- Director and Assistant Director (wedding planner, banquet manager, officiant)
- Technical Crew (photographer, videographer)
- Production Support (accommodations, food)
- Location Selection (venue, church)
- Soundtrack (music selection, DJ, band)
- Hair and Makeup Team
- Special Effects (lighting, decor, details)
- Props (flowers, cake, centerpieces)
- Costuming (dresses, shoes, tuxedos)
Screenplay: At the first mention of the word, you'll find out soon enough that everyone has an opinion on to the who, what, where, why and how of wedding planning. You'll get advice (I use the term loosely) from people at work, the gym, the salon, you name it, and you'll get it. There are only a few people who should get to have any say in your wedding plans, you and your significant other. And of course if someone is assisting with the finances, then perhaps they should also be considered as having a voice in the matter.
Scene selection: There's nothing more nerve-wracking then trying on dress after dress at the bridal gown store and getting thumbs up and thumbs down from ten different people. It's okay to limit it to just one special person that gets priority billing and can tag along. Leave the entourage at home and promise them a bridal party luncheon or other special event instead. Maybe plan a dress unveiling party!
Off Screen: Try to find a few moments alone with your groom. Take time to share this very special day with just the two of you. Your wedding day is going to be a crazy blur of events with family and friends pulling you in all directions to offer congratulations and well-wishes. This is your day, your wedding day. Savor it!
Red carpet: Do everything you can to hire the most professional, quality vendors you can afford. Don't take out a loan, promise your first born or anything remotely illegal, but definitely design a realistic budget and focus on the important needs versus the wants. Create a spreadsheet listing what you want, what you need, what you can't possibly live without. Start filling in costs and totaling it until you have reached your max. Take notes as you interview vendors and narrow down accordingly.