Did you know that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2014 2,140,272 marriages occurred in the United States? Break that down-and that’s 5,863 per day! To break it down even more, in 2014 Stanislaus County issued 2,590 marriage licenses! That’s over 7 a day!
With all the weddings happening in Stanislaus County you would think we would have it down. It would be natural to assume that everyone planning a wedding would be stress free thanks to all the advice of the other 2,590 couple who got married. But let’s be real, that’s not the case AT ALL. The Knot did a study in 2010 (they surveyed 19,000 brides that got married in 2010) and it found that “nearly 50% of brides found that planning their wedding was more stressful than expected” and “in the last three months leading up to their wedding, brides spend an average of 11 hours a week planning.”
These are BIG numbers. Think about it, in one 24 hour period, say you work 9 hours (one hour lunch break), commuting time there and back is 2 hours, you sleep for 8 hours (you wish right?), that leaves you 5 hours for everything else: getting ready for work, chores, maybe a social hour here and there, or spending time with your fiancé or kids. And now you have to squeeze in 1.5 hours a day for wedding planning?! How is there time? Which then is where that stress level comes in at. Planning a birthday party is stressful, let alone a wedding where you are trying to make your fairy tale, childhood dreams come true.
In the same 2010 study done by The Knot, “nearly 1 In 3 hire or use an event/wedding planner, with more than half of those brides hiring them for day-of coordination (52%).” So out of that 19,000 surveyed only 6,300 of brides got it right.
Which brings us to the whole point of this-why hire an event/wedding planner? I mean out of 19,000 brides 12,700 didn’t use one so why should you, right? Let’s go back to the stress survey-50% of those 19,000 brides that it was more stressful than they anticipated! You have enough stress to worry about on a regular day-to-day basis to add wedding planning stress into your life. You want to talk about a stressful situation-try having 2 days to lose the last 5 lbs. before your wedding so that you fit into your wedding dress because you bought the smaller size thinking it would be no problem!
Tailor Made is here to help you be stress free. Imagine waking up on your wedding day morning drinking a mimosa, getting a massage, turning OFF your phone, getting your hair and makeup done, casually taking your time without a single concern. Let me tell you from personal experience I WISH I had it that easy on my wedding day. On my wedding day we (my bridesmaids, groomsmen, family, my fiancé, and myself) woke up at 6:00 am to set up our wedding. We had it on the beach and it was dark and windy at 6:00 am. Let the stressful day began! Then, because our wedding was in the early afternoon I had to stagger the times my bridesmaids got their hair and makeup and by the time the last one went, only the groomsmen were left to finish setting up/decorating. Just in case you were skimming over this, let me repeat myself…the groomsmen finished setting up/decorating. That’s a whole other level of stress were talking about now! My poor mother-in-law was rushing around finishing getting the wedding set up and barely had time to get ready herself, I didn’t even shave my legs that day, and I’m pretty sure a few things were missing. My wedding day was one of the best days of my life and it was everything I ever wanted but I wish I would have had a service like Tailor Made available on my wedding day.
So let us do the stressing for you. Let us create your dreams. There is nothing to small or big for us. Each one of us brings our own strengths to Tailor Made ultimately creating a dynamic team. Tailor Made is here to help you on any scale you need to make your day less stressful. We’ve got you covered from the beginning-from décor (we haven’t found a Pinterest idea that we can’t recreate yet!), invitations, venue set up (we can even help you find a venue), RSVP management etc., thru the day of coordination, to the very end and very dreaded by everyone-clean up. Let us do it for you. Trust me you won’t regret it! And if that’s not enough to convince you then think about this-stress gives you wrinkles and grey hair. NOBODY WANTS THAT.