What does that mean? First, before you launch into full planning mode, try to practice mindfulness. Thinking about these 5 things will help.
#1. Who are you? How will your Wedding reflect your individual style? If you turned off the noise from the wacky wedding world, what would you hear? Get rid of the "have tos" and the "shoulds", do what makes sense to you and your family.
(Photo: Marie-Gael's single girl apartment--featured by Apartment Therapy--where you can see a few examples of her vintage colored glass bottle collection, a key element in her wedding--and home--decor.)
#3. Lighten Your Impact. Where will you take your first trip as a married couple? There are so many fashionable, frugal, fabulous ways to travel for your honeymoon, and p.s., not all require an airplane--or all that much luggage--either.
#4. Be A Conscious Consumer. How will you create (or perfect) your own Newlywed Nest? Before you load up on the stuff you may never use, take a note from Fab designers like Meg Braff, and use creativity, color, and whimsy to create your unique space.
#5. Take A Stand. Find Your Place In The World. Real couples, like Marie-Gael and Michael, used the wedding planning process to move toward their goals, and also to think about their impact on their world.
Walking together through life is a powerful thing, and
learning to keep a shared rhythm is part of what makes your wedding so
special--consider it your first step along a path filled with
possibility. Now, let's get started!