By: Maria Commisso, WPICC of Le Love Events
Wedding planner burnout – who me? No way!
YES, IT’S A REAL THING!
While the life of a wedding planner is fulfilling, it can become overwhelming. Planning a successful wedding is loads of fun but can come with difficult challenges.
A wedding planner can start to feel overworked and overstressed which is called wedding planner burnout, and it happens to the best of us. It’s only natural for a wedding (or event) planner to experience wedding planner burnout (WPB) as we always want to be two steps ahead, an extra set of eyes, and ensure the most seamless experience for our
couples. What a wedding planner doesn’t realize is that WPB can have a negative impact on your health and happiness.
How do you know if you are experiencing Wedding Planner burnout?
- Exhaustion – emotional, physical and mental (fatigue, anxiety, low energy)
- Lack of Self-Care – not getting enough sleep, not eating enough nutritious and wholesome foods, relying on coffee to get through the day, and other unhealthy habits, etc.
- No motivation – no longer feeling excited or enthusiastic about your work
- Problems at home – conflicts, arguments and spending less time with family and friends
How to Avoid Wedding Planner Burnout
- Stay Organized
- When planning a wedding, you should have a system that you follow from beginning to end of the process. To ensure you stay organized and have all necessary documents (checklists, schedules, timelines, etc.) I suggest using Aisle Planner to help stay on track
- Hire Help
- When you have multiple weddings, it’s difficult to manage them all on your own! Look for individuals or a team to help you
- Hire people who you connect with, who have a true interest in wedding or event planning and that will help your business grow!
- Maintain Your Health. Health is of utmost importance. Make an effort to ensure you are eating right, being active and taking care of your mental health. A healthy lifestyle and good habits will make the long wedding days easier!
- Take a Break
- When booking clients, it is important to set time aside in your calendar for yourself. This could mean a day off for self-care or a vacation
Already burnt out? This happens to the best of us because we want to do as much as we can to ensure the best wedding day possible for our clients! If you are experiencing any of the symptoms, follow these tips helpful tips:
- Self care
- Take a social media break
- Do not take on more clients
- Go on vacation
To be an effective wedding planner, you need to take care of yourself first. Maintain a healthy lifestyle, set reasonable boundaries with clients and take breaks. These good habits will help us be the best we can be!
Le Love Events is a WPIC certified wedding and event coordination company based in Toronto. Our specialization is in budgeting, vendor management and design recommendations. We work closely with our clients from beginning to end to ensure that the planning process is smooth and stress-free. Le Love Events focuses on bringing visions to life, adding uniqueness, style and personal touch. Our mission is to provide seamless direction and flawless execution which will create a beautiful event and lasting memories!