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The MBA Bride | August 22, 2017

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Keep your eyes on the prize: 3 crucial questions to set your wedding vision

Eyes PrizeYour vision for your wedding is most likely the most crucial element of wedding planning. Stephen Covey’s The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is a fabulous book that applies to business and weddings as much as it does life in general. Covey harps on the importance of vision in the second chapter of his book – Begin with the end in mind.

So here’s the gist of it: Covey says that all things are created twice – once in your minds eye and once in reality. Covey also argues that most failures occur because the initial vision is incomplete. Are you seeing how this applies to wedding planning yet?

Here are some critical questions you should ask yourself about your wedding vision:

  1. What do I want this wedding to be? Some possible answers: the event of my lifetime, a low-key event surrounded by friends, a highly spiritual time, a ho-down shin-digger that guests will never forget, a relaxing vacation experience surrounded by friends.
  2. What are you and your fiance about? Does our wedding reflect our values? Some possible answers: we’re sports fans, we love to travel, we are centered in our families, we are religious, we love to party, we are outdoorsy.
  3. What is at the center of your wedding? Duh, you and the hubster. But after you, what is the event based around? Some possible answers: food, music, religion, venue space, drinks, children.

But here’s the thing, ladies. Although its crucial to begin with the end in mind, you can also progress with the end in mind as well. Your vision may change over time, but constantly returning to these three questions will help you to constantly review and evaluate your vision leading to a successful nuptial celebration.

Looking for the next step? These fundamental questions will help you to formulate a more pronounced creative brief, which will help those people who are involved in your wedding planning understand what is in your mind’s eye as well.

What other questions will help brides establish their wedding visions?

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