Asking Friends or Family To Do the Job of a Professional
Your wedding day memories should not be left to chance. There are many things that you can assign a special friend, or relative, to do to assist you with your wedding, but leave the professional jobs to a professional. I’ve heard many horror stories about brides who left their photography to someone who is not accustomed to the special lighting and needs of a wedding photo session. Some of your most memorable moments might not be documented, because Uncle Fred didn’t have enough camera batteries, or he was busy socializing.
One of our brides let a friend do the photography. The lighting was so horrible, that most of the pictures came out too dark to see what was what. The remainder was put on a CD and the mother-of-the-bride discarded it by accident. The friend had deleted the images from the camera and had not made a back up disc. Now, they don’t have any pictures at all!
Maybe Aunt Bessie makes a mean Red Velvet cake, but unless she has experience with the structure of a tiered cake, I wouldn’t suggest asking her to make your wedding cake.
Another bride of ours had a neighbor make her cake. She arrived at the reception hall as I was getting ready to leave. I witnessed her applying frosting to the cake, licking her fingers and the knife, with every stroke.
More than one bride has cried at her wedding, because she trusted a non-professional to do her flowers. Unless they are professionally trained, friends have no idea how long it takes to put an event, such as a wedding, together. Moms and brides drop their jaws when I tell them that our staff works a minimum of three full days, and sometimes an entire week, putting together the flowers and decorations for their wedding, not to mention the hours of preparation during the months prior.