To enjoy the fullest, you need to let go..

Finally, I am back to blogging... sorry guys, I have been busy.. Besides planning the weekly weddings, I was taking some time to consolidate some of my personal matters, and discipline myself to start the year of Sabbath..

Last week was pretty good, I had time to watch "27 dresses" and had a good laugh, so much of the content was something I could identify with. And on thurs, I finally get to see Mary Dann's video.. and I was very very blessed, she's an inspiration. She reaffirmed many of my roles as a wedding planner..

For a long time, I always thought I have done more than what a planner will do in Singapore.. Honestly, planning a wedding is not as tedious as many will envision.. the logistics part as well as the conceptualization part is something I love to do...I love to create, and I love to see couples enjoy the creations, and guests having fun being themselves in a wedding..
but I have to say, the most challenging part of a wedding planner for me, is sometimes having to be a mediator, a therapist and a counseller between couple and families.. and learning to manage all the differences and personalites is something I used to stay away from.. But today, I have begun to enjoy the process and learning to laugh over it...

I used to think only Asian are particular abt traditions, superstitions, obligations and are conscious of how their guests perceive their weddings.. the truth is this is a universal fact of all weddings, regardless where you come from. When Mary mentioned abt her having to even take time to attain her psychology educations, to further equip herself in her role as a planner, I was indeed surprised.. when she finally relates and shares how as a planner, she often have to manage the different expectations, tensions and anxieties, and how she often become the calming influence to the couple and families.. I simple smiled.. I am learning and realising that of my role as well...

I came to a conclusion.. All parents want the best for their children and all couples want the most beautiful wedding they can remember.. and marrying the two is a learning & discovery process.
everyone has his or her expectations.. but everyone need to learn to let go of his/her expectations and choose to realise that weddings is not just a showcase, it is a celebration of love and union of 2 families.. and the earlier we understand the latter, the quicker we learn to enjoy the wedding..

So my 2 cents worth for you as couple and family members is : Plan well, Rest well.. and Determine to enjoy yr wedding to the fullest... simply because you have taken so much care in the planning to make this day memorable.... so having all planned, now is time to let go and celebrate, so that it will be truly memorable for you...

Comments

Heidi, MagnetStreet Weddings said…
Well said!