I love working with great wedding planners — people who keep the day organized and make sure it all runs smoothly. Why? Because that means the couple is more relaxed and that shows up in the photos!
For this edition of “Vendors I Love”, I talked with Angie from SociaLife Wedding & Event Planning, whom I worked with on this beautiful New Jersey wedding.
So, you recently got married? What was it like planning your own wedding?
And I was planning other weddings at the same time! I actually hired girls from our company to come out and help on the day of…
It’s hard as a planner to step back, but I was able to because I trust those people.
How was it different than working on a client’s wedding?
It’s so different when it’s your own. For your client’s wedding, it’s totally different. In the end, they have the final say. It’s their day. It’s their wedding.
I went through our Instagram account. It gives you ideas. You’re using your own clients to get an idea as to what would work best for you, personally.
How has it changed your view of how you do your job?
I now understand my client’s in a better way. It totally changes you. You understand your clients and their needs better.
I understand why I hear from my clients. I understand their concern about all the details. It’s totally different being on the other side.
It’s a big day. You get it once. And you want it to be yours.
On the other side, as a bride, when I wanted to know things…I wanted to know them right away. So, I understand why people are calling me.
What’s your favorite part about dealing with couples getting married?
I love hearing about their love story and what brought them together. Their stories are always so unique and in turn its what makes their wedding them.
What’s your favorite part of the wedding day?
The first look if any or the moment the two meet at the end of the aisle.
They always have look of bliss that only the two of them experience in that moment.
What’s the one piece of advice you’d give to engaged couples if you had the chance to tell them before they met you?
Choose to love each other, even in those moments when you struggle to like each other. (my life motto lol)
How did you start doing weddings?
Growing up, I dreamt of weddings and every detail behind it and I was fortunate enough to land an internship with my first wedding company Kyle Michelle Weddings, then later moving to SociaLife, which I have now been with for 6 years. It’s always been my passion in life even while working at other jobs, it means so much to me to be a part of someone’s special day.
What did you do before working weddings?
I worked as a Department manager at Kohl’s for about 9 years. I have an organization OCD issue so I loved it!
What would your dream job be if you couldn’t do weddings?
Soooo I actually work at a non-profit which is my other dream job. I am the Marketing Communications, Funds Developments and Public Relations Supervisor for The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey. I work with families to help them get the essentials items they need to survive and plan fundraising events to raise money for our programs and services. I was an avid volunteer my whole life for non-profits, so this meant to much to really be a part of.
What do you feel you bring to your clients that no one else does?
I have the positive spunk and energy to keep the day fun, organized and free flowing. No Stress!
What are you listening to/watching/reading lately that you think other people should check out?
I enjoy watching The Office because really not an episode goes by that I can’t not laugh. Great show. Other then that, I watch Grey’s Anatomy.
How would you advise couples to take care of themselves leading up to the wedding?
Go to the gym, find a hobby or routine that helps you relax and have you time without your significant other.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
Eating Hot dogs for all meals of the day when possible. Yes I eat healthy, but I just love hotdogs…and eating Ketchup with as many meals as possible.