Well here we are. I'm finally getting to spill the beans, or is the saying now 'spill the tea' ??
Anyway The Bride Plan is finally here and I am so blooming excited to tell you about it! This has been a labour of love for a bout a year. From concept through to creation and now finally getting it out there for all you lovely brides to enjoy.
Let me give you a little back story and my WHY?
When I had my second child, I took some time out and did A LOT of thinking. And I started to realise how much I love to teach. I was an ice skating coach for over 12 years and helping people, teaching them to help them improve, grow as a person and better their skills was something I loved so dearly. I also realised I was good at it (its taken me a long time to be confident enough to say that - damn you imposter syndrome!). Not everyone can teach. You may be really good at something, but translating it to other people is another skill all together and one I feel lucky enough to have.
So why am I telling you about how I love teaching? Well because along with my realisation of how I loved teaching I also realised a few other things. I went through a hard patch on maternity leave, suffered with a bit of what I now think may have been postnatal anxiety and overwhelm. I was planning my summer holiday childcare in February. Extreme much?! I was having to control so much, jus so I felt like I had a grip on life. It wasn't very fun. It surprised me ho it got me, as I've always thought I am a really strong minded person and that I'm very stable with my own mind. But added stress can creep up on you out of nowhere.
Again, why is this relevant to you? Well during this phase and all that thinking I was doing, I realised that this can actually happen to brides as well. It happens at some of the most stressful times in our lives. Having a child or perhaps the added stresses of planning a wedding. I didn't want brides to have to suffer from that, even just a touch of it, if there was something I could do to help or prevent it.
So from then on I started thinking, how can I help all brides? not everyone can afford to have a planner 1-1 for their whole wedding planning. In fact most can't, but they may want help. How can I continue working with my wonderful clients, but also help those that need a touch of support?
Well the long and short of it is, I created a YouTube channel, a facebook group which has over 300 brides to be in it and a mailing list of currently over 900 brides to be. And I help them weekly with little tips. But I wanted to do more.........
So with a lot of planning I have created something to help every bride through the whole of their planning and it's not just a checklist. I have created THE BRIDE PLAN.