Have Faith in Your Wedding Professionals
words by // Eve Green
Busy, hectic, and overwhelming times in our lives often result in a sense of needing to control. After all, control can be quite comforting in times of stress, like say . . . your wedding. One of the aspects of the wedding planning process that can make you feel most vulnerable is putting your trust in professionals who are tasked with pulling off your big day the way you envisioned it. But here’s the thing, they don’t need to be micromanaged. This is what they do. They want to please you, but the more constraints you put on their creative process, the less likely they will be able to wow you with their abilities. Hear us out as to why we advocate for being a relatively hands off couple when it comes to dealing with your wedding professionals.
Reason #1: You Hired Them
The clearest and most obvious reason you should trust your professionals is because you hired them! You saw their stunning work, you read testimonials from other couples, you did your due diligence and interviewed them so you could ensure your personalities mesh. Since you’ve checked all the boxes and have no reason to doubt their abilities, then have faith in them. Give them as much information as you can about the style of your wedding, the aesthetic you are hoping to achieve, and your expectations as a client, then let them do their thing!
Reason #2: They Are Trusting In You, Too
When planning for your wedding day, it can be easy to forget that the relationship between a couple and a wedding professional is a two-way street. Just as you are trusting them to deliver the goods or service they promised, they are also relying on you to do your part. What your part entails will vary depending on what type of professional you are working with. But needless to say, they need your cooperation as well. For instance, like ensuring you pay them on time and at the agreed upon amount.
Reason #3: They Are Experts
If you’re having trouble letting go, remind yourself that your wedding professionals are experts who have seen it all. They have the experience and expertise to make your wedding day a dream come true. Not to mention, they have been through this enough to know what potential obstacles and complications could arise. Trust in their advice, they won’t steer you wrong.
Reason #4: You’re the Guest of Honor, Not the Host
Brides reminds us that, “on your wedding day, your goal should be to behave as the guests of honor, not the host and hostess at your event. To do that successfully, you have to put your trust in your vendors to execute all the different elements of your ceremony and reception.” Your wedding day should be a day filled with love, joy, and peace. It’s hard to get that peaceful easy feeling when you’re orchestrating a major event. Sit back and let the professional do their job so you can relax and enjoy your day.
All this being said, we are in complete support of open communication. If your wedding professional goes MIA and won’t answer your calls or emails (we aren’t talking about the fact they took 2 days to email you back - they are busy) then you may have reason for concern. But as long as your professional has given you no reason not to trust them, then have faith! You’ve chosen well.