A Wedding Planner’s Tale of 2023

‘Not’ Another Clique Story of Endings and Beginnings: A Wedding Planner’s Tale of 2023

In the city where the long lasting Summer and patiently awaited bestie Winter are only true units of time measurement, we make our story.

As the final days set on the season of 2023, we find ourselves reflecting on the endings and beginnings that have graced our summer (insert; emoji with a single tear in it’s eye).

In the world of wedding planning, each year is a unique story waiting to be told.

These tales are not just about the grand finales and new beginnings of countless couples but also about the unsung heroes who work tirelessly behind the scenes, weaving dreams into reality.

If we were to write a novel, it would be titled “The Tales of a Wedding Planner,” or more accurately known as „Oh I love it and I hate it at the same time“…

It would be a testament to the dedication, the strength, and the love that goes into making each wedding day truly special.

Endings, in the world of weddings, are bittersweet. They mark the culmination of months, sometimes even years, of planning, creativity, and anticipation. The meticulously chosen colors, the carefully curated playlists, and the painstakingly crafted flower arrangements are all a part of the narrative, add to that that Dubrovnik is truly a magical place to get slim during a summer season.

I believe I counted maybe 18965378 steps… this time.

The brides and grooms, each with their unique love story, bring their dreams to us, entrusting us with the task of turning those dreams into a magical reality. And when the final dance is danced, the last slice of cake is eaten, and the guests have gone home, we are left with the beautiful memories of an ending that is also a new beginning for the couple.


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foto: Saša Tomić

It is needless to say, wedding planners work tirelessly to ensure that the big day goes off without a hitch, but it’s the behind-the-scenes moments that truly define our journey.

(insert; lengthy direct address – and that are truly the best laughs sometimes.. let’s remember a certain dress malfunction that included: one ‘churhcy’ church, one planner baffled and two laughing their sweet faces off for the rest of the day!).

The stress, the late nights, the countless phone calls, and the endless to-do lists may not be visible, but they are the threads that weave the fabric of a successful wedding. The sacrifices, the unending hours of work, and the unwavering commitment are what set wedding planners apart.

It takes a special kind of person to embrace this role, one that goes beyond mere profession and becomes a passion.

This is our time to say thank you.

Not to you, dear reader; not this time, but to all those who make this sacrifice. We owe our gratitude to our incredible team, who is not just a work family, but true family in every sense of the word. We spend more time with them than with our biological families during the season, and they are the ones who stand by our side through thick and thin. Their unwavering support, their infectious enthusiasm, and the smiles they bring to the job are what keep us going. It’s a smile that says, “I love that I am here with you,” and that kind of energy is truly contagious.

This energy is what inspires us to keep doing what we do, year after year. It creates a circle of people who love what they are doing, and that love, that passion, is what makes your wedding day so incredibly special. It’s not just a job; it’s a calling, a vocation, and a labor of love.

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foto: Saša Tomić

So, we bid ‘adio’ (famous last words spoken in Dubrovnik..) to the season of 2023.

Thank you.

Season 2023, you will be loved, cherised, cried over, gossiped over (insert; wine bottle) but ultimately; closed.

As always dear reader, this is not a goodbye, endings are necessary for new beginnings. This is…let me rest for a minute. All jokes aside, let me say there are never enought good quotes spoken so..

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis

Hope you remember this one.

This is a nod to the hidden stories, the unseen sacrifices, and the relentless dedication that make every wedding planner’s tale a story worth telling.

Yours truly, DE.