To make a wedding work, really work, which means flowing smoothly from moment to moment you have to make sure the under structure or the bones of the wedding are in place. I tell my brides this is like building a car, you can have a wonderful paint job, the best leather interior, and the most expensive tires, but if you don’t have a motor it’s not going anywhere and no one is impressed. (I like to think the mechanic who installs that engine would be the wedding planner.) No matter how beautiful the dress is or how fabulous the food tastes, your guests will not remember it as a great wedding if its running two hours behind because you didn’t have a timeline in place.
So what are the “bones” of the wedding? It’s the non pretty stuff, non fun stuff. It’s the budget you set up in the very beginning and you follow closely throughout the process. Nothing is worse than an out of control budget on everyone involved stress levels. It’s deciding on a headcount and sticking to it, no matter how hard it is. It’s having a timeline in place. Timelines are a big priority, pretty much the whole skeletal system of your wedding. Without a working timeline in place, its a pretty good chance your wedding is going to collapse onto it’s pretty self. This timeline needs to work for all the vendors involved in your wedding, for your wedding party, your guests and you and the groom. Your planner will handle this if you have hired one. If not, you need to do some research and then set up your own. Its terribly important that you take the time to make sure your wedding has good bones supporting it and holding it together.
If you want to know more about these “bones” and every other part of a wedding come to the How To I Do bridal event this Saturday February 20th from 10 to 12 at the Mauldin Branch Library and hear the experts speak. To learn more go to http://www.greenvillelibrary.org/