In the whirlwind of planning, it is easy to get lost in it all. It is easy to make sacrifices, settle, or do things you normally wouldn’t do. This blog post is meant to encourage you to honour yourself on your special day. Here are 3 ways you can honour yourself on your special day.
1. Putting yourself first is not selfish. It is self-love.
This is YOU and YOUR PARTNERS’ day. Nobody else’s. Planning a special day can really help you to walk in boldness and confidence to set boundaries, especially with friends and families. One of the greatest ways you can honour and love yourself and your partner is by putting your needs and desires and dreams first. Especially on such a special day of your lives.
2. Don’t do ANYTHING out of obligation.
On that same note, if you are going to set and stick to boundaries on any day, it should especially be the day you get married. Doing something out of guilt, obligation, shame or judgment is simply not the vibe.
There will be a lot of opinions on what people think you SHOULD do, but the truth is, you have a choice on which opinions you agree with and which ones you don’t. Even loving people, in all of their excitement, can overstep or cross lines, not because they are intending to be harmful, but because they don’t know what’s best for you.
On this day, only do things because it is part of your dream coming true.
3. On a more practical note, stick to your budget.
Sticking to your budget is one of the best ways you can honour yourself. You may think splurging will make it worth it, and let’s be honest, sometimes it does. But giving yourself the gift of being in debt is not really what anyone would want. Don’t walk into your marriage with credit card debt because you overspent on details you may or may not remember. It is more important to prioritize things, such as a photographer or the outfits, rather than smaller details that can go unnoticed. Ask yourself if it is a need or want, and then figure out which wants are non-negotiable and which ones are.
I hope this blog post was helpful in giving you some ideas on ways you can honour yourself on your special day. If you need any advice or someone who has been there to give you some guidance, get in touch! I’d love to help you make your dream day a reality.