It's always good to have goals! As a wedding planner, I have a list of certain qualities I look for in my prospective couples. If they don't have 'em, we most likely will not move forward. Call me crazy, but even though I want my couples to choose me, I also want to choose them. This wedding planning thing is a two way street, ya know!?
So what does my ideal couple look like?
They PLAY! I am far from stuffy and bring out my inner child whenever the opportunity presents itself. My couples MUST have a sense of humor...cause I'm gonna tell them a lot of corny jokes.
Budget does not define them. I'm not saying they don't have a budget; having one is imperative. Whether their budget is $5000 or $65000, the elements they put into their wedding complement their personalities. Every dime they spend is intentional and contributes to the experience they want to have for their guests.
They allow me to take a load off their shoulders. I understand not every bride wants to let go of the reigns when it comes to planning. In fact, I LOVE having brides that want to be part of it all. But when it's showtime, I need them to let me do my job. In this case, my job is to provide them a stress-free wedding experience. She can turn off her urge to do everything and he will help his new Mrs. enjoy her day with friends and family.
We can be honest with each other. In the past, I have not be afraid to tell my brides when I don't agree with a choice she is making. Obviously, I use tact and usually only offer my advice if asked.
My couples are crazy in love with each other and will strive to make their marriage the best it can be. Through their marriage, they will become stronger as individuals AND as one unit. I'm all about real, lasting love. Whether they've been together 1 year or 7, their marriage is going to be a lifetime commitment.
They are all so different. I want diverse couples! My job would be boring if every wedding, bride, and groom were exactly the same. In fact, I get SO excited when an original idea is presented to me. BRING IT ON! Variety is the spice of life, right?