Wedding Planning: Create a Mission Statement

Common in corporations and non-profits, a mission statement acts as a way for a company to communicate its goals and values to clients and employees. A missions statement is also a great way to remind a company of the direction it hopes to follow and gives guidelines on how to get there. According to, "A mission statement defines in a paragraph or so any entity's reason for existence. It embodies its philosophies, goals, ambitions and mores. Any entity that attempts to operate without a mission statement runs the risk of wandering through the world without having the ability to verify that it is on its intended course."

If a mission statement is intended to help as a reminder of the direction of goals – why not create a mission statement for your wedding to help you stay focused? The act of writing down the exact goals and objectives for your wedding helps you to really focus on what's important (and what's not).


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Here's an easy starting point – just fill-in-the-blanks:

I want my wedding to feel like [this] and I want it to look like [this] and I want to feel [this] after it is over.

For example: "I want my wedding to feel like a party and I want it to look like it an elegant garden tea and I want to feel elated after it is over.

Put your mission statement in your wedding planner, on a Post-it on your computer, or taped to the fridge. When you start to feel overwhelmed, confused, or stressed out – read your mission statement. Let it calm you and direct you on your ultimate goals.