When I prepared to get married earlier this year, I laughed off quips from friends who said I should prepare to enter 'Bridezilla' mode. I assured them I wasn’t going to be that kind of bride. I’m more the cool, calm and collected bride.
Then sure enough, three weeks out from the big day and I turned into some sort of wedding tyrant barking orders at family and ensuring everyone in my ‘team’ kept to a military-precision schedule so everything would go off without a hitch.
Even though I didn’t grow up dreaming of my wedding day, the truth was, I did want everything to be perfect.
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Having been through the whirlwind of the final weeks before tying the knot I now know exactly why people enlist the help of a wedding planner. Things become chaotic, issues arise and you’re just trying to keep the stress acne at bay. A wedding planner is a literal angel sent from the heavens; they're everywhere you need them to be and they’re the catchfall to ensure things go to plan.