First lesson of how to make a wedding planner cry - send a testimonial like this.
Not to blow my own trumpet but I did appreciate that I’d been pretty darn helpful on the rainiest wedding day of my career yet. Finding this in my Inbox yesterday surpassed even the highest expectations of feedback I could ever have had.
Thank you, Jo & Jimmy, for making me cry with happiness and laughter. It’s beyond cheesy but this is why I do this job – to know that I’ve been able to take the pressure off your shoulders and enable you to enjoy the day, not event manage it, makes me heavenly happy.
You were a delight to work with (loved the ushers at my disposal!) and I feel honoured to have been part of your day. Seriously – you rock!
So this is it – in Jo’s words:
“YOU ARE AWESOME!! If it’s not too late please can I marry you instead..doh!
So I don’t even know where to start in thanking you. Right from Leela’s wedding I knew I wanted you to be at ours, you are such a professional and yet so warm and caring and you make it seem that our wedding is just as important to you as it is to us. And then when I came to the Chapel I knew I genuinely couldn’t do it without you.
Jimmy was always reluctant to have a coordinator, he didn’t really understand, but the week of the wedding and the day before and of course on the day he came to realise that there was no way we could have done it without you, it would have been soggy, unhappy chaos and you saved us from that!!
Thank you so much for coming down the day before, it made the BIGGEST difference to my peace of mind and it was so wonderful of you to do it, and to understand my needs. Don’t forget to invoice me!
And on the day you were so stupendous it was ridiculous!! Not a single thing went to plan and yet the guests simply didn’t notice! You made so many great decisions, you sorted out so many things and you were all things awesome and organised and wonderful. I love you!! I know I am difficult to please, and that I couldn’t totally let go of the reins but imagine what I would have been like without you!! Really Anna I can’t thank you enough, I genuinely think the day would have been totally different without you!
I thanked you in my speech, but I’m not sure you were there to hear it. Here is what I said ..”A huge thank you to Anna who has been a god send and miracle worker an dhas given me the amazing gift of taking the reins and allowing me to enjoy every second of my day without trying to stage manage”.
That doesn’t seem enough now in light of the day you had.
Please keep in touch (not just about glasses and umbrellas!) I would love us to be friends in real life!!
Lots of love
Jo and Jimmy xx