing!
Usually, I run the show from behind the scenes, making sure everyone knows where they need to be and when, putting out small fires, and checking in with attendees about their experiences. But I won’t be able to do any of that during my wedding — a fact that has been (is?!) difficult to accept. Will I be able to fully enjoy the wedding and let others handle whatever situations arise? Will I allow (force?!) myself to be a guest at my own wedding?
My event-planner ego might struggle to comply but my heart knows that I’ve assembled an outstanding team of talented professionals and problem solvers who are quick on their feet. The logistics of the wedding are in good hands and worrying about the “what ifs” will only result in unnecessary stress and lost sleep. Ain’t nobody got time for that!
For the next six days, five hours and 45 minutes, my only task is to stop, smell the garden roses, and allow myself to enjoy every ounce of the love and support that surrounds me. This is when I pass the wedding logistics baton and trust that all will be is all that is meant to be.
Here’s a look back at my wedding planning process:
- When event planners get married, who plans the wedding?
- Event planning: It’s all in the lessons learned
Would love to hear about your experience produce a more personal event and how you navigated the challenges leading up-to it.