by Danielle Andrews, President of WPIC Inc.
As Wedding Planners we love to talk about our Emergency Kits, our organizational skills, our perfect timelines, and the most comfortable shoes for spending 14 hours on your feet. What planners don’t talk about is just as important as all of the other tools mentioned: Physicality.
I’m not talking about weight or physique, that’s not something I can preach about. What I am talking about is your fitness and general health.
When teaching the WPIC Wedding Planner Certification classes, we often equate working on the wedding day to running a marathon. It truly is 12-14 hours of constant running, moving, stretching, squatting, carrying, and hustling. You are often required to carry heavy boxes of vases and favours or a bunch of linens, up stairs, while dressed up. If you don’t want to be a huffing, puffing and sweaty mess, you need to be physically fit.
Good health and fitness not only helps you with the physical aspects of Wedding Planning, but studies have shown over and over that fitness makes your mind clearer and sharper. A tool that is definitely needed for quick-thinking and problem-solving on the wedding day.
Many of us suffer with the dreaded “Wedding Hangover” — the day after the wedding when you are mentally and physically drained, and every muscle hurts. But if you have good physicality, you won’t have a lot of those day-after aches and pains.
So find the physical activity that you enjoy and do it at least three times per week. Get out of your home office and walk for an hour. Or do floor exercises. You could go running, or join an online dance class. Why not go bike riding, or cross-country skiing? Whatever gets you going, just do it. It will make you an even better Wedding Planner 😉