One of the best parts of being a wedding coordinator, is the relationships I build a long the way. The people I meet. The stories I hear. Nothing is more rewarding than meeting new clients and forming a relationship that goes way beyond the norm.
As a wedding planner, I keep my personal life very private from my clients. Many of them would be shocked to know just exactly what I do on the other side of planning their wedding.
Truth be told.... I am a fitness competitor at a National Level. When I'm not planning weddings, I am at gym lifting weights and staying fit.
3 years ago I was extremely unhappy with my body. I hated the way I looked. There wasn't a day I would leave the house without wearing Spanx under my clothes. I ate unhealthy and was in a long term relationship that got too comfortable. My husband and I decided to make a change. We decided to take on a cut throat diet that consisted of protein, veggies and clean carbs. No dressings, no soda, no nothing. The diet was a total of 12 weeks. I learned to weigh my food, and be more conscientious of what I put in my mouth. My husband and I would also work out together and push one another throughout the entire process. At the end of our 12 week diet, my husband lost a total of 35 pounds and I lost 25 pounds. I was so proud of myself. I always blamed myself for being a "big girl" and that I just couldn't lose weight. The only person I was fooling was myself! I never thought I was capable of losing the weight and keeping it off!
3 years later, I am a figure competitor of the NPC ( National Physic Committee ). I eat, breathe and sleep training & clean eating. I make no excuses anymore. I pack my lunches and bring them everywhere with me. I drink a gallon of water per day. If i eat-out, I am cautious as to what I put in my mouth. I indulge, but not over indulge. Everything about my life has changed and it all started with a cautious decision to want to make a change.
Coming full circle, one client took interest in my life outside of helping her plan her wedding. She sent me flowers for an upcoming fitness competition I was a part of. She has followed my training, and journey through preparation for this particular fitness event. I was absolutely blown away by her thoughtfulness!
My clients are not just a client. They are people I build relationships with. People that end up being my friend even after their wedding/event is all said and done. Thank you, Larissa, for thinking of me! It truly meant the world to me!