Many of my wedding couples use wedding planners to help them source the best wedding professionals and to keep track of the myriad of details. But certainly some do not. Jillian of Notebook weddings has come up with a great concept to support couples who want to do it themselves. I asked her to tell us about her Notebook concept and about what motivated her to start Notebook Weddings. Here we go:
With a background in fitness and dance, I’m often asked how I came about helping people to plan their own weddings, and it’s a good question. When I got married in 2008, like many brides, I was both excited and nervous to plan such a large event and important event in my life. My stepmother gave me a wedding planning book, as did one of my friends. I figured I was set. I had over a year to pull this shindig off, and was impatient thinking that the day would never get here.
Once all the big decisions were handled, date, venue, church, I started to coast into a year of planning, thinking I had plenty of time, staying on track with my task lists set forth from my books. As long as I could tick off my monthly to-do’s I would be solid gold! And for the most part, I was. Of course as I came closer to the end of my engagement, the check lists got longer and I had to be extremely organized and on top of what had to get done before the big day.