Before the dress and veil. Well before the flowers and food. There is one key ingredient that will make or break any wedding day. Are you ready for it?
The couple must be in love.
Well, duh. Right? Isn’t that the reason for the wedding? But, think back to all of the weddings you have ever been to. Can you think of one or two events when maybe you weren’t totally sold on the success of the relationship? Perhaps you had a little gut feeling that the marriage wouldn’t last? Now, do you remember the celebration? I’m not talking about how beautiful it was, or how great the band was, but the feeling in the room. Was everyone fully celebrating? Probably not.
I have obviously been witness to more than my fair share of weddings. And I can confidently say, without hesitation, that the couple who is visibly head over heels in love with each other have the best weddings, regardless of what actually happens on the day of.
Because the rest of the stuff doesn’t really matter. People want to celebrate love! Guests want to rally around that blissful, heart eyed, make-out-all-the-time kind of love. They want to dance around it and catch a little hint of it for themselves. Haven’t you ever noticed that at the end of some weddings, you and your date can’t keep your hands off one another? You caught the love! Friends and family want to know that they are dancing their little hearts out for a genuine lovefest, and for a relationship they believe in too.
So, when I get asked the most popular question of all questions: what do you need to have the best wedding ever? My number one answer is always: first the couple must be undeniably in love. It’s a core necessity.
In my next post, I’ll fill you in on how to maximize the love energy at a wedding. There are some strategic implementations that can harness and amp up that “love is in the air” feeling. Stay tuned!