Who is Preoccupied Bride?
Hi there! My name is Maya and I am the owner of Preoccupied Bride. I LOVE planning and turning my couples’ visions into realities. My creative nature and skills as a former project manager—communicator enthusiast, a stickler for deadlines, and an insanely organized and detail-obsessed planner—made wedding and event planning extra appealing to me. But it was planning my Indian-Polish wedding from start to finish in 2016 that sealed the deal.
I loved planning so much it only made sense for me to become a certified wedding and event planner and do it for other busy people in Chicago who want the wedding or event of their dreams but are crunched for time. And if my musings on wedding planning can assist (or provide laughs for) couples planning their own weddings, it’s a bonus.
My Outlook on Wedding Planning
This may be difficult to read, but it must be clear to any couple looking into my wedding planning services: Things can and will go wrong on your wedding day. BUT it’s my job to help you prepare as much as possible before your wedding and make sure everything goes right (or be ready to fix anything that goes wrong) on your wedding day, so you can enjoy one of the most special days of your life.
It’s also important to remember the big picture: If you get married on your wedding day, that is, you and your partner get to recite your love and vows to each other—your wedding is an automatic success. Nothing, not even all the wedding details you’ve planned for months on end, is more important than sealing the love between you and your partner through the life-long commitment of marriage.
If you two can keep this outlook in mind throughout the wedding planning process and not let the details cloud the reason why you’re getting married in the first place, I’m certain I can help you plan, in whatever capacity you like, your dream wedding! —Maya Devassy Tarach