What Now? This is the question that everyone is asking themselves as we venture into another year affected by COVID-19. We knew that 2021 would still not be "normal", but will it be "normal" enough to host the celebrations that so many of us have postponed?
Hi! Amanda here and it's been a minute since we have updated you on where Jesus and I are at in our wedding planning process. I think the title speaks for itself as we, just like so many, are asking ourselves: What Now?
To be honest there have been many different versions of our back up plan drafted. A long list of "if this happens we will.." and "if that happens we can..." and "if this and that work out then we will be good too.."
With so much still to be determined, the struggle in deciding what is the best, safest, and most solid plan to pursue can be maddening. Don't get me wrong, we know that starting our marriage is the most important thing, that the celebration comes second to our union. We are grateful for the fact that we got married last April and we wouldn't have done it any other way.
Here is what I can tell you, that even though I work in the industry it doesn't mean that I have all the answers for Jesus and I. To be totally honest, I find it hardest to decide what's best for us versus what I recommend to my clients.
So what do I do......?
I reach out, I talk to people that I trust, I talk to those in and out of the industry, I talk to family and to friends. Each person has their own perspective, but I find that by talking it through with others I start to think clearer on what I envision for the different versions of our day.
However, the most important person that I talk to is, of course, Jesus. Checking in with him regularly about our options, budget, details and newly narrowed guest list. Weighing our options, deciding what is important to us, and setting aside some basic parameters has allowed us to come up with a timeline and basic plan for when/if our backup plan becomes our new plan.
"We are healthy, we are safe, our family and friends are healthy and safe, and we are married. Those things that matter. The rest will happen and it will be perfect when it does."