Abundant Competition


Abundant Competition

One Soul Awakening

What is competition in a world of abundance?

When I wandered around the Hamilton Wedding Show a few weekends back, I was surrounded by the crazy beautiful world of all things wedding. It’s a massive industry.  A beast. And with only a few areas: Officiant, Venue, Decor, Photographer, Attire and Flowers. Don’t be offended if I missed your expertise - I generally leave after the ceremony ;)

So with that in mind, how do we all “compete”?  I was asked while wandering around that day, who my competitors were.  And to be honest, it stumped me. I mean, yes, other wedding officiants.  But really, are we competing?

I can’t help but feel that we don’t need to compete. What I do may be the same service as another, however, they don’t have me.  And I don’t have them. I love that I attract a specific client. You draw what you project. Not every type of wedding is made for me, for my style.  And I’m totally ok with that! In fact, I kinda pride myself on that. And maybe that’s what sets me apart. I don’t want to please everyone, but for those that I do...I wanna knock their socks off!

Then it got me thinking about the world, population, and too many other things that make my head spin. And it made me think harder about abundance.  The fact that this planet is abundant and perfect and that we can each have everything we’ve ever wanted. And I do truly believe that. When we put our focus into what we want, I mean, what we REALLY want.  And we are clear with our thoughts, ideas and intentions, we will get exactly that. I can attest that it really does work that way.

And with that note, I don’t want to compete (tell that to my husband after a game of Monopoly!).  I am me, and I’m the only me out there. Can we all say that together now? Create what you want and go for it! Be clear, precise and thoughtful, and you’ll never have to use the word “competition”.  Because you’ll always have exactly what you are asking for.

Who's on trend?

What would you say the biggest wedding trend is right now? What would you say if I told you it really didn’t matter? And what would you say if I told you to go ahead and have the wedding you’ve always wanted?!   As much as I do love a good Pinterest board of wedding trends, I see a lot of couples stressing over little details or feeling pressured into making their day looking like something from a magazine.

I wanna tell you right now.  You don’t have to. You want a Star Wars themed wedding? Go for it! Love neon but blushes are all the rage? So what?!  You wanna get married in the Rockies? Call me! ;)

When I married my superstar hubby, we opted for Christmas because the whole place was decorated.  I didn’t have a colour, a wedding party, heck I barely remember what I even said during my vows. What I DO remember about that day though was the love I felt.  I danced my butt off to every song my husband lined up on the iTunes cue.

I’m not saying, don’t go all out on your big day.  I just want to tell you that it’s ok to do it your way.  Just do you, and remember what’s important! You’ve already hired the best decorator, let them worry about the details!

On another note, I REALLY want to see the decorators out there that are pushing the envelope! Let’s start getting creative and having some fun!  I mean, this IS the party of our lives, right? If I were to do it all over again, I would rent a carousel and turn the place into a mini theme park with a dance floor!  …...but who wouldn’t do that lol ;)

Just some food for thought!

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