The Five Golden Rules 1
Having the right people close to you can make an enormous differences to the
pleasure and success of your wedding organisation. Whether you are employing professionals or asking friends and family to volunteer and assist, you must still select the right people.
The quality of the help you enlist will depend largely upon your ability to search out and recognize the best people for the job, and then getting the best out of them.
Getting people to do what you want requires leadership. Share your vision with those around you so they get a clear idea of what you want. Never assume anyone in your wedding party knows what is expected of them. The more information your helpers have, the better job they will do.
Be excited and spread your enthusiasm to others. Most people would be naturally chuffed at being asked to help out, so make them feel their contribution is really important and appreciated.
Be consistent, clear and don’t give out mixed messages. Agree with your partner on important matters before you speak to anyone else. If you appear unified, this will give others less opportunity to wrest control from you.
Keep in contact with your helpers, Let them know where you are up to, ask them where they are up to, and ask if they need any help with their task/s. Give deadlines, because this sets the impression that you are in control ad makes people feel responsible for their tasks. Deadline also reduce anxiety because you have a deadline date of completion and can act when it’s not met.
Make a point of publicity acknowledging your helpers at the reception. Otherwise you can take them out to lunch, give them a gift like a special photo or just send them a thank you card.
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Rule Four ( Part 2): Be a Leader is coming soon….