I Love the Wedding Planner
Just watched one of my favourite movies of all time, “The Wedding Planner.” It’s funny because clients always ask me is my job really like Jennifer Lopez’s (Mary) in the movie. Recently, I had an experience with a client that really made me feel like it was. Does anyone remember the scene in the movie where Mary reassures Fran that Steve is her true love and that she needs to go ahead with the wedding? I had a bar mitzvah client, who called me the night before her son’s bar mitzvah and she began to panic and starting second guessing all of the decisions that she had made and started to ask so many what if questions, what if the guests leave to early? what if my make up appointment runs to late? I sat her down and very calmly explained to her that I have done everything in my control to create a seamless and organized schedule and I reassured her that I would be there to ensure that it all unfolded according to our plan. We had worked together for so many months that I wanted her to know that no detail would be overlooked. I made her realize that when the party began it was her time to relax and enjoy the fruits of her labour and not worry about anything at all as that is what I was there for. In the end the night was a huge success, but most importantly she and her family thoroughly enjoyed every moment of this special time in their lives.