Candice’s Bridal Diary: Wedding Manager

posted on 8 March 2013 by The Tie The Knot Team
posted to Bride To Be, Candice

Decorated Table

With our wedding officially next month (yay!), I’ve started thinking about some of the practicalities of the day. I’m making and baking all the after-ceremony treats myself, and plan to do all the flowers (except my bouquet) too. You could say I’m a little OCD, but I’m ok with that. I love making things beautiful, the planning and execution – the Pinterest pinning, magazine scouring and hunting for ideas – and seeing them become a reality. Sadly, as much as I’d love to, I’ve realised our wedding is perhaps the one time I won’t be able to decorate the tables, layout the treats and do the table settings myself, and the idea of handing it over to someone else is a little daunting.

As the ladies I trust the most are in the bridal party, it’s now sent me searching for someone to help on the day. Not a wedding planner – as all the planning and arranging would have been done beforehand – but just someone to do all the practical tasks and “logistics” on the day : set and decorate the table, arrange the treats on tables. I’m meeting with a wedding co-ordinator next week, who said it’s completely feasible for her to do it – but I’m already worried at how much someone may charge for a few hours of organisational skills and eye for detail.

Should the meeting end in a bill that totals thousands, I do have a friend in mind that I may approach (beg or plead) to be the Wedding Manager on the day – but it’s quite a tricky task. Effectively trusting someone with the image of your wedding, all the details you’ve spent hours and days imagining and planning – and knowing you’ll only see it with your guests.

I’m realising that my normally -very-useful organisational and control skills are a little inconvenient when you’re meant to be the guest of honour  : and not the host.

Read more from Candice as she plans her wedding in our Bride to Be section.

Photograph courtesy of Candice Le Noury ©

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