Ok so you’ve decided to Take The Plunge, Tie the Knot, Get Hitched etc etc. But Now What?
So many questions start running through your mind – and probably lots of doubts and worries follow close behind – especially if you’ve already had to cancel because of the lockdown.
Who do you invite? What’s our budget? What kind of venue? Where? When? What did my sister have at her wedding?
Sometimes it can seem quite overwhelming and there’s a risk of getting lost in the ‘thick of thin things’ – focussing on things which seem important because they’re ‘big’, or maybe things that are important to other people (you’ll know who)!
It can be really useful to stop and take a pause, maybe take a quiet walk somewhere hand in hand, and remind yourself of what your love means to you, how you came together and why you choose each other – then think about how you want to use this special day to really share and celebrate that.
Start with the ceremony – the Heart of your day – think about the things you want to say to each other, the way you want to feel, the memories you want to make – for you. Then consider who else you want to involve and how, what rituals you might like to perform as a visual expression of your love, and what you want this day to mean for you, and then for your guests. Often you’ll find you come up with something simpler than you first thought, but also something deeply meaningful, authentic and personal to you.
As you bring more of yourselves and your love for each other into the heart of your celebration, you will find a greater depth of meaning and beauty flowing out from that which will infuse your whole day with a special kind of magic, creating unforgettable moments and memories you’ll treasure forever.
We hope this has been helpful. There are so many more things we wanted to say and share and will keep doing so both in our blog and on social media.
If you feel that a personal, meaningful wedding in Northern France is for you, Why not book a free consultation? Or keep your eyes on our Facebook and IG for dates of our new FREE Wedding Zooms!
Until then, Au Revoir for now from the AltarNatives Team, Sam, Paul, Lara and Paul (Yep you can’t have too many Pauls)