Thursday, December 4, 2008

Goals and Vision

(the very first inspiration board I ever made)

I have another confession to make. Before McG and I started talking about this wedding, hem hem REUNION, business on a daily basis I already had an idea that he was ready to propose. I've been ready for about eight years but he was taking his precious time. Then this past May my best friend came to visit. I had to work so she and McG spent the day hanging out and we all went out for sushi and booze that evening. Well, get a few cocktails into my dear lady friend and she will sell her nana out. No, she's a precious dear and I love her madly but she can't keep a secret to save her life. So she turned to me at the bar and whispered "He wants to marry you." I started looking at wedding blogs the next day and compiling my inspiration boards. I tend to get overly excited about things and jump right into the planning process. It's been a lot of fun and I love seeing shiny, happy people at their weddings.

So as far as our planning process goes we've talked about a few details but nothing major. I really like the philosophy over at 2000 Dollar Wedding.
Come up with your vision first:

"What do you want to think and feel about your wedding when it's all said and done?"

Then how you will know if that vision was acheived:

"What do you want your guests to think and feel about your wedding when it's all said and done?"

Last, focus on the nitty gritty:

"What are the smaller details that align with creating those feelings?"

Here is an idea of what I want to feel like when it's all said and done in picture form:

{images: I forget!; brides, Ruffledblog, offbeatbride}


heather said...

Those sound like excellent goals for your... reunion... :) Looking forward to watching the process!

Veiled Vows said...

Yeah, thank you! I can't wait to read your comments through the process! :)

Amanda said...

Much, much more impressive than my first inspiration board... by far. ;)

Anonymous said...

I secretly planned too before "officially" getting engaged! Love the board! Can't wait to see what else you come up with!