Thursday, 28 January 2016

Planning your wedding? Are you stuck? Overwhelmed?

Belated Happy New Year to you, 2016, the year of the Red Fire Monkey! The Chinese New Year begins on 8th February, a New Moon Day.

Are you wondering what I am waffling on about? Well, in the holistic world, the New Moon day is a good day to set good intentions, make a plan for the month ahead and take a note of it every day. If you stick to it, you will see within that fortnight on the Full Moon, you have taken many steps forward. By continuing onto the next New Moon, you will feel some self satisfaction you have achieved something.

What is this got to do with Weddings, you ask? Well, I can only imagine, having been there myself many moons ago, no pun intended, planning your Wedding from start to finish is a daunting and for some overwhelming thought! So, where do you start?

Take a slow deep breath right now, right down to your tummy and then let it go, exhale. Do this slowly, just a few times or you may feel lightheaded.

I love the idea of starting something on a New Moon. Still curious, well here's my explanation.

It is not a requirement to start your list on a New Moon, but it is considered a new moon is about new beginnings, fresh start, making plans and I use it as a tool to set goals for myself and if you want to discipline yourself, start your To Do List then. Your list doesn't need to be fancy. It is just a list with headings of what needs to be booked, ordered etc. When I was planning my wedding I purchased a jotter, tore out pages, wrote the headings on the top of the pages and stapled them together! When I was finished or completed something, I would remove the page and obviously keep it near by for reference.
So to start off, section off your list onto separate pages ie Photographer on one page, Hair on another, Hotel maybe keep two or three pages, Ceremony, Music...  When you make contact with the vendors, make a brief note of who you spoke to, when you called and what you discussed and note these details. Soon you will see, 'Your Planning Bible' will start to work for you, keeping you on track.
If you combine this with the Mrs2Be Wedding Planner Guide, you will be the best organised and stress free couple.

So, make it your mission this week to purchase a nice notebook and a few tabs. Section the book off into the different vendor categories and when you have completed your booking, make a note of it.
For appointments, take a note of them but also duplicate them into a diary.
Tip: If you have access, use Google Calender and add invitees so everyone is kept in the loop.

In a fortnight, you can review all your hard work and see how far you have become!

Below is a quick list of heading ideas to start you off! ;)

  • Ceremony Venue
  • Reception Venue 
  • Room Décor
  • Ceremony Music
  • Reception Music
  • Entertainment (photobooth, magician, dancing, dinner entertainment)
  • Photographer
  • Videographer
  • Hair 
  • Makeup
  • Suits (if applicable)
  • Dresses (if applicable)
  • DJ
  • Florist
  • Cars
  • Honeymoon
  • Invitations
  • Cake
Research is Key but don't get too bogged down thou. Pop over to my Pinterest page to get some wonderful ideas on diy projects, wedding theme colours, tips, hairstyle ideas, beauty tips etc... There is something for everyone! 

Happy Planning!!!