Happy Thursday, everyone! I have to be honest; I am so excited about the launch of Bridal Market this year. There is something so exciting about being a planner in this industry during this time–the amazing dresses, the celebration of the industry, and of course, the many happy, hopeful and excited brides who are all joyfully looking for that “perfect” dress.
We are so lucky to work in an industry that, by definition, exists in some of the most important, memorable and loving moments of other people’s lives. How amazing is that? The hard work we put in, the long hours, the tireless research and loyalty all leads itself to a moment (hopefully) enjoyed, savored and remembered by the clients who trust us and the guests who love them.
Today, I want to send a huge thank you to all of my brides, past, present and future. I feel truly blessed to do what I do and completely grateful to work in a sphere with so many incredibly talented, gifted, resilient and hard-working planners who are dedicated to giving their all to those who hire and trust them.
As all of you move through Bridal Market Week, please take some time to really enjoy the space you are in. Allow any feelings of being “overwhelmed” transform in o “overjoyed”, and brides, remember to give yourself some time to take in all that you see and make any ultimate and final decisions. You don’t have to “know” immediately, and in the end, please, please follow your own inner voice when choosing your dress and choosing what elements to put into your wedding. Your planner is there to support you and help you make your dreams a reality.
It’s an honor of us to do so.
With a happy heart,
Kathy Romero is the Vice President and Global Wedding & Event Planner for Preston Bailey Designs. She shares her thoughts and advice on Preston’s Blog every Thursday.