I'm gonna tell you what life is like to be a wedding planner, but I'm gonna do it using GIFs only.
Welcome to the highs, the lows, our pet peeves, the good, the bad, the ugly and everything in between in the life of a professional wedding planner. Wedding planners don't always have the sunshine and rainbows job that J Lo gave everyone the impression we did. Sometimes things are downright batshit crazy, other times we're on top of the world. But I'll let the GIFs show you what I'm talking about. Enjoy!
When your dream couple books you for full planning, design AND styling.
When your clients have realistic budget expectations.
When the couple gives you creative freedom to work your magic.
When a couple tries to pay me in "exposure".
When a couple picks the worst possible color palette and you have to somehow make it work.
When the wedding is outdoors in the summer in the deep South.
When they hire a club DJ and he acts like he's spinning at Burning Man.
When a bride sends you her Pinterest board and its full of your designs.
When everyone wants to give their input at the rehearsal.
When a couple ignores your expert advice and does the dumb shit you told them not to do.
Your face when the dumb shit they done did blows up, like you said it would, and somehow you're expected to magically fix it.
When you've assembled a #DreamTeam of vendors and you know this wedding is about to slay. Hope you're watching, Martha.
When the preacher just won't stop talking, and talking, and talking, and talking.
When the dance floor is #DEAD asf but a couple drunk bridesmaids stay live all night long.
When the bride says she's got 15+ bridesmaids.
When you turn into Wonder Woman in an emergency and pull off straight up magic. #JustCallMeMarthaMacGyver
What the couple thinks their choreographed dance with the wedding party is gonna look like:
What their dance actually looks like...every. single. time:
My greatest fear every single time they start doing the Hora.
When a new inquiry tries to hide her inner-psycho but you see right through her at the consultation and you're not about that life.
When a really promising couple tells you they hired a friend as the planner because you're just too expensive.
When the florist suggests Mason Jars, shepherd's hooks or burlap.
When the couple tries to cram 6 cake tastings in on one day.
When they booked that one caterer and you know the vendor meal is about to be worse than an episode of Kitchen Nightmares. #youknowwhoyouare
When an inquiry comes in for a BOMB destination wedding but you're already booked that weekend.
When you finally see the reception space fully set up and realize everything is absolutely perfect.
When the bride send you Pinterest pics from a six-figure wedding and wants you to recreate it on a four-figure budget.
What it's like to try to eat dinner during a wedding reception.
When the kitchen throws your full plate of dinner out when you run out to check on the reception...and there's no more food left.
When a couple tells you half their "vendors" are actually random friends/family members with no experience.
When there's no such thing as a "sick day" because, its Wedding Season.
When the couple picks super inappropriate parent/child dance songs.
When the bride asks you to help her do something unmentionable in the bathroom because her gown is too big and she can't reach.
When the bride pulls up the day before the wedding with a U-Haul filled with half-done DIY shit she never told you about, but you now NEED to finish.
When someone asks how the wedding went last night.
When the DJ plays Shout for you during breakdown and the #ScarletSquad already know what it is. (shout out to David, Nick, Joel & Mike, y'all the real MVPs)
How we feel the day after a wedding. #WeddingHangover
When you see your favorite couple for the first time after the wedding is over.
But let's keep it real, all we wedding planners ever really want is to be like Martha.