Why Planning My Wedding Is Helping My Business

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Why Planning My Wedding Is Helping My Business

I got married in March and I’m already onto wedding number 2!!!


Fortunately to the same man but this time round we are doing it in Paris! Oh yeah baby!

It all still seems a bit surreal as it’s only just over a year ago that I met Aaron (the gorgeous man I’m marrying at said wedding in Paris).
I’ve got friends who knew exactly where they were going to get married, what the dress would look like and had picked a ring before they had even met hubby to be.
I’m not that chick.
It’s fair to say that Aaron and I spent the first seven months of our engagement in complete overwhelm. We felt lost and anxious about how to approach the task of organising our perfect wedding. There was days where it all felt too much. Kind of like being in business really.
It’s only in the last month that we have started to approach the wedding with the same strategies we take with our respective businesses. This has yielded results and lessons that I felt I needed to share…
Know Your Big Why + Have a Plan
When we first started planning, we found options, got excited and just started to randomly select. We soon found ourselves without strategy, in a crazy mess about to sign contracts for a wedding that would cost a ridiculous amount of cash which was not even in alignment with who WE are as a couple. We realised that we hand’t even clarified what the day meant to us and what our big why for the whole thing was. Just like in business, if you have little connection with your big why and no plan, the decisions you make along the way can end up being costly and eventually lead to an outcome you never intended in the first place.
Knowing The Numbers + Being Wise With Your Dollars
We’re in our second round of planning now. The first time around: it all went on hold because everything felt too overwhelming and we feared looking too closely at the numbers in case we didn’t like what we saw. Sound familiar in business? It’s not until we lose our inhibitions around looking at our numbers in business that things can change. You cannot change what you cannot(or do not) measure. Ever since we started tracking the budget we feel less overwhelmed and find it mush easier to be wise with our dollars.
Have An Amazing Network + Leverage
Because we’re getting married in Paris, Aaron and I thought it might be nice to throw an engagement party here in Australia for our loved ones that won’t be with us. I had been trying to find a venue for quite some time until this week when I put it out to my network on social media and…just like that : 3 very perfect venue options with contacts to support negotiating the perfect deal. In business, as in wedding planning, nurture your network and leverage said network. If you find yourself not surrounded by likeminded people who thrive on supporting your success and much as you do for them… find a new network
Committing + Taking Action
It’s fair to say Aaron and I have completed more for the planning for our wedding in the last 2 weeks than we have in the entire year. The difference. We committed AND TOOK ACTION. We were committed to each other from the start but taking action has seen us rewarded with the right people and incredible opportunities to make our wedding perfect for us. How committed to your business are you really? Really committed? Great. Take action on that commitment. No matter how small. Take the action and watch how you are rewarded.
Accepting That You Can’t Please Everyone
This one links so closely to us (well ok me) needing to put planning on hold initially. My need to try to please everyone left me overwhelmed and frozen, incapable of moving forward. Ever feel like that in your business? I have learnt so much about this one in the last year, one would think I would have learnt. Perhaps it was the universe’s way of throwing that testing curve ball at me? Needless to say as in life, weddings and business, we will never please everyone. Let’s quit trying. Let’s live our lives. Let’s choose what makes us happy and aligns with who we are. I choose Paris and cheese and Chanel and wine and love…..

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