you are engaged
WHAT A SPECTACULAR SEASON OF LIFE YOU ARE EMBARKING ON
The Wedding Guide is an A-Z wedding planner. Intertwined with devotion, The Wedding Guide is filled with inspiration building, tactile planning, and etiquette tips. You are guided on the process of how to simplify your wedding planning and create meaningful intentions.
I've been there. I've witnessed the rabbit hole of the wedding industry where your story gets lost in translation as you begin to play the comparison game. This planner defeats that. The entire root is based on telling YOUR story through mindfulness and sincerity.
The Wedding Guide is for the bride and groom wanting to savor the season of engagement, enjoy the process of wedding planning, and ultimately celebrate their story and sacrament of marriage. The Wedding Guide the couple celebrating their story of becoming one.
MEET, THE WEDDING GUIDE.
It's everything my 5+ years worth of clients wished they had from the beginning.
The Wedding Guide is fueled with purposeful planning – through inspiration building, open space, social graces, and perhaps most importantly, prayer. A devoted planner for a mindful marriage …because that’s what it’s all about, right? The marriage? This planner exists to honor your season of engagement as you mindfully orchestrate your wedding - the ultimate “story of us.”
-An entire introduction that, by its end, will solidify the visual aspects of your wedding ...a live mood board, if you will.
-Guided prayer prompts that will engage you in moments of prayer for your engagement and your marriage.
-Dedicated chapters that break up and define your engagement into four quarters with guidance on what you should focus during each respective quarter.
-Complete A-Z etiquette guide - from tips, vendor questions, stationery etiquette, and more.
-Special section for recording wedding gifts (and thank you note tracking) and vendor contact information.
-Four downloadable resources for:
+ budgeting generator and expense tracking
+ an "at a glance" one page wedding planner
+ the ultimate guest list tracker
+ stationery etiquette cheat sheet
-cover | linen hardbound book with white foil stamping
-product dimensions | 7 x 9.25" inches (177.8mm x 234.95mm)
-interior | black and white pages
-details | double ribbon markers
Figuring out how to solidify the perfect vision for my clients (or any life project of mine) is always step one. I realized my process became a need for the newly engaged. Just like any well-known brand, an interior designer's mood board, or you guessed it - a wedding, the same series of steps are universal - and I'm sharing my secrets with you.
IF YOU ARE:
an engaged bride-to-be, groom-to-be, mother, father, sister, brother, wife, friend, cousin, wedding industry guru, or human
THEN THIS IS FOR YOU
WHAT THOSE ON THE INSIDE ARE SAYING:
"this would be perfect for my sister ....who (shhh) is about to be popped the question."
"this is officially going to be my go-to congrats gift to anyone who gets engaged."
"I needed this SO badly when I was engaged."
SINCE YOU'RE PROBABLY IN PLANNING MODE
PICK YOUR FAV & PIN FOR LATER
OH and one more thing!
You’ll have me in your inbox checking up on you, reminding you of your next to-do’s to avoid overwhelm …because every wedding has something. I’ll be sending tips, tricks, hacks, and my favorite online vendors (worth it in and of itself, y’all).
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
answered from the author
I HAVE A CRAZY DEMANING SCHEDULE. I JUST DON'T SEE MYSELF USING A PLANNER. I THINK I'LL WING IT.
This is EXACTLY why you need this planner. It would be fabulous if you had a free schedule or took a sabbatical during your engagement right! Think of the productivity!! But for most, me included (bills have to get paid y’all), that’s just not possible, amiright?
The Wedding Guide breaks up your planning into quarters and lets you know WHAT you should (and shouldn’t) focus on and WHEN. Because busy lives and schedules are demanding enough. Taking small and easy steps throughout the process will avoid stress and procrastination.
I JUST NEED A BLANK NOTEBOOK OR JOURNAL. WEDDING PLANNERS ARE SOOOO INTIMIDATING AND JUST TOO MUCH!
Girl. PREACH!! I am the one who designs my own daily planner because I just haven’t found one yet that fits MY life and schedule!
I took a survey from my past 5+ years worth of brides ...plus any bride that had the time to listen to me. They ALL said the same thing - that their planners were overly directional and too intimidating.
Which is why I say The Wedding Guide is “planner meets journal meets sketchbook...” Like I mentioned, there are four chapters that break up the respective length of your engagement into four quarters. Each of these chapters are introduced with an overview of what you should focus on with a blank slate for you to create your own “master” quarter list.
The remaining section of each chapter is filled with ...get this... BLANK SPACE. Both lined and blank pages ...enough for you to create weekly task lists to break down those quarters!
Now, some say blank space can be intimidating. If you’re a list-maker like me, you’ll love how SO NOT intimidating this planner is ...promise!
WHAT IF I'M NOT CREATIVE? THIS LOOKS LIKE A PLANNER FOR CREATIVE PEOPLE.
First of, my darling, you are. But let’s go ahead and assume you think that crafting or drawing or anything of the sorts is just not your cup of tea. I get that.
You are encouraged throughout this planner to use your imagination which simply means honing in on your vision and purpose for your wedding and marriage (and it certainly doesn't mean you have to draw anything).
Business consultants, lawyers, office managers, nurses, realtors, accountants, and other “non-creative” types have found their way in my inbox and together, we’ve created some dreamboat stationery. Like I’ve said, THEY have been the number one cheerleading squad for this planner and have helped me build it for you.
Trust me, if they can dip a toe into these parts of the ocean, you can too!
I'M HIRING A WEDDING PLANNER ...SO I'M GOOD.
You definitely have an advantage there, sure. You’ve got your personal wedding concierge on tap and can delegate all the things from day one.
However, what would you say if I told you I had a ton of wedding planners that are buying these planners - bulk style - to gift their clients a wedding gift so you guys can plan simultaneously? Taking a leap and investing in hiring a wedding planner (the human kind) is ALWAYS something I’ll recommend. Because who doesn’t love a helping hand?
However, take it from me and all of my industry leading wedding planners - THIS wedding planner (the non-human, book kind) is a second tool in your arsenal that will clear the water, air, and your calendar.