WOULD YOU LIKE TO ENSURE THAT YOU ALWAYS LOOK BACK ON YOUR WEDDING WITH PURE JOY, INSTEAD OF BEING EMBARRASSED BECAUSE TRENDS HAVE CHANGED?
THEN THIS VISUALIZATION IS FOR YOU.
FIND A QUIET PLACE WHERE YOU WON’T BE INTERRUPTED…
Now, pretend you’ve never been to, heard about, or seen a wedding. All you know is that you’ve decided to marry the love of your life and then celebrate. You’re the first person to ever do this.
Take a few minutes to put yourself in this place. You now live in a world where no one has ever thought to do any type of celebration for their wedding. You truly are the first one. You realize that marrying the love of your life is special and you want to create a beautiful day to honor it.
Once you’re in this space, ask yourself the following questions. Pause after each one to give yourself enough time to visualize a response.
With no knowledge of wedding traditions, what comes to mind when you think about marrying the love of your life?
How would you like to celebrate? What types of things do you want to do?
How do you want to feel?
Do you want anyone there? Who?
What will you wear?
Is the overall mood of the day quiet and intimate or loud and crazy?
What do your surroundings look like?
Would you come up with all the wedding traditions we have today? Garter toss, something blue, bridesmaids dresses, etc? Do those things matter to you? What does matter to you?
Sit with this visualization for a few minutes.
Wedding days are full of traditions we follow, with a lot of preconceived notions of how they should go and what should and shouldn’t be included. There are loads of planning checklists out there because they assume we’ll all do the same things. Don’t get me wrong, wedding traditions can be so fun! But not if we do them just because everyone else does and haven’t thought about why or if we even really want to do them in the first place.
BUT HOW WILL I KNOW WHAT TO DO IF I DON’T KNOW WHAT OTHER PEOPLE DO? I NEED IDEAS!
You don’t though.
Starting with this visualization will get you in the right mindset. Follow it up by taking some time to write down what you saw. Even if it’s just a mood. Anything that popped into your mind at all.
Then, make a list of what’s special in your life and what your desires are. After you’ve done this THEN begin planning from there.
I promise you’ll come up with the most beautiful day. One that you won’t look back on and wish you could re-do because the trends have changed. Instead you’ll have one that makes you cry every single time you think of it because it’s so you, so full of love, and the most special, authentic, beautiful thing you’ve ever seen and experienced!
Let’s make this a thing from now on… intentional wedding planning. Who’s with me?
What do you see when you think of your future wedding? Leave a comment below and let me know!