Hire them for all of it, just do it!!
I'm not a type A human, but I believed this would be different. I would prove my past self wrong; conquer a life of being late and forgetfulness, and I would have all the flying balls fall just into place. I wasn’t a crazed Pinterest demon. I actually went into our wedding with an outline, plans, I was calm and proactively working with my family and husband to make sure they knew what we were getting into. However, in this act of conquering my type-A deficiency, I was forgetting that I was surrounded by it. I was blissfully setting up a total DIY wedding in a world of procrastinators. To further illustrate my delusion, when Jenny was originally recommended by our photographers I was hesitant. I had it all in a word doc! Did we need it? Everything was feeling expensive and anything more was feeling unbearable. Thankfully, Realistic Shoulder Angel knew it couldn't hurt to have an introductory phone call. Not only was Jenny familiar with the location where we were planning to have it, and wasn't scared off by the separate ceremony and reception locations, she was enthusiastic about my ideas, had immediate suggestions, and ever so professionally and warmly opened my eyes to things I hadn't even considered. Things I would need to in order to pull off that "easy, casual, comfortable" grand plan I had. She fully embraced all of it, and in the end, I don't know what it would have looked like without her and Sarah's guidance, persistence, and assistance. So many of my tiny detailed and big hoped dreams came together and it all felt like a miracle, honestly. The critical weekend before the wedding, when I felt extremely tense, but knew what had to be done and had the time to do it, my husband herniated a disc in his back. Couldn’t sit up, couldn’t walk. Instead of writing chalkboard signs and organizing the Amazon warehouse that arrived, I was waiting in the ER and sending SOS e-mails to Jenny, friends, family. Life. It always, always gets you. It reset some perspective on what was important, but I was still attached to the vision. In the end, an incredible amount worked out thanks to Jenny and Sarah triaging and pulling together too many loose ends than I want to admit. Honestly some of those I didn’t even see until photos, but guests did, and that’s what mattered, and it makes my heart melt. Their dedication to keeping things smooth, “I’ve got it!!”, supporting us. . . I’ve said many words here, but there are no words. We are eternally grateful. My only regret is that I couldn’t slow down time to absorb it, it was the most nerve-inducing day of my life yet, but also transitioned into the most beautiful experience that you just can’t predict until it all hits you. You want Jenny’s team there by your side to handle the things you don’t know you need until you need them, to be the calm during the craziest day, to celebrate you on the most important day. It doesn’t feel possible to adequately thank them, so I’m happy I can do so in part here. They are stellar, top-notch, and I’m positive after what they did for us, they will help make your dreams come true, too. Hire them for all of it, just do it!!