Part of the reason I love my job so much is because I get to meet and work with so many different people, all-joining together to make one day perfect. During my years working with all my couples I’ve recognised that each Bride is completely distinctive and different to the next. Trends and themes can be similar, however personalities and individual styles are always unique.
For a bit of fun I thought I'd put together a 'Bride Guide' to show you how one Wedding is never the same as another! I've outlined some Bride characteristics & how the style of Planning from a Wedding Planner varies.
Can you see yourself in any of these, or maybe you’re a mixture of a few?
The Indecisive Bride
Characteristics include changing her mind right up to the last minute & constantly on social media viewing the latest trends.
Wedding Planning Approach involves multiple mood boards to distinguish the Brides OWN individual style. Giving a variety of options and being patient with the decision, whilst highlighting how the style can be portrayed through décor, entertainment and dress!
The Busy Bride
Characteristics include a very busy diary, never enough hours in the day to truly focus on the Wedding Plans & panic as the big day creeps closer.
Wedding Planning Approach includes Checklists & To Do Lists galore, quick phone calls whenever they can be squeezed in and repeated emails and follow ups to ensure nothing is missed. This Wedding WILL get planned using task sheets, apps, whatsapp & emails!
The Budget Conscious Bride
Characteristics include concern over how her dream can be a reality with tight purse strings, but optimistic and open to ideas and support from family & friends.
Wedding Planning Approach mostly includes options. Compare and thoroughly contrasting suppliers to get what she LOVES! Prioritising throughout the process so a deal is not missed, and roping the loved ones in for a spot of DIY Wedding Style!
The Sentimental Bride
Characteristics include feeling passionate about ensuring her guests have the best time at her Wedding & how she’ll stop her make-up from running down her face as she cries down the aisle!
Wedding Planning Approach is all about kindliness & sensitivity. Really understanding the importance of the day from her perspective. Ensuring the family is involved in the planning process is paramount. Personalised favours or tokens within the Wedding and special messages to loved ones is a great touch.
The Hopelessly Romantic Bride
Characteristics include a love of all things, well LOVELY! Flowers, flowers & more flowers! Transforming a venue with pretty decorations, soft pastel colours & romantic lighting is one idea.
Wedding Planning Approach involves working with tried and tested suppliers to create her vision. Ensuring the loveliness doesn’t go overboard & she doesn’t get carried away but then what’s a Wedding without copious amounts of Romance?!
The Traveller Bride
Characteristics include a passion for travel, new experiences and culture. Destination Wedding is a must followed by relaxation, adventure or just quality time together in a new setting. Celebrations and parties back at home usually follow.
Wedding Planning Approach includes gaining a deeper understanding of preferred Destination Wedding locations and comparing options and ideas. Would she prefer a beach ceremony, Ice Hotel experience or a cruise round a medieval Castle on a lake?
The Last minute Bride
Characteristics consist mostly of either a very recent or very long engagement, but lack of time, funds or drive to get organised. This Bride doesn’t like to fuss and wants a magical day ASAP! Perfect food, atmosphere & a killer dress!
Wedding Planning Approach is focussed around prioritising! Venue & dress sourcing & invites or save the dates are urgent here. Importance lies in capturing your vision & working with key trusted suppliers to pull it together in a short time frame.
I'd love to hear if you can relate to any of these Brides or are you a Bride completely different to all of these?
Are you're looking for a Wedding Planner to be there for your whole Wedding Planning journey or during the last few week? Maybe you're thinking of a Destination Wedding and looking for a Iceland Wedding Planner, a Lapland Wedding or romantic Wedding in Slovenia?