Amy Child Marella

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What's the key to making your wedding planning more enjoyable and less stressful for everyone involved?

Wedding Planning Tips: How to Make Planning More Enjoyable for Everyone

When a man and woman decide to spend the rest of their lives together, it is a magical moment. For many, that moment is followed by months and months of extensive planning. All that planning can be a long and stressful process but it does not have to be. As a wedding floral designer, I have met with hundreds of brides and have dealt with every kind of expectation, insecurity, opinion, space limitation, budget restraint, and family member.

My best advice is to have fun. Some of my favorite brides had a great time planning their wedding. They remembered why they were working so hard and they had a great time doing it. Some brides were so much fun to work with we became close friends over the course of the planning. Also, be open to new ideas and trust your vendors. We are here to elaborate on your ideas and offer creative ideas based on our expertise. Please take advantage of our years of experience – after all, that is why you are paying us.

Here are some tips that will help make the planning process more enjoyable for you and everyone involved in the planning process:

1. Keep Things in Perspective
It’s your wedding day – not a major film production.

2. Remain Calm
Budgets may need adjusting, some flowers may not be in as expected, the exact linen color you wanted does not exist in your price range, or mother nature may not cooperate with the weather. Trust the professionals you hired to create a magical day - they will make adjustments as problems arise. They want your wedding to be as beautiful as you do – that is probably why you hired them.

3. Know What You Want
Make decisions and stick to them. Making major changes at the last moment may increase costs and could cause undo stress.

4. Remember It’s One Night
It will be a beautiful and memorable event, but don’t let it rule your life.

5. Smile
You are in love and have found the man of your dreams! It’s your wedding day - now let your team of experts do their jobs.

Hopefully, these tips will prepare you to take on the next steps in planning. It is important to hire experienced, reputable vendors who will listen to your ideas and expand on them. Delegate where possible and concentrate on the areas most important to you – such as gown, décor, seating arrangements, and honeymoon plans. Hire a great team, make timely decisions, make necessary adjustments, smile, and have a great time!

Amy Child Marella is owner of Hidden Garden Floral Studio, Inc. in her native Los Angeles, California. The Hidden Garden Floral Studio caters to a who's who in Hollywood and has been featured in top bridal magazines, local news, and MTV's 'Till Death Do Us Part with Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro. Thanks to a love of flowers, a desire to learn, and an entrepreneurial spirit, Amy Child Marella is considered a premiere floral designer in one of the most competitive industries. For more:

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