This outline of a wedding checklist makes it easy for you to create your own. You want to plan a day that is fun, relaxed and as organised as possible. Most people love to get involved in a wedding so delegate where you can and be clear on what it is you want done. Be open to getting a ‘no’, when making a request because otherwise, what you are really asking of a person, is a demand and won’t bring either of you much joy.
Set a time line that allows for ease and spaciousness between what needs to be done because then there will be no need to rush and you can enjoy the day fully. For example, getting everyone in and out of the wedding car can take much longer than when you go out to the shops especially if you are getting photographs of you arriving at the venue. Add, a bit of extra time for delays in traffic and then, if you are early, go for an extra drive around the block or park under the shade of the tree and rest a moment.
Most importantly, remember that beyond all the doing, which is a part of engaging in any event, is the opportunity for ‘being’. How is it you want to ‘be’ while doing? They need not be exclusive to each other. In the notes column of your checklist you may even want to write in qualities of ‘being’ or ‘needs that you want to meet’ to remind you if pressure arises. It might all be the same – playful, easeful and relaxed.
Be playful, grateful, authentic… engaged, kind, creative (especially when things don’t go the way you imagined!)
Most of all, enjoy your special day.
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Your book, Create Your Own Inspiring Wedding Ceremony, gave us an insight as to what the important aspects of a perfect ceremony are. Had I not read your book I don’t know whether I would have put so much thought into the most memorable part of our wedding. Candy & Lincoln, Sydney, NSW