In today's video - our triumphant return to Youtube - we discussed the current state of affairs and its impact on the joy we have for wedding planning. Or in simpler terms, how much wedding planning sucks right now. So many couples the world over have been devastated that their wedding days have been taken away from them by the insidious little microbe we know as the Coronavirus. With so many of us in the industry grieving a huge emotional and financial loss too, pretending that wedding planning during this unstable time would be disingenuous and fake.
I am feeling it. It's okay if you're feeling it too!
But we can't sit in that existential crisis forever. We must pave a way forward through this dark time to the light at the end of the tunnel. Weddings will happen again - it's a question of when, so we need to spark our joy in planning again somehow, someway.
My theory is that it takes these four things to have fun with wedding planning:
Progression - that feeling of accomplishment you get when you're working towards your special destination event
Personalisation - the buzz of choosing your favourite flowers, colours, locations and vendors. Digging deep into your music and food tastes. Customising your destination wedding is always a key part of the fun.
Anticipation - counting down the days until your special day arrives!
Togetherness - beyond just romance, your destination wedding is about bring your friends and family together Perhaps some of them help craft your day. You also have the togetherness of working on your wedding as a project with your soon-to-be-spouse, your closest friends or, even, a wedding planner like me!
These four elements, I think, are crucial to what makes wedding planning fun and I think I can help you with all of these things through the next videos and blogs I have been working hard to create.
Granted, my sentiments from the previous blog "It's Okay Not To Be Okay" still stands. If you want to sit in your big, pink fluffy dressing gown and eat monster munch in front of the TV some days, I fully support you in that. Be gentle with yourself and don't rush back into wedding planning until you are ready to. Your mental and physical health should be the priority above all else and rushing into things would be silly.
When you are ready to dive into wedding planning again, however, I am here for you!
Let's spark the joy in wedding planning again, step by step, one video at a time.
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Until next time, stay safe, stay sane,
Air kisses and virtual hugs,