The wedding day is finally here and this is where all the hard work and planning comes to life! This is the time where all the vendors come together and work with each other to give the bride and groom the day they deserve. At this point the bride is putting you fully in charge to make sure that this day goes as planned. The bride has enough to worry about, as far as looking perfect, it is now your job as the wedding planner to make sure that no detail goes unmissed and everyone is staying on the scheduled time table that you created beforehand.
Making sure that this day you planned so much for goes smoothly is key to doing the job of a wedding planner successfully. You have to be able to deal with setbacks, people not following the time schedule, and any other little mishaps that can happen on the day of the wedding. A wedding planner needs great communication skills to make sure that everything and everyone gets into their right place, but along with that, they need great problem solving skills. If you, as the wedding planner, cannot solve problems as they arise you will fail in your industry. No amount of planning or organizing can ensure total success of the event. You have no control over external factors or other issues that happen during the event and you need to make sure that you have the proper backup plans in order and be able to think quickly on your feet. I have been to numerous weddings where the people did not have a backup plan for things such as weather going wrong for an outside ceremony. We had to sit outside through the freezing cold and rain drops because there was no other place to move the ceremony. You cannot depend on Mother Nature to cooperate just because it is a wedding.
Keeping up with all the plans and people that day can be a lot, especially if it is a wedding of great magnitude. Make sure that you have your book or IPad, however you keep your information organized, with you at all times. To ensure that every detail is taken care of, go over your list and notes multiple times before the actual event and leave enough time in between the final product and the display of the event to fix anything that has been missed in the setting up process. Let everyone know of the timing for how the day is going to go and communicate with the vendors, bridal party, and parents what is happening when and where each group of people needs to be. If everyone knows their role and how they are contributing to the success of the event, it will be less that you have to worry about because you will know that everyone is on the same page.
By staying on your toes and knowing the event and how it is supposed to go, you will make this day beautiful. Even if dilemmas or conflicts occur you will be able to handle them in a manner that still makes the event successful. Remember to let the bride and groom enjoy their day and you do your job to the best way you know how!