Bring a pair of flats/running shoes. Heels in the presence of the couple, runners for setup, taking a break, etc.
Be unprofessional. You never know who is listening! You could, in a weak moment, vent about the Mother-in-Law zilla, which is overheard by the banquet’s hall staff member, who laughs about it with the head chef, who works for the catering business that was hired by Mother-in-Law zilla’s daughter and tells her, and you can kiss your reputation goodbye! Remember the rules folks: if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all!
Make friends with the other vendors. Of course you’re all very busy and you’re all there to make this day happen flawlessly, but you will get the occasional down moment together and don’t be afraid to make conversation! It doesn’t have to be about business. People like to work with people who are friendly, and this small gesture is the best form of networking.
Forget your emergency kit. Because you better believe that that will be the day the Groomsmen have linty tuxedo pants, the wind will ruin the Mother of the Bride’s hair and the Bride will need a strap sewn.
Enjoy yourself! Even when you’re lighting your 456th candle and your fingers are killing you, smile. Not only do cheerful wedding planners get more references, you are setting the tone for everyone else. Weddings are fun and it is your job to make sure everyone else thinks so too!
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Truly Yours, Kristin Sawyer