9 Tips from Celebrity Wedding Planner Mindy Weiss

Mindy Weiss is a Los Angeles-based wedding planner sought after by celebrities and brides across the globe.

Her impressive roster of clients include Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin, Russel and Nina Westbrook and the Kardashian family.

She’s also the author three best-selling books: The Wedding Book, The Wedding Planner and The Baby Keepsake Book and Planner.

The design extraordinaire spoke with Modern Weddings to tell us what her wedding secret weapon is, why you shouldn’t follow the rules, and what gives her butterflies.

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My day-of-wedding secret weapon is…keeping my cool, keeping it real, and respecting the fact that my clients memories are in my hands.

I would tell a bride not to worry too much about…imperfections on the wedding day. Things rarely go just as planned, so be sure not to sweat the small stuff.

But to pay extra special attention to…taking it all in. Cherish the time when you have all your loved ones and your spouse’s loved ones in one room. Document the fact that both your loved ones and your new husband’s loved ones are all in one room together.

My clients would be surprised to know that I…the ones that just meet me are very surprised that I’m down to earth and very calm..the ones that know mw know I function on very little sleep.

I realized I was destined to plan gorgeous weddings and events…during the time I was planning my first event, I was already thinking of what I could do for the next, and those thoughts have continued for the last 25-ish years!

After finishing a wedding I relax by…being with my family. Every Sunday is family time; it’s my favorite day of the week!

Celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss in action! Photo courtesy mindyweiss.com

The biggest misconception about weddings is that…there are RULES to how to plan a wedding, so not true! You make your own rules and traditions! And consider having a sense of humor to be one of the first rules..

The thing that inspires me the most is…emotionally, seeing the hope in the new married couples’ eyes. It gives me energy knowing they are starting anew and I was there on their first day of their new path. Aesthetically, I really enjoy flea markets!

When planning a client’s wedding, I still get butterflies when…the bride and groom see each other for the first time! Whether it’s a “first look” before the wedding or when the bridge is walking down the aisle, it is always a special moment!

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