Tap into your purpose, even if it is a slight glimmer that you see when you are experiencing a down day or in a slump. Feed you thoughts with your passions and potential. Feel how loved you are and know you are important. It will help you get back up and keep trying when you remember your infinite worth and start fueling yourself with your passion again.
Life is what you make it. You can dwell on the bad and think about all that went wrong. Or you can make a choice to turn your thoughts to pushing forward, utilizing the tools you are learning to heal and replenish. Your thoughts about yourself and life is your mindset; take care of that and be sure to think the best of yourself and believe in yourself.
What is your greatest source of light and strength? Take time to discover it. When you find what truly feeds your soul beyond your own power, tap into it often. Knowing what your center of strength is and embracing it, fills your soul up with healing and light. You have everything in you to overcome, and there are resources to help you move forward. Tap into both.
What you think about, comes about. The mind can achieve what it sees. Take time to envision what is possible, what will be, what can be, what good you will do. Envision the right people coming into place to put things in motion for you to live your purpose and passion. Your vision and how you see yourself, even the future, is what ignites it coming into fruition.
Claiming where you are right now and being present with what has happened in no way means you are stuck here, in this pain. What happened to you does not define you, how you move forward does. This is part of your journey and as you push forward, you will inspire others to do the same. You will be liberated when you see your potential and live your purpose.
When working on the timeline, I start with the ceremony time and work my way to the end of the night. I allot thirty minutes for ceremony and forty-five to sixty minutes for cocktail hour. Work with your caterer on how long it will take for dinner, but usually an hour to ninety minutes works. Keep in mind when you need to be out of the venue. The middle of the timeline is for toasts, cake cutting and formal dances.
First, research and determine what style you like, such as formal, candid or photojournalist. Review your venue’s preferred list, and look at portfolios of photographers you are drawn to. Before meeting with them, figure out how long you would like them for and let them know if you are doing an elaborate getaway or not seeing each other before. Ask their opinion. But most of all you must like them. They are with you ALL DAY!
On the wedding day, a day-of venue coordinator will take over. Their job is to ensure that everything related to the venue and their staff runs smoothly and follows the requests outlined in their banquet event order. They will make sure all the dietary restrictions and menu substitutions are correct, but at the end of the day they are responsible for protecting the venue, not calling your vendors or other tasks unrelated to the venue.
A planner should be your advocate during the planning process, taking your vision and making it happen with the right venue and wedding professionals. There are times, however, when this might not be possible, so it is the planner’s job to work with the professional to try to make it happen, or give you options if the vision needs to be tweaked.
Spend time with your fiancé. Do not jump into planning the instant you have the ring on your finger. Take a month and just be engaged, getting used to the fact that you are getting married. Take time to dream, to buy every wedding magazine, join every Facebook group, etc. Everything else can wait. Just enjoy the new journey of being engaged!