Wedding Anticipation—Make getting there at least half the fun!

Planning a wedding—or planning any large event for that matter—takes a lot of time and energy. The number of long to-do lists can be overwhelming at times. But you might find, like I frequently have with many experiences in my past, that the anticipation of the event is often as wonderful and fulfilling as the actual event. So why not make your year or 6-months or even 2-weeks of planning up to your wedding more fun? Here are some ideas to get you going.

Fun and colorful bowling ballsEmbrace the silly!
I am going on a limb here when I suggest you do some just-plain-silly things while planning for your wedding. How about throwing an impromptu party with your friends where you have to dress as your all-time favorite bride or groom? Or gather your family around and sing your favorite love song duets. Or go bowling with a group of friends while in costume. I am sure you can list at least 10 silly things you love to do.

Practice your dancing skillTango anyone?s!
I don’t mean take a ballroom dancing class at Fred Astaire Dance Studios (though that could be fun too). What I’m talking about is getting out your IPod and creating a wedding worthy playlist of songs to dance to. Be your own DJ and select all things danceable then let the music play and dance your heart out.

Skeeball!Can you say arcade?
Find yourself an arcade and let your pinball wizard out. Or maybe you prefer Dance Dance Revolution or Pump It Up (see dancing skills above ☺). Or one of my favs, Skeeball! Or climb aboard a Racing Car game and show off your nimble driving skills. Sure you might have a gaming console at home, but there is nothing like the energy and fun of an arcade. This has nothing to do with weddings, but it is fun!

Yummy cakeWedding cake contest!
What, you may ask, is that? Well, I just made it up but the idea is to have your own wedding cake tasting event. This is just for fun since you are gonna hire a professional baker for your wedding cake, right? So get your friends to come over, break out the cake baking ingredients (box cake mixes and pre-made frosting allowed) and bake. Make lots of different combinations of cake flavors with gobs of frosting in more flavors and let the tasting begin!

As I am writing this list, I realize that there is no reason why anyone—even if they aren’t planning their large wedding—should not take the advice of this blog and have more fun. We have plenty of heavy moments in our life that provide so much depth to life. Having fun also provides depth and meaning to life so go out and play! You will be rewarded with laughter and smiles.

What’s your favorite way to have fun? What silly things do you like to do? Tell us below in our comment section.

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XOXO Rachel

Published by Rachel Mueller-Lust

I'm a writer, executive & life coach, wedding officiant & Life-Cycle Celebrant®, psychologist, media researcher and teacher. I explore language, relationship & connection, living a fulfilling life and the beauty & wonder of the world.

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