Become a Top Wedding Planner – 3 Things You Can Learn from the Rainy, Windy Televised Wedding of "The Bachelor"

The February 27, 2010 wedding of Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney, who met on the television show, “The Bachelor”, aired on Monday night. By Tuesday, the Internet and talk shows were full of opinions and comments on how the outdoor wedding event could have been handled better.

Here are 3 things you can learn from the wedding and the comments:

1) You can never predict the weather

It does rain in Southern California and it does get windy. At other times it could be too hot or too filled with bugs. If you bride insists on an outdoor wedding, tell her the possible pitfalls and have an indoor plan also.

2) You may not have total control over the final decision, so plan around it

The wedding planner, Jo Gartin, was not able to give the bride and groom a Plan B, probably because the television network wanted an outdoor wedding and the rain and wind just made the show more dramatic and interesting. Guests were given clear umbrellas, seats were covered and there was probably a hairstylist and makeup artist waiting to do some repair when the wedding party stepped out of the rain.

3) You can not control what people think or say about you

I read comments such as, “Why didn’t the wedding planner get a canopy or clear tent?” “Why didn’t someone give umbrellas to the wedding party?” “What kind of wedding planner doesn’t have a Plan B?” The wedding planner said on the show she wasn’t able to do a Plan B but people either didn’t remember or didn’t see that. A canopy, tent and umbrellas would have blocked the camera’s view and we would probably not been able to see the wedding, making for bad television.

There will be many times when things happen that you cannot control. Do everything you can, do the best that you can and remember the comments are not personal. The bride and groom thought their wedding was perfect which is what probably mattered the most to their wedding planner.

Wedding of "The Bachelor's" Jason and Molly

Share this article


No Responses to “Become a Top Wedding Planner – 3 Things You Can Learn from the Rainy, Windy Televised Wedding of "The Bachelor"”


Leave a Reply