10 Tips for Creating Good Karma at your Wedding

Everyone wants to have good karma at their wedding and for their marriage! Here are some tips from couples I have worked with and from my own experience, to help spread the good vibes.

1. Remember that you are not the centre of the universe  even though it is your wedding! A lot of people are involved in making your day fabulous. They all have busy lives and are finding time to do things for you and to support you. Appreciate their efforts and don’t make unrealistic demands. Don’t be like the bride who expected her friends and relations to cancel romantic dates and travel plans – and was very angry when they didn’t - so they could help her wrap wedding cake slices

2.  Be generous – but no need to be extravagant unless your budget stretches to it -  when it comes to helping people, especially vendors, with transport to the location of your wedding, or local accommodation if the venue is very far from where they live. They are making the effort of expertise, time and money to be there for you in every way. Penny-pinching is only being pennywise pound foolish.

3.  Treat everyone with courtesy. It is amazing how, when it comes to their wedding,  many usually perfectly pleasant and polite people lose their cool and start having meltdowns if everything isn’t done yesterday. They forget that their officiant or wedding planner or florist or dressmaker has other clients with weddings coming up.

4.Graciously accept offers of help so everyone in your circle has a stake in making your wedding wonderful.

5. If you are feeling super-stressed, take time out to breathe, have a massage, go for a walk with your fiancé/e, dog, friends or family

6. It’s difficult with so many details to attend to, but see if you can think about something other than your wedding for a few hours, and do something special for someone else.

7. Think about giving the flower arrangements at your wedding to a hospital or seniors’ residence after the reception. It will really make a difference.

8. Deliberately order extra food or arrange for leftover food to go to a shelter for the homeless, where it will be eaten and enjoyed.

9. Show your appreciation of everything that others do for you. A polite and gracious manner and masses of thank yous throughout the planning process, the lead up to and the actual day of the wedding, go a very long way to keeping everyone happy and onside. 

10. Tip your vendors on the day if you feel they have done an outstanding job and gone above and beyond. And there is nothing like handwritten thank you cards for making people feel appreciated!

Of course, there are no guarantees that if you do all or any of the above everything will be perfect on the day and ever after, but it’s worth a try!

Catherine Kentridge, Licensed Wedding Officiant 
Custom Wedding Ceremonies


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