Fallon Carter is a New-York based wedding planner who often surprises her brides when she tells them, “I like it when the core of a wedding is focused on your marriage, and not on making sure you have the best flowers, the best food, the best cake, or any other design element.” Fallon’s planning philosophy, coupled with her energy and her friendliness, render this Maryland native an inspiring new face in the world of weddings. She spoke with Denise Oliveira from Prequels this weekend.
Was there a moment when you just knew you wanted to be a wedding planner?
Yes, it happened when I helped a friend with her wedding in Paris. We were on a terrace, and I was bustling her dress so she could walk out in front of her guests. We were near the Versailles so there were fireworks going off, it was perfect weather, and I knew this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
You’ve mentioned the importance of listening to intuition in the planning process. What do you mean by that?
I mean that a bride should listen to herself, to her gut, during the planning process. A lot of times, brides and grooms get carried ahead with details, or things get carried away with family where everyone is giving input, and it’s very easy to get overwhelmed. I tell my brides to stop everything, go to sleep, and not pick up a wedding magazine, but just listen to what’s going on inside. Your intuition will tell you what’s right for you. You know yourself best, and you’ll make the right decision. There’s no perfect wedding, there’s just your wedding.