The Five Golden Rules Rule Five 1

The Five Golden Rules Rule Five 1

A good project manager learns how to delegate tasks and motivates their team to do them well.

There are two types of helpers: the ones that you pay and the ones who are volunteered. Your unpaid helpers include people like your parents, cousins, brothers, sisters, close friends and so on. Your paid help includes wedding photographers like us, the florists, DJ and etc.

Although there is truth in the saying, “You get what you paid for” you should not select helpers on price alone. Quality of work one reason for price differences, but there is more to it than that.

What does their reputation hold? Do you actually like their work? Do you feel comfortable with the person?

We always tell our clients when we first meet, “You came here because you like our work on our website, do you feel comfortable with us too?”

Don’t get too caught in allocating the volunteer tasks according to tradition.  Instead, select on suitability and circumstances.

For example, in a traditional wedding the father gives the bride away. However, the bride can ask a brother, mother, stepfather or even both parents at once
if she so wishes.

Similarly, instead of selecting a close friend for the role of bridesmaid, ask a sister, cousin, or sister-in-law, or dispense with the role altogether.

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The Five Golden Rules Rule 4

The Five Golden Rules Rule 4

The other side of the wedding planning can be the most difficult to control, and that’s the politics of it.

Overbearing parents and helpers can get caught up in rivalries and power games and, if left unattended, can result in threats of non-attendance or refusal to contribute further. Weddings are about building a

nd strengthening families, not about destroying them.

Employ these leadership strategies: 

  • If you have an overbearing helper, give them specific jobs. For example, give them the task of narrowing down the best caterer.
  • Remind those concerned who’s wedding it is and relay your visions of what you want your wedding to be like. Be as diplomatic as you can.
  • Always maintain an air of politeness and calm, but remain firm and assertive.
  •  As a last resort, be prepared to risk relationship status quo to keep control. it’s not nice to think strained relationships. could develop over what is supposed to be a joyous, but remember your priority now is to your life partner.

One of the true tests of your leadership is how you are going to manage the budget. Allowing other to decide who pays for what exposes you and your partner to a higher risk of deposited into your bank account upfront allows you to spend as you see fit, without seeking permission or worrying about unwanted  interference.

This may not be necessary for your situation, and hopefully parents will support their children in any case.

You also remember that you need to book your venue, celebrant and photographers first. They are the first ones to be booked out.
It’s October 10th today.  A lot of booking that we are taking now are ones in April, May and June 2013!

Please contact us early if you are planning to have your wedding in Sydney or any other places even!

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