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NYC Wedding Planner: Where Do We Go From Here?

It’s been a challenging year. I know, I know, that’s a real obvious statement. But I guess I’m also trying to explain why I haven’t posted in so long. Truthfully, I couldn’t think of anything to say. I’ve literally had conversations with so many of my vendor friends about how they’re doing, what we could be doing to help right now, and what we could say given the circumstances. Even with all the conversation, I can say that my heart wasn’t in it. Behind the scenes, I’ve been helping my clients reschedule their weddings and I’ve been contemplating the ways that the corona virus will change my business moving forward. However, with regards to posting to social media, I really just wasn’t’ ready yet.


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I feel for all the couples who have been thrown in to such a major change of plans for their weddings. I am right there with all my wedding vendors who are struggling and looking for direction. As a planner, I can admit that this hit me hard. How can you plan for something that has no precedent? How can I be most helpful to all those that, now more than ever, need assistance in trying to come up with a course of action? How do I do all these things when there is such confusion about the mechanics of it all (when will venues be open? What are the restrictions that they will have? Will we ever go back to normal)? With all of this on my mind along with current world circumstances, I couldn’t really decide what I needed and wanted to say.


While these and many more questions and issues still remain, I’m finally ready to just tell the truth, about how I’m really feeling and what my world has been like since the world turned upside down. On the positive side, I’m thankful for all my many blessings. I’m home. I’m safe. My friends and family are too (for the most part). On the other hand, I’m still trying to muddle my way through the many challenges now before me and attempting to plan for those that are coming soon. I’ve cried and I’ve raged at the wind. I’ve attended more zoom funerals than anyone should ever have to attend. I’ve also found a sense of peace. I’m committed to being there for my current and future couples to support them in this new world we must now all face together. I started this business because I wanted to help, and that help is even more important now.


Where will this all take us? I don’t know. No matter what happens, though, I will be proud of what I’ve been able to do and was brave enough to put in the effort to do what needed to be done. I’d love to hear about your experiences, too. Tell me, how are you coping and what have you done to adjust to this crazy new world we’re living in? Drop your comments below!

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