I was hesitant about hiring a wedding planner. I knew that I did not want a full-time wedding planner, meaning someone who would manage the entire event. I also knew that I did not want to spend my wedding day taking care of details, arrangin...
g tables and decorations and assisting guests with seating, etc., etc. After some thought, I decided that a day planner would be the way to go. Contracting a day planner would allow me to enjoy my wedding rather than focus on everyone else’s concerns. I ended up hiring Lynne Glannan.
From the first time I met Lynne, I knew I was in experienced hands. Lynne and her husband (you get two-for-one) have been in the wedding business for a zillion years. Within a half-hour, Lynne had drafted a wedding day itinerary – I didn’t really know where to start with that task, suggested a florist, provided a source for linens and assured me that my wedding day would now be mine to enjoy.
Over the next few months, Lynne and I exchanged many e-mails and phone calls. She was always very responsive and even keeled.
Now, here’s the real reason to hire Lynne. On the morning of my wedding day, I was notified that our contracted venue had lost power and that our ceremony and reception had been moved. No bride, or groom, wants to start her day with that message. My first call was to Lynne. After telling her a story “that she had probably not ‘heard before,’” Lynne took over. As I was getting my hair and makeup done, Lynne somehow set up the entire reception room without the need to ask me a single question. When I came down from the bridal suite, I was floored. Everything was in its place and the room looked beautiful. Mind you, this was after the venue had been changed with less than four hours’ notice.
Lynne also helped to organize the wedding party procession which allowed me to actually watch the the bridesmaids and groomsman walk down the aisle.
At the end of the ceremony, my husband and I were exhausted. Lynne and her husband packed up all of our supplies and helped load our cars.
Kudos to Lynne and hubby for a job well done!