Energy management 101: Serve couples better by taking care of yourself, with Kara Ghassabeh

As a wedding planner, I’ve found that our jobs are 30% logistics, 30% vision and decor, and about 40% therapy.  If you’re a planner – or wedding vendor who works with couples – you know that there’s stress, disagreements with family members, and quite a few (not happy) tears. I always tell the planners I coach that you can expect some sort of full meltdown one to two weeks before the wedding.  For me 12 years ago, it was about gift bags.  So wouldn’t it be great if we could get some help from someone who’s a certified life coach – someone who specializes in helping couples navigate some of these hard and meltdown-inspiring moments?

Kara Ghassabeh is a bridal coach and host of the Whispers to a Bride Podcast. You can find her on instagram where she’s @KarahGhassabeh.

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The host of the show is Megan Gillikin, owner and lead consultant at A Southern Soiree Wedding and Event Planning.  She’s also available for wedding and hospitality business consulting and can be reached at