Hello lovelies, today I want to talk to you all about intentions within your wedding day.
What is your purpose for your special day? (Others that to get married... obvs.) Do you even have one or are you following a plan?
Do you want to follow those typical traditions or do you want to steer clear and create your own? Honestly sooo much to talk about, I am loving this topic!
Society these days is heavily based around what everything 'should' look like, what Instagram portrays you should have, the never ending Pinterest boards of things that are may be unachievable for you. It's a bloody joke if you ask me. If you think you have to look a certain way or do things a certain way because someone else has on Instagram please, please, think again! Do what is solely you as a couple, if you want a Jurassic park themed wedding literally go for it! If you want food trucks do that, don't listen to what anyone else's wants, this is your day, absolutely slay it in your own way!
LETS TALK PURPOSE
First of all lets take the pressure off & have some fun with it.
When thinking about your Fiance jot down a few words that best describe you when you are together for example;
Sometimes in the wedding industry couples can be heavily influenced by venues, suppliers or even wedding planners to add all these things in which aren't necessary, especially if you didn't plan on adding things. With each investment, ask yourself, "Why am I including this, what does it add, and is it necessary to reach our end goal?
Hopefully everyone you come in contact with is genuine & respects what you want for your special day without trying to influence you to do things you aren't interested in!
USING YOUR MORALS AS THE BASIS TO YOUR VISION
Now the first step to creating your own unique vision is to simply forget about everything you think a wedding is. The flowers, the white wedding dress, the first dance all that stuff!
Do you want to do that? or do you want to create your very own day from scratch?
Solely up to you in the path you wish to follow!
You can even forget that you are planning a wedding, you're more planning the celebration of love between you both which is fkn awesome! One huge party, lets go.
The best way to create your own vision for your special day is to combine all the things you love as a couple, the things you want to achieve on your day, the things that make you you. Then add all the people you love then turn it into one big celebration!
Incorpating your beliefs, your morals and your lifestyle into your wedding will mean that it means the memories mean more to you in the long run. Are you heavily into using only sustainable items? Ask your vendors not to use single use items that cannot be recycled or composted. Conscious of your carbon foot print? Use vendors local to the area, minimising travel requirements. Look for venues that use solar power (by the way, we do!). So many ways to continue being you while getting married.
DO WEDDING TRADITIONS MEAN ANYTHING TO YOU?
Nowadays it is so easy to get caught up in the making of your wedding, the wedding checklists, the family opinions, wedding traditions & the friend who just got married putting their two bobs worth.
It can all be a bit overwhelming when starting out planning your wedding, which is why I will help you figure it all out.
Sometimes you may feel anxious that you are not doing it right if you don't include all the typical wedding traditions, which is total crap! The thought that you have to follow a set of rules in order to do everything right.... There are absolutely no rules to be followed during planning your wedding. You make the rules! This is your day, live your absolute best life!
In reality, if you think some of the traditions are fun or relevant to you & your lover then knock your socks off!
Just a mindful piece of advice, don't feel pressured to add traditions in if Karen told you too! (Shut up Karen...)
Just remember there is not one single thing you HAVE to do at your wedding :)