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The Guest Book Podcast - EP014 - The WPC Key Elements - Decision Making - PT2

July 18, 20236 min read

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing." - Theodore Roosevelt

The Guest Book Podcast - EP014 - The WPC Key Elements - Decision Making - PT2

Welcome, lovely brides & grooms-to-be! I know how important your wedding day is to you, and I understand that decision-making can sometimes feel like a maze. But fear not! In this blog post, I'll guide you through the process of making confident and authentic decisions for your big day. So, grab a cup of tea, find a cosy spot, and let's dive right in!

First and foremost, there are two critical questions that you must ask yourself as you embark on this wedding planning journey.

1. What level of detail are you comfortable sharing about your wedding and plans with others?

2. How many individuals do you envision involving in the wedding planning process, if any? Remember, involvement does not necessarily require sharing every minute detail with them.

Determining the answers to these two questions will enable you to establish clear boundaries and maintain focus on essential aspects. It will also assist in staying on track even when others' opinions may try to sway you.

For a more in-depth exploration of these questions and other valuable insights, be sure to check out this week's episode by clicking on the link below.



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Here are some handy tips.

1. Embrace Your Inner Visionary: When it comes to decision making, the most crucial aspect is to tap into your inner visionary. Close your eyes and envision your dream wedding. How do you see yourself walking down the aisle? What colors, themes, or locations resonate with you? Unleash your creativity and allow yourself to dream big. Remember, this day is about you and your partner, so embrace your unique style and desires.

2. Master the Art of Boundary-Setting: Wedding planning often comes with well-intentioned family and friends who want to be involved. While it's lovely to have support, it's important to set boundaries. Determine how much you want others to know about your wedding and who you want involved in the decision-making process. Some tasks or bookings can be delegated, but not every detail needs to be shared. Discuss these boundaries with your partner to ensure you both are on the same page.

3. Journal Your Way to Clarity: Journaling can be a powerful tool in your decision-making arsenal. Grab a beautiful notebook and pour your thoughts onto the pages. Jot down your hopes, dreams, concerns, and any questions that arise during the planning process. Journaling allows you to articulate your desires, gain clarity, and stay focused on what truly matters to you. It's like having a conversation with your inner self and guiding you towards the perfect choices.

4. Trust Your Gut Instincts: In a world filled with endless options and opinions, it's easy to get overwhelmed. Remember to trust your gut instincts. You know yourself and your partner better than anyone else. Pay attention to your inner voice, that little feeling in your gut that nudges you in a certain direction. Whether it's choosing the right venue, photographer, or even the size of your guest list, trust that you know what's best for you and your love story.

5. Seek Advice from the Experts: While it's important to trust yourself, seeking advice from experts can also be invaluable. The Wedding Planning Collective is here for you! Our website is a treasure trove of insider tips and expert advice. Sign up to become a member and gain access to a community of like-minded individuals who are also in the process of planning their special day. Ask questions, share ideas, and gather inspiration. We're just a click away!

6. Embrace Options and Quotes: When it comes to suppliers, vendors, and wedding venues, having options is key. Reach out to multiple suppliers and gather quotes. This not only helps with comparing prices but also ensures preparedness in case a backup plan is needed. Having choices empowers you to make informed decisions and select the perfect fit for your vision. You deserve the best, so explore your options!

Making decisions for your wedding day should be an exciting and enjoyable experience. When you trust your inner visionary, set boundaries, journal for clarity, trust your instincts, seek advice from experts, and embrace options, you'll navigate the decision-making process with confidence. Remember, this day is about celebrating your love story, your dreams, and your vision. So go forth, radiant brides, and create a wedding that is uniquely and authentically yours.

Taking It Further: Bring your vision to life with your own Bespoke Wedding Brand

If you're eager to learn how to transform your vision board into a unique wedding brand that captures your essence, I invite you to join my FREE Masterclass. In this exclusive session, we'll dive deeper into the art of curating a cohesive and personalized wedding experience, from branding to beyond.

FREE Masterclass: Create your own bespoke wedding brand

Starting Tuesday, 8th August, we'll be diving into a week-long journey together. But here's the best part: you can participate at your own pace! No stress, no scheduling conflicts – just pure inspiration delivered straight to your inbox. Get ready to unlock your creativity and transform your vision into a breathtaking wedding brand that'll leave everyone in awe.

Picture this: a wedding that truly reflects your unique style and personality. We'll guide you through discovering your perfect color palette, selecting themes that speak to your heart, and crafting an ambiance that radiates elegance. Say goodbye to cookie-cutter weddings and hello to a celebration that's authentically YOU in every stunning detail.

But here's the catch: doors to this exclusive Masterclass close on Tuesday, 22nd August. This opportunity won't come knocking twice, so seize it now! Get ready to be inspired, encouraged, and supported every step of the way. Trust me, you've got this!

Are you ready to embrace your wedding vision and create an unforgettable day? Don't wait a moment longer. Sign up today and join our community of extraordinary brides who are ready to make their mark on the wedding world. Together, we'll make magic happen!


Watch full episode below ⬇️

Make sure to join us next week on The Guest Book Podcast as we delve into the next key element of The Wedding Planning Collective: Being True to Yourself. We'll provide insights and tips on staying aligned with your vision and desires throughout the wedding planning process. Until then, continue to dream, visualize, and diligently plan your extraordinary wedding journey!

Let me know which tip your found most helpful over on Instagram or if you want to be a guest on the Podcast CLICK HERE and I'll get back to you ASAP.

Until next time, happy wedding planning,


Kelly Jayne Gill is the Founder and Creator of The Wedding Planning Collective, The Guest Book Podcast and the Wedding Planning Membership Site The Academy.

Kelly Jayne Gill

Kelly Jayne Gill is the Founder and Creator of The Wedding Planning Collective, The Guest Book Podcast and the Wedding Planning Membership Site The Academy.

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