Nuptial Nest Lesson 1 – Don’t Spill!

Welcome to the Nuptial Nest, aka my blog. I’ve decided to go through all the weddings I’ve ever worked and discuss a lesson I’ve learned from each of those weddings – be it a life lesson, a lesson about how to be a better wedding planner, or a lesson to future clients. No topic is off limits – let’s get into the dirty details of weddings! *no brides were harmed in the creation of this blog*

The first wedding I worked several years ago, I was so nervous. The only thing I was concerned about was pleasing my beautiful clients and making a stellar first impression. Well, my mistake on this job happened before I even got to the bride’s room at the hotel.

I was so green and eager, I wanted to make an incredible impression on the family and everyone involved. So then, of course, I was trying to think about what would impress me if I was the bride! As a bride, any kind of little take-aways from my vendors meant the world to me. So, I decided that I would be the wedding planner that would bring not only a “Congratulations!” card, but also a bottle of bubbles! Either the bride & bridesmaids would enjoy a glass, or the couple would enjoy a bit upon their return to the hotel after the wedding was over and done with.

I bit off more than I could chew. When I loaded the hotel’s cart to bring my supplies up to the room, the champagne bottle was not placed flat on the cart, and subsequently rolled off and smashed on the tile floor, creating quite the mess. Not only did I fully embarrass myself in front of the hotel staff (whom I’d be working with all day long), my “thoughtful” gesture turned into a bubbly explosion. So sorry to my clients & family who didn’t get their champagne!

Lesson learned: don’t bring anything breakable, as spills do happen, often. Stick with plastic or plexiglass. Additionally, I took this as a sign from the Universe that maybe I shouldn’t be the planner that gets her clients buzzed before they even walk down the aisle. Thank you, Universe!

On the bright side, the wedding went off without a hitch, I had happy clients and families, and the love that day was truly abundant.

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