Happy Memorial Day to our American readers! This is a guest post from Mrs O.
Following on from my post last week about getting a brief and getting a goal for your wedding here is a practical exercise that we used to help us get our wedding ‘vision’.
The first step is to sit down and think about what your wedding means to you and your beau. I’d recommend sitting in separate corners of the room and answering the following (no conferring):
If I asked you to sum up your beau’s personality in 3 words, what would they be?
Tell me 3 interesting things about your beau – any interesting hobbies/achievements/goals?
Tell me 3 things that you love doing with your beau.
Tell me about the best wedding you have ever been to, using the following categories:
I would have changed...:
Imagine you are a guest at your own wedding and the next day, a friend says ‘I’m just about to get on the tube, but quickly, how was the wedding – 3 words go...’ What would you say:
This is essentially what we did, and the rest just seemed to flow...we worked out what we wanted individually and looked at where it matched up, and we came to some fabulous decisions (even if I do say so myself)! Our wedding was definitely not to everybody’s taste, but for us it was perfect.
In case you’re curious, our words were ‘friends’, ‘family’, and ‘fun’!
Get a brief, get a goal and then you can get a plan. Sure, the goal may change as you go along, but it’s better to have one in the first place! : ) If things do change, it’s all part of the fun!
Let me know how you get on with the exercise! Would love to hear if it is useful!
You can see what else Mrs O has to say over at her blog Planning, Praying and Playing, where she documents her mission to plan, pray and play her way through life. With a fine balance of humour, pretty and 'real-talk', she tells us what it's really like to be a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a 'tryna-b-Christian' and newest of all, a *wife*.