Wednesday, November 24, 2010

What are you Thankful for?

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and I personally think it is very important to take pause and think about all you truly have to be thankful in your life. Me, I have a supportive family I can rely on in good times and bad, I am privileged to do work that I enjoy, and I am blessed to have my health.

This attitude of gratitude should definitely flow into your wedding planning. If you take a step back and look at all of the family and friends who are making this day possible, you will surely be overwhelmed by their love.

Be sure to take time to thank all of these special people. This should include your parents, siblings, bridal party and anyone who is contributing financial or emotional support.

There is no doubt that you have been experiencing your fair share of parties (engagement, bridal shower, bachelor/bachelorette, etc.). Take time at your rehearsal (or a special lunch or dinner if you won’t be having a formal rehearsal) to truly thank those who have made your day possible. It’s ok to spend more time on speeches at this party. This is also an appropriate time to present any gifts you’ve purchased.

On the big day you can put a note of thanks in your program, or give a short but heartfelt thanks during your reception. It would also be an appropriate time to thank your guests for attending.

Remember that your favors are one of the ways that you can show your guests appreciation. Put some thought into something they will enjoy or take away as a special remembrance from your wedding.

If you have guests traveling in from out of town for your wedding it is nice to have something for them at their hotel. You can typically coordinate this most easily if you have booked a block of rooms at one hotel for your guests. Something as simple as a short note, an itinerary of events, a bottle of water and a few snacks will go a long way in showing your guests that you appreciate them.

No matter the size, there is most certainly a team working together to plan your dream wedding. While they are doing it because they love you, everyone likes to feel appreciated.

May all of you enjoy Thanksgiving with your loved ones. I look forward to seeing your comments on what you are grateful for.

BBFN (Bridal Bliss For Now),

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