This 2021 wedding season is bananas. B.A.N.A.N.A.S. And, from what I hear, 2022 is going to be just as intense. Stay with me here — Before you throw your hands up and say, I give up,” remind yourself that there are some lessons for you in this season. Swipe left to see the lessons I have to share.
This season says: “This is going to be the busiest wedding season ever!”
This busy wedding season may be just what you needed to elevate you and your business to a new level. Pay attention to the processes you implemented to help you carry out your wedding projects. Did you learn a new skill? Sharpen it and make it a specialty. Did you launch a new system? Streamline it with each wedding you take on.
This season says: “What's wrong with me? Everyone else is swamped, but I am not that busy at all.”
There are newspaper articles, blog posts and social media posts stating that 2021 and 2022 are the busiest wedding seasons ever since 1984. But, that isn’t the case for you. It doesn’t mean that anything is wrong with you — It’s just not your season. Use this time to grow. Hone your skills. Build your relationships. And, get yourself ready for when YOUR busy season comes.
This season says: “Good help is hard to find.”
This is a tough one because it’s hard to “see the beauty from the ashes.” But, I want you to pay attention to the staff or contractors who are with you instead of paying attention to the ones you don’t have with you. Did anyone step up when you needed them the most? Acknowledge their work, thank them, and praise them. Continue nourishing that working relationship because you want them with you in 2022.
This season says: “There is a shortage of everything.”
The 2021 wedding season presented creatives with the challenge of supply chain shortages. It forced us to work differently and sometimes, it forced us to work with people whom we’ve never worked with in the past. What are your take-aways? Do you have any lessons you can use going forward? Write them down and implement them in 2022.
Pretty soon, we will find ourselves on this other side of this challenging time. In the meantime, pay attention to the lessons. You will come out of this season stronger, smarter and ready to take on the next season.
Love and Soul Always, Kawania