Tips for a Wedding Planner to Give to Anxious Clients
Are you a wedding planner? If you are, you likely deal with nervous brides on a daily basis. And if you’re looking for advice that will help them to settle their jittery nerves, below is a brief primer you can use.
Pick the Perfect Dress
The bride will be the star of the show, and she wants to choose the perfect dress. However, this can be a tough decision. According to Fox Business, the average wedding dress can run as high as $1,100. However, just because weddings are expensive doesn’t mean the bride’s dress has to be. Your client might be surprised to learn that there are affordable wedding dresses that look like a million bucks.
For example, you can steer your clients who are looking for a custom bridal gown toward online retailer Azazie. They will ship bride’s perfectly tailored custom gown directly to her. What’s more, she will never have to set foot in a bridal boutique, because they will let her try on dresses in the comfort of her own home.
Best of all, their prices are lower than those of traditional brick-and-mortar retailers. The bride will look fabulous for less!
Make Healthy Choices
We’re all human, and making healthy choices isn’t always easy. Maybe the bride packed on a few pounds over the holidays. Or it could be that she’s been stress-eating comfort food for months because all this wedding planning is making her head spin. However, it’s important to refocus now so she can look and feel her best on her big day.
Remind her that she won’t need a total body transformation in order to rock that wedding dress and look drop-dead gorgeous in her wedding photos. As a matter of fact, encourage her to think less about losing weight or toning up and focus instead on making positive, healthy choices.
Everyone, including the bride, needs to drink more water, eat their veggies, and get plenty of sleep. Anyone trying to lose weight should remember that healthy weight loss is no more than 1-2 pounds per week, according to the CDC.
Further, reassure your clients that they don’t have to squeeze an intense daily workout into their already overbooked schedules. Encourage them just to focus on getting 30 minutes of movement each day.
Get clients to focus on getting back to the basics for glowing skin, healthy hair, and a confident smile on their wedding day.
Ease Back on the Responsibilities a Bit
Planning a wedding and hosting an event of that size and scale can be a pretty big undertaking. It’s a stressful experience for many brides, especially when they’re trying to balance wedding planning with work and home life, too. According to a study by researchers at Harvard Medical School, stress can cause not only significant weight gain, but also irritability and a whole host of other mental and physical health concerns.
Support brides in easing back on their responsibilities as much as possible. Remind them that they can delegate items on their to-do lists to the bridal party or friends and family.
One of the best things a bride can to is to take a couple of days off work just before the wedding. This will give her some time to wrap up loose ends and mentally prepare for her big day.
Don’t Forget About the Little Things
Brides spend a lot of time tediously attending to the all fine details of their weddings. There can be so much to remember.
Whether it’s the custom feather flags she ordered to guide traffic across the back roads to her rustic wedding spot or that special “something borrowed” she wants to wear to remember her grandmother, help her to have all the little things organized before the big day to avoid stressful last-minute surprises. This will make you the wedding planner she will recommend to all of her friends.
Oh, and One More Thing…
One of the things that many couples forget to bring along to the ceremony is the marriage license. So remind your clients to tuck it in with their dress or something else they know they won’t forget.
You want every bride on your client list to be confident and smiling in her wedding pictures. That will be great for her—and also great publicity for you, her wedding planner.