How will you get there if you don’t know where you’re going?
Approaching your wedding planning as a journey rather than a to-do list helps you to start with the end in mind. Imagine you're going on an actual journey, how do you prepare? Hopefully not by rocking up to the airport with your bags packed and your fingers crossed!
Most people start by working out when and where they want to go then figure out how to get there. The process of planning your wedding is no different, you need a clear idea of what your day will look and feel like BEFORE you rush into booking anything.
Using this three-step approach will help to simplify the process of planning a wedding so you can enjoy the journey as well as the day.
1. Get Inspired. Create your wedding concept.
The first step is probably the most important, figuring out the type of celebration that is right for you. We believe that every wedding should be just as unique as the couple getting married and that creating a wedding concept is an essential part of planning the perfect day. Once you have a clear wedding vision the process becomes simpler, you'll be more likely to book the right suppliers and less likely to end up with a collection of ideas or items that don't really go together at all. This will save you time, money and a whole heap of stress!
What is the most effective way to get there?
2. Get Organised. Understand the tasks and how to organise your resources.
Now you know roughly (or exactly) where you're going, it may seem daunting when you realise just how much there is to do to get there. However, once you begin to understand that this is a journey and not just a random collection of tasks, the entire process becomes easier. Dare we even say fun? Your wedding is unique, and gloriously so, but the journey will most likely follow a similar path to countless other couples who have already tied the knot. It all comes down to managing your three key resources; time, money and people.
What happens when you arrive at your destination?
3. Get Married! Enjoy the day as all of your hard work is rewarded.
The final stage of planning is for many the most stressful, as you (and everyone around you!) run around pulling it all together to go off perfectly on that one special day. The goal here is to achieve the exact opposite - to let others deliver what you've worked so hard to achieve. Your wedding day is the time to smile and create memories that last a lifetime. You've reached the end of your journey and now a new one begins, happily ever after.