The best way to handle reviews is to take them with a grain of salt. While you can't always consider the source since most reviews are anonymous, just take the good with the bad (or the good with the better) and interview vendors on your own.
Most of us will seek out professional counseling or therapy at some point in our lives. So why wouldn't a bride-in-distress get counseling for whatever's got her so worked up during her engagement period?
Let's face it: There are tens or even hundreds of great vendors per category -- and many who never make those "lists" are incredible at their jobs. So, how do you get referrals you need to grow your business? By creating powerful relationships.
It is easy to be influenced by a professional, but this is your very special day, so make sure your requests are heard. Get what you want. But, to do so, you'll need to know what you want -- and that means you need to do your homework.
Every delighted couple I've ever spoken to has always said it was all about the photos for them. Couples who felt indifferent, or worse, about their photos after their wedding, always seemed to have compromised on this one point.
Bad weather aside (because no one wants it to rain or snow on their wedding day), things happen. "Stuff" happens. Think of possible things that can happen and plan ahead for potential pitfalls or delays.
A wedding planning business may be right for you if you're organized, driven, and creative. Plus, you'll need to have people skills to deal with frazzled brides (dare we say Bridezillas?) and some business know-how to manage your finances.