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AnnMarie WEDS Nick

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AnnMarie WEDS Nick

Here's the deal. If you go duck hunting every year, have duck feather boutonnieres. If you know how to fire a gun, have shotgun shells instead of flower girl petals. If you love your dog, have your dog in your couples portraits.

And if you love your fiancé then let your fiancé's aunt budge into your wedding decor plans even if what she brings is technically not allowed.

Did anyone else have the strong urge to object to that last line? Listen. Wedding days are about being in the moment BUT also they are about being gracious, and patient and accepting. You are bringing together two families, two potentially polar opposite families. Things are bound to happen that you don't want to happen, the way you don't want them happening.

When I got married my husband and I received a lot of gifts, #thankyou. Some were on the registry. The registry that we made way too long, for things that potentially we did not need (more about what to register for here). We also received some gifts that were NOT on the registry, like not even close, like not an off brand or a different color or a smaller model. 

While it is up to the gift giver on what to give, some items we're not kept by the gift received.

But we still thanked them and kept them for the appropriate length of time (ie. until way after teh wedding day).

And the same thing might, and will likely, happen to you #randombreaddish. This can happen before the big day, like with gifts or last minute RSVPs ish, but it might also happen on the day of.

Like a loving family member may show up with extra decor, random stationery, or other unwanted things that they would like you to incorporate on your big day, because it is important to them.

Roll with it sistah.

Take a deep breath and let it go! As long as you say 'I do' on the day of your wedding, the rest of the details, the mishaps and the this-is-not-what-I-had-envisioneds, well, they just don't matter.

Wind picking up your vows and carrying them away so that only the front row can hear you?

Let it go.

Impromptu receiving line that both sets of parents join in on making your life an unbearable episode of one-hour-waiting-in-the-hot-sun fun?

Breathe. Hydrate. Be calm.

Mosquitos putting a damper on your sunset photos?

It'll be okay!! Laugh it off, shake it off, get bug-off and be cool hunny bunny. Take some of my well-meaning advice on how to avoid wedding day melt downs, no matter how many curve balls you get thrown.

 

6 THINGS WE CAN LEARN NICK + ANNMARIE

  1. Have a buffer. As their day of coordinator I was able to be a bit bossier, a bit more direct, and an excellent scape goat. Like give me your decor list, how you want it set up and I will execute. Then when approached by well-meaning friends or family with extras or excess, I can respond, "It looks like this is all I have on my list, why don't you leave the box over there and I'll triple check in a little while." Works every time.
     
  2. Have a photographer who can redirect. Also someone with authority, who can lay down the law. If your photographer can just steal you away, when you're feeling slightly stressed, for some couples photos it can really help you redirect and refocus.
     
  3. Have your decor boxes well labeled. Seriously! This can cut down on a LOT of confusion. Having a clearly and comprehensively outlined room layout and decor list will ensure that all your wedding ideas get executed.
     
  4. Be flexible. Weather dependent it may be near impossible for your reception room to be closed off and for you to be hidden pre-ceremony. Being gracious means allowing guests the space to be comfortable and safe. Example, its hot and windy, your ceremony is outside, guests over 80 should be allowed to sit at reception tables inside and watch your nuptials from afar.
     
  5. Accept that your wedding things won't always be easy. But neither is marriage or life. Check out what calm, cool and collected, even in the heat of things, looks like below.
     
  6. Bring bug spray during mosquito season.
 

VIEW THEIR IMAGES:

boutonniere pinning, duck feathers | Kelly Birch Photography :: Horse and Hunt Club :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner .jpg
program blue band top and bottom | Kelly Birch Photography :: Horse and Hunt Club :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner .jpg
invitation suite with duck feathers | Kelly Birch Photography :: Horse and Hunt Club :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner .jpg
flower girl twirl | Kelly Birch Photography :: Horse and Hunt Club :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner .jpg
photo of family wedding photos | Kelly Birch Photography :: Horse and Hunt Club :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner .jpg
hand holding | Kelly Birch Photography :: Horse and Hunt Club :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner .jpg
flame fold napkin | Kelly Birch Photography :: Horse and Hunt Club :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner .jpg
wood cookie centerpiece with birch box arrangement | Kelly Birch Photography :: Horse and Hunt Club :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner .jpg
birch branch log place card holder | Kelly Birch Photography :: Horse and Hunt Club :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner .jpg
petals and duck feathers confetti recessional walk | Kelly Birch Photography :: Horse and Hunt Club :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner .jpg
field photo | Kelly Birch Photography :: Horse and Hunt Club :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner .jpg
key hole dress back with lace border | Kelly Birch Photography :: Horse and Hunt Club :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner .jpg
prom pose wedding photo | Kelly Birch Photography :: Horse and Hunt Club :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner .jpg
golden hour field photo with the mosquitos | Kelly Birch Photography :: Horse and Hunt Club :: Sixpence Events Minnesota wedding planner .jpg
 

CHECK OUT THEIR VENDORS:

Accommodations // Holiday Inn and Candlewood Suites in Lakeville | Baker // Buttercream Creations | Day of Coordinating // Sixpence Events & Planning | DJ // Midwest Sound | Dress // Carrie Johnson Bridal | Florist // Richfield Flowers and Events | Hair and Makeup // Salon Onyx | Officiant // Liz Liebstein | Photographer // Kelly Birch Photography | Rentals // All the Rage Rentals | Stationer / Cornerstone Copy | Transportation // Schmitty & Sons | Venue // Horse and Hunt Club

 

Prosperity, Love & Happiness,
Josey

 

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ANNA WEDS TIM

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ANNA WEDS TIM

“She was there to make sure everything was set up correctly, and everyone was where they needed to be for the ceremony. During the reception she was invaluable and made sure everything ran smoothly, and then she was there to organize everything we needed to take home. I can't recommend her highly enough!”

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CARRIE WEDS DAVE

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CARRIE WEDS DAVE

“Between managing an unorganized caterer, fixing a miscommunication to the makeup artist, to running our rehearsal dinner, Josey made it all happen.  We're so grateful to have found her, as she made all the difference.”

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KAYLIE WEDS TRAVIS

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KAYLIE WEDS TRAVIS

"Thanks again for everything! We really appreciate your work on our wedding. Especially all the coordination and fire putting out on the day of the wedding!!!

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MIKE WEDS ALMA

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MIKE WEDS ALMA

"Thank you for your work... Thank you for the great suggestions regarding vendors! Definitely that helped a lot. And I loved loved loved you gave us options!"

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NICOLE WEDS LUKE

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NICOLE WEDS LUKE

"Josey, Thank you so much for everything you did to help prepare and organize us and for coordinating our rehearsal and wedding day! We would've been lost without you and appreciated your vendor suggestions as well. You worked your butt off, girl, and we are so grateful for you!"

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LYDIA WEDS MICHAEL

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LYDIA WEDS MICHAEL

"Josey was so thoughtful about all of the details of our event, was always willing to meet up and talk through things, and is so fun to work with. Multiple bridal party members commented about how great she was as a planner and how fun(ny) she was as a person."

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LAUREN WEDS CAMERON

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LAUREN WEDS CAMERON

"Josey has a super upbeat personality, is fun to talk to, hard working and very responsive! Hiring her has been one of the best decisions we made so far!! I feel soo much less stressed knowing I have her to offer advice and bounce ideas off of!"

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HANNAH WEDS JASON

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HANNAH WEDS JASON

"I love that you got me and my crazy vision of being surrounded by balloons. You are a magician! Josey made the end process even easier for us. It was truly a weight off of our shoulders. I feel like I need more Josey in my life - can we seriously be best friends?! The day was perfect - it truly was. I know that’s cliche, but it all went smoothly and Jason and I had the best day ever."

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LESLEE WEDS BILLY

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LESLEE WEDS BILLY

"Everything went better than expected and we are both really happy about our wedding day. You made my day so easy and amazing. You are so supportive and helped in every way. Thank you for all of your help!"

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HAILEY WEDS HUNTER

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HAILEY WEDS HUNTER

"Josey is always 1000 steps ahead of the game, she knows exactly what she is doing (this isn't her first rodeo), and she will take care of things you didn't even know existed. Sixpence Events is as essential as your wedding dress or your groom.. seriously."

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JADE WEDS SETH

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JADE WEDS SETH

From day one she was insanely organized, personable, and very responsive to questions thrown her way via email. On the day of the wedding she worked with all my wedding vendors to make sure the night was stress free - and it was! If there were any hiccups that day I never heard about them, which is exactly what I was looking for.

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JENNA WEDS KEVIN

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JENNA WEDS KEVIN

"We love you! Not only were you our day-of coordinator, but we got to develop a friendship with you. Your humor, organization, advice, and excitement was incredibly helpful through the planning process. Your presence on the day out everything at ease, knowing you knew our vision and we're going to execute it greatly."

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JULIA WEDS JOHANNA

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JULIA WEDS JOHANNA

"If you’re thinking twice about whether or not to have Josey plan your wedding, stop it. Just hire her and you will not regret it. She was an angel that came into our lives while we planned for our wedding and made the process so incredibly easy..."

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MEGHANN WEDS TY

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MEGHANN WEDS TY

"It made me feel like everything was really coming together. I appreciate your great communication, your organization, and your fun attitude and energy. I would highly recommend you to others!"

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JUSTIN WEDS JACOB

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JUSTIN WEDS JACOB

I didn’t realize how valuable having a good day-of coordinator would be until the wedding day actually arrived! Josey made the day so much better. She anticipated things that we never would have considered and stayed on top of a huge number of details...

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SONJA WEDS JOHN

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SONJA WEDS JOHN

Josey, Thank you for helping to make our wedding possible. Your personality and positive energies are infectious. I knew as soon as I met you that you were the wedding planner for us! Thank you for keeping me calm and happy amidst... 

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ELOISE WEDS MARVIN

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ELOISE WEDS MARVIN

Josey is my new best friend. She was so chill throughout all the planning and made me so relaxed on the wedding day. She knows her stuff almost TOO well! Would highly recommend.

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MEGAN WEDS COREY

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MEGAN WEDS COREY

Josey did so many things that I do not even know about! It was PRICELESS for me to be able to spend every minute of the day after months of planning, to truly ENJOY the day...We LOVED Josey - would not have had the perfect day that we did without her there!

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