When people ask me, "What do you do for a living?" and I tell them I am a wedding planner, you cannot imagine the look of elation and interest that immediately floods their faces. The next, almost patented inquiry from their behalf is, "Just like J. Lo, right? I love that movie!" I do smile and agree that I loved the movie too.

As much as I love Law and Order, you will not see me out making citizens' arrests on the metropolitan streets. I know my boundaries. Watching a movie or a show doesn't necessarily make you qualified to do what it is you saw - no matter how many times you've seen it, or can quote from its leading actor. What most brides don't understand is that this may be (hopefully!) the only wedding they will ever plan. I, and my colleagues do this on a regular basis; so it is safe to say we've been around the block.