The last 8 months have been a roller coaster of emotions. They have been one of the most challenging, demanding yet incredibly rewarding months of my life. I've had to evaluate my life, my goals, my future and the future of se.lah.ve (which is partially the reason for the break in blogging).
After experiencing weddings from the vendor's perspective, I've been completely and utterly exposed to the backstage of the planning process. There have been things I've seen that I've liked and things I've seen that I didn't like; things that have turned me on and off to the industry as a whole. I think the one thing I've observed that sets apart the good vendors from the bad is where they put their focus. I've met vendors where their main priority is helping the bride and groom make their wedding day one of the most memorable days of their life and then I've met vendors that only care about getting exposure and being linked to the latest blog and the hottest photographer. And I'll be the first to admit, it's all very tempting and easy to get sucked into (which again, is another reason for the break in blogging) but I've realized that that's the part that makes it so not enjoyable and so unrewarding.
I guess what I'm trying to say is, it's been a long road discovering my identity as a "wedding planner" and figuring out what direction I want to take this and although I don't have all of my questions answered, I've decided to take it one day at a time...because hey, "c'est la vie" right? It's not just in the name...
If you'd like more information regarding this wedding please feel free to email me and I'd be more than happy to provide you with whatever you need!