Your big day is coming up and you’re feeling all kinds of stress, right? I know because I’ve been there. Don’t worry though everything will come together according to Allah’s (swt) plan. Here’s a little tip: divide up the tasks! This will help everyone remain calm and stress-free. The best way you can do this is by assigning tasks to your family members, and any friends who have offered their help. Play on their strengths, assign tasks to people you know can handle it.
Vendor-Communicator: You need someone who knows and understands your vision. Someone who is assertive yet polite and knows how to handle any issues that come up. They will be the go-to person for every vendor, most importantly the caterer (because…food).
The Scheduler: You need someone who lives off of spreadsheets and to-do lists. They will be able to create a schedule and let everyone know where they need to be and what they should be doing.
Guest Guide: You need a social butterfly for this one. Someone to greet guests as they arrive. Where they need to be seated (whether it’s assigned or not) and where they can place their gifts. This person would also be great if you’re having a buffet at your wedding. They will be able to call the tables up one by one, or the best way you see fit. This person can also handle any announcements that need to be made. For example, prayer time and facilitating speeches.
The Photographer’s Shadow: This person will know exactly the type of photos you want to get and will make sure the photographer doesn’t forget. You need a person just for this job because those pictures are the everlasting memories of your special day.
The Bride’s Right Hand: This person will be at the bride’s side (figuratively of course). This person will be close enough that the bride will be able to ask questions, reminders, make-up check, so on and so forth. This is a must. Although, every person in the wedding party will be there for the bride no matter what. You still want to have that designated person just in case.
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