This week is a big deal around here. Becky’s Brides is celebrating our six (!!) year anniversary! Cue the confetti!
Six years ago, a sweet bride and groom took a chance on me and let me plan their wedding. It was a big risk for them, and honestly I was scared to death. Someone’s wedding day. The fact that someone was depending on ME to make their wedding day perfect was a huge weight on my shoulders. I knew then (just as I know now) what a big deal that was. Thankfully the weather was perfect, the wedding day was perfect, and I was hooked on planning weddings.
At the time, I thought Becky’s Brides would always be a fun part-time side job. I had a full-time job I actually really loved, and I never thought I would be able to make a career out of being a wedding planner. But clearly the Lord had other plans for me. Fast forward to a couple of years ago, I was at a crossroads in my life and I had to make a choice. My company was growing and I could no longer give 100% to my full time-job and also give 100% to my brides. After a lot of prayer, a lot of financial planning, and a lot of discussions with my husband, we decided that I would leave my cushy full-time job and pursue Becky’s Brides full time. It was SO scary. Giving up a full-time job I loved? Giving up a steady paycheck? Giving up all the amazing benefits my job provided me with? CRAZY! But I took the leap, and I’ve never once looked back.
It literally makes me tear up thinking about all of the support I’ve received over the last six years. There have been so many brides who have put their trust in little ole me to give them the wedding they’ve always dreamed about. There have been mothers who have allowed me to work with their families multiple times. There are vendors who have trusted me enough to refer their wonderful brides to me. I could go on and on about how lucky I am. But most importantly, I just want you to know how incredibly thankful I am for all of you. Thankful that because of you I get to spend my days with the sweetest and absolute best brides in the South. Thankful that because of you I wake up every single morning excited about going to work. I am incredibly, incredibly grateful for this life I live as a wedding planner, and I absolutely can’t wait to see where the next six years takes Becky’s Brides!