Managing stress throughout the planning process, and how we can help YOU!!!

I often receive frantic emails or calls from brides that have tried to plan their weddings all on their own, and they simply get stuck, and do not know how to go forward anymore. With that said, I think it’s appropriate to let you know how we can help plan, design, coordinate and execute your wedding - per your standards, while taking the most stress away from you and your family as much as possible. Our goal will always be to help you, your fiancee and family to feel like guests at your wedding, and not like they have the pressure or need to manage all of the vendors, make sure everything is set up appropriately or maintain the timeline for the big day. We would want to help you with all of those issues, and make sure you are being taken care of and taking in each special moment throughout the day without any hesitation, worry or pause. We want you to think of your day with vivid memories of your wedding party getting ready, and all of the little details that might not be so memorable if you had to worry about anything else.

Of course, your wedding vision is your own, and our whole goal is to make sure we nail your vision without anyone having way too much stress or worry. As I stated previously, I get many calls and emails from brides that tried it on their own, they become totally overwhelmed, don’t have the time to make things happen, and then are faced with only a couple of months left to make their dream wedding come to fruition. My advice would be to contact a planner/designer/coordinator EARLY on in the process, so we can lead you in the right directions, and we don’t have the added pressure of trying to get everything together in the last couple of months before the big day. Remember, great planners do this for a living, and we have connections and tons of ideas and great suggestions to help you and your fiancee have the wedding of your dreams. We can also often help reduce stress levels by offering special discounts that are passed down to us by other trusted vendors in the community, which helps you stay in budget!

I always bring a fully stocked “emergency kit” with me on wedding days. I carry pretty much anything and everything you might think of, and probably some things you wouldn’t think of as well. I make sure to bring at least two steamers for the bridal gown, bridesmaids dresses and the guy’s suits/tuxes. I also bring a sewing kit, super glue, double sided tape, tons of band aids, Tylenol, Advil, Immodium, feminine products, deodorant, extra cosmetics, hair accessories, safety pins and really so much more. I have found my kit to be invaluable in helping out while the Wedding Party is getting ready, and have used many items in it countless times. I truly know it has helped with some significant issues that might have been a big deal, but because we are always prepared, our brides and grooms didn’t stress, and thought more about the wonderful day they are there to share, and the fun they are about to have!

We are coming up on one of the more “busy seasons,” within the wedding vendor community. I strongly suggest that if you are newly engaged, or even if you are in the middle of your planning and feel uneasy or stressed, to reach out to a qualified and ambitious wedding planner. Diamonds and Pearls Events would love to be of help to you! Let us hear from you, and happy planning!

Diamonds and Pearls Events has had the distinct honor of being nominated as one of the top five wedding planners in the Jacksonville, St. Augustine and surrounding areas by Folio Weekly Magazine. Voting closes today, 10/9/18, and we should know the results next month. Thank you for your support, Jacksonville!

Uniquely Yours,