By Tenesha D. Batiste
It’s your big day, and you want everything to go to plan — just as you’ve always dreamed. Your wedding absolutely can fulfill all your wishes without stressing you out. If you follow these tips, I can guarantee a relaxing, memorable and well-executed wedding day.
1. HIRE AN EXPERIENCED WEDDING PLANNER.
Your investment in an experienced wedding planner is priceless and necessary. It’s the wedding planner’s role to make your vision and dream a reality. He or she has the experience, vendors and, most importantly, the lingo to execute and provide a stress-free experience.
2. YOUR BUDGET IS NOT THE ENEMY; IT IS YOUR FRIEND.
Your wedding can be everything you want with a realistic budget. For example, if you want to spend more than most on alcohol, you can — just budget accordingly. I always ask my clients to share their non-negotiable products or services. This helps me make the best use of their funds.
3. DON’T STRESS YOUR FAMILY OUT.
Stop assigning close family members big jobs on your wedding day; give them the opportunity to enjoy the celebration, too. Your planner can help identity alternatives to family members being responsible for wedding day services.
Tenesha D. Batiste is owner of Tenesha & Company LLC, a full-service event-planning firm on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Reach her at email@example.com, and learn more at www.teneshaandcompany.net.