With Thanksgiving just over a week away, it is not surprising that I have gratitude on my mind. I thought I would use today’s blog to first give thanks to all of the wonderful people in my life: my family, my friends, my cat 🙂 and all the beautiful and loving couples who I have had the honor to marry! You give me great love and support and delight and I am so grateful that you are in my life!
Being thankful for all that we have in our life and to others for their love and support is something that you can foster every day in your life. Yet it is easy to forget during the often-tumultuous time of planning your wedding that your parents, sister, bridesmaid and so many others could all use a “thank you”. Sure, it is a given that your wedding entourage is there to adore you and assist you, but I am certain that they would welcome being appreciated. Who wouldn’t? Here are 3 simple ways to give thanks to all those people who you are grateful for their support while planning your wedding.
#1. Just say thank you!
It is so easy and it goes such a long way when you say “thank you” to someone. Yes there are so many people you are dealing with when you plan your wedding, but it only takes a minute to say thank you. So right now pick up the phone and call someone you appreciate and give them a big thank you!
#2. Write a testimonial to express your gratitude.
Your wedding planner, Officiant, musicians, make-up artist, caterer—the list goes on—all rely on recommendations from clients who appreciate their work. Why not offer to write a testimonial that gives thanks to them and supports their efforts to get more clients like you? You will make them feel valued and you will also help their business.
#3. Give a big hug or kiss.
Showing your gratitude with love is a wonderful way to make sure the important people in your life know how grateful you are that they are there for you. Acknowledge your gratitude by showering them with lots of hugs and kisses! You will be rewarded with lots of hugs and kisses back <3.