In one of my previous posts titled ‘A wedding planner ….. to be or not to be? That is the question!’ I discussed how people seemed to be putting my dreams and ambitions down when they really have no right to. I also said how I was reading Confessions of a Wedding Planner by Tamryn Kirby in the hope that it would either boost my confidence in the knowledge that I would be able to cope OR alternatively make me realise that maybe it isn’t the industry for me (preferably the former scenario!).
I’m just under half way through the book and it is full of tips on all the little details that should be addressed in order to have the perfect day (as well as being prepared for unexpected events i.e rain etc). Its a really interesting read and I would love the opportunity to one day meet this lady and here’s why …
There are three main similarities that have sort of shocked me but now that I think about it, its probably very common … even so. The first one is to do with a Royal Wedding - Tamryn talks about her excitement during Prince Charles and Diana’s Wedding which I can completely relate to as I was completely glued to the screen throughout Prince William and Kate’s Wedding. I was truly choked by how magnificent and magical the whole thing was and I too collected (and cherish) the magazine memorabilia. The second similarity appears further on in the book, Tamryn discusses how from a young age she had suffered from several illnesses including ovarian cysts that completely came out of nowhere which I too have had to put up with for the past few years. Disruptive to say the least. The final similarity I’ve come across (which I’ve always thought I was the only one!) is the OCD over people vomiting! (also known as Emetophobia). This has been my only negative about becoming a wedding planner since it involves excessive alcohol consumption which then inevitably leads to very unwell guests!
So that is my question … Is it a good thing that I share similarities with Tamryn the UK’s top wedding expert (as named by Amazon) considering how successful she has become? I’d like to think so!