Emma Kriho | July 2, 2018

Preoccupied Bride: The Behind the Scenes Superwoman

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Wedding planning is different for every bride, but one thing most every one shares is stress. Surrounding yourself with close family is friends is one of the best ways to help relieve some of your pre-wedding stresses and connect with those you love. The perfect pal to add to the mix?  Chicago’s very own Maya Devassy Tarach of “Preoccupied Bride“!

Every bride is different, and whether or not you opt for a wedding planner is a personal choice. Maya decided to make the leap into wedding planning after she realized her knack for it while pulling together her own big day. And for her clients, her services are totally customizable! Ranging from day-of coordination to scheduling every detail of the shabang, Maya has got your back.

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Like your closest friends, Maya is here to assist with the less-glamorous, not-so-exciting parts of wedding planning so her brides can focus on the stuff they really care about! Their family and friends, work and social commitments can all come first, with the peace of mind that Maya is used to juggling busy brides’ schedules (and with flare, of course!).

If logistics and timing seem like a drag, don’t worry! Maya ready to pull it all together, so you can help with the fun stuff! Did somebody say cake tasting?

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As in any great friendship, the chemistry between bride and planner is key for a beneficial relationship, so the first meeting is essential for Maya.

Unless both parties are on the same page from the get-go, collaboration is going to be an uphill battle. And if the spark just isn’t there, Maya is happy to hand out the names of other planners who might better suit the bride’s desires. It’s your big day after all, and Maya wants every bride to feel totally confident in their special day decisions.

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Changing your state of mind to create your own brand is no small feat, and Maya has not been afraid to experiment to reach her goals. By embracing the new experience and putting her best efforts into the project she was passionate about, Maya has made the Preoccupied Bride a successful and reputable wedding planning service for all of her brides!


Get to know Maya: A Quick Q&A!

What is your favorite part of the wedding planning process?

“Being a part of the celebration of love between two people.”

How did you develop your outlook on wedding planning?

“Similar to a successful marriage, my wedding planning outlook includes good communication and preparation. In order for any relationship to be successful both parties need to communicate well, so the same concept definitely applies in the working relationship between me and my clients”

What is your favorite part of a wedding ceremony?

“The vows. Watching a couple recite their love and commitment to each other, whether it’s prearranged or written from scratch, is always a special experience. Every time I witness the vows I get a little choked up because it’s always unique and sweet.“
What sets you apart from other wedding planners or companies?

“I believe my perspective on wedding planning and my clients sharing in that same perspective is what makes me different. To me, the wedding details are important, but they shouldn’t cloud the reason why a couple is getting married in the first place. I’ll do everything in my power to prepare as much as possible before the wedding and make sure everything goes right at the wedding (or be ready to fix anything that goes wrong), but the details aren’t as important as the marriage.”

What’s the best piece of advice you have for brides-to-be approaching their wedding dates?

“Don’t sweat the small stuff. You can prepare as much as possible but still not be in control of what will actually happen. It’s important for my couples to remember the big picture: If they get married on their wedding day—that is, both people get to recite their love and vows to each other—the wedding is an automatic success. Nothing—not even all the wedding details that were planned for months on end—is more important than that. If all the other details and elements come together nicely on the wedding day, it’s a bonus.”

A highly personalized wedding planner and a highly personalized wedding registry would make your special day very unique!

Want to know more about Maya?  Check out Preoccupied Bride!

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