July 19, 2008

Tips for Professional Brides-to-Be

Pink Magazine is a career and lifestyle guide for confident, driven women. The July/August 2008 issue features an article titled Bridal Boardroom which asks the question, "How can a woman engaged in a 60-hour workweek pull off the event of her lifetime?"

"Given the difficulty of planning a wedding and working around the clock, often the bride-to-be's first executive decision is outsourcing most of the work."

Here are a few tips for busy career women:
  • When choosing a wedding planner, look for someone who can help with more than just coordinating the wedding day. From hotel bookings to vendor screenings, a wedding planner can save you a lot of valuable time.
  • Expect to make decisions. Your wedding planner will narrow down the options but you should have the final say on everything.
  • Schedule regular progress-update calls with your wedding planner.
  • Communicate with your wedding planner via email.
  • Make sure your personality meshes with the wedding planner's and that your vision for the day is on the same page.
  • Trust your wedding planner's judgment. You hired them to represent you and your style.
  • Tell your wedding planner what parts of the planning you would like to handle yourself (if any) and which ones you do not.
Check out the article for more insight on this topic and expert advice from celebrity wedding planner Sasha Souza, wedding photojournalist Denis Reggie, and wedding gown designer Anne Barge Clegg.