A while back I attended a wedding which should have really been great but ended up missing being a total disaster only by a hair's breadth. Family and friends are great and often very well meaning but without someone at the helm of things at a wedding, someone who knows the inner workings of weddings, who knows how to predict and preempt wedding disasters, there's no limit to what can go wrong.
At the wedding almost everything that could go wrong did! Food got to some people but seemed to avoid a large section of others. Some people had small chops while some others only heard that there might have been small chops. The guests were confused about where to sit, some seated themselves and then got bouncedfrom their seats because "it's for the bride's friends", "it's for the groom's colleagues". As though that embarassment wasn't bad enough the venue was decorated somewhat like a sweet sixteen birthday party, causing me mild headache. The venue came with its own drapery which was in total disaccord with the colours used for the wedding, as though the decor team hadn't carried out a recce before hand and just showed up that morning with whatever they had in tow.
All around guests seemed stressed, the bride looked stressed, her well meaning family and friends gave up and everyone just assumed the "ehn, at least they have done wedding" stance. Of a fact, yes they had. But is that really what anyone wants for their wedding day? Before I left, I had to approach the bride's sister and asked who the wedding planner was.
"What wedding planner? In this recession?"
"So how was it planned?" I asked.
"We did it ourselves. It's not like we didn't want to use a wedding planner, it's just that we had to be economical".
I told her I understood. I told her they should have called me. It was at that moment that I realized that if they had called me, I would have gladly planned and coordinated that wedding for free! I told her this and she nearly cried. She said she thought about it didn't want to take advantage of our relationship, understanding how much investments I've put into my business and understanding that as a young independent woman I need to get paid.
Of course, I need to get paid but I really love to plan events and the high I get from watching everything all come together seemlessly on the D-day and our brides' relief and gratitude, no one can really put a price tag on that.
It was then that I decided that I'd like to handle some (budget) weddings, and I would do this for free, only charging for my logistics (transportation etc), otherwise I'd be at a huge loss and we can't have that. LOL.
So who is getting married soon, or knows someone who is?
Would you want your wedding planned by a very hands on and dedicated team of workers who's committed to having your mind blown on your wedding day? If you'd like your name on a slot then send an email to email@example.com with the title Please Plan My Wedding.
I will take on only 4 couples and I reserve the right to work with only those I chose to work with.
To be qualified for this
-Your wedding ought to be between the months of October 2017 to January 2018.
-Your wedding should be in Lagos state.