Wedding season in Seattle is an intense race from May/ June - September/October. Although many choose to take vacations in January February, I am a mom of 2 girls, wife, sister, & daughter, summer vacation is a an important time for family.
Mondays are usually the busiest email day of the week and even though I am on vacation, wedding season is not. I received 5 bridal inquires, 1 of which I booked for December, and 2 wedding coordinator emails that needed answers right away. I also try and email my bride(s) for that weekend, a quick note to say Happy Wedding Week, and to confirm location one last time along with anything else they may need. I find this quick added point of connection important so the bride feels relaxed and comforted that I am ready and care about her day rather then worrying I forgot about her or not show up.
I take great pride and seriously the response rate I have for my business. We wedding artists do this every week, our brides do not, it is in your best interest to view their day as just as important. I have booked multiple jobs purely on the fact I responded quickly. (Even on Vacation!). I have the Apple IPhone 6 plus 128 gig so I can basically have a computer with me at all times. I have all my schedules on Google docs, notes on the trials I did, calendar, rate and information sheet, videos, etc etc. I need to be 90% fully functional no matter where I go.
I am for sure not saying you can't ever "unplug" or leave, I definitely believe in balance, if you need to unplug set your email setting to vacation mode and respond as soon as you return.
I wish you you all a great week and see you on wedding day.
Vacation During Wedding Season