Celebration or Crisis – part 1. – The Marriage proposal!

Celebration or Crisis –

both are life lessons to share with others.

We all go through Life Stages which deserve some celebration and ceremony.   However if these stages are not manged well then the result may be crisis and more unexpected challenges and unplanned changes.

Hopefully we can adapt to change well and enjoy the experience of each life stage change.   The experience will be a life lesson. We will learn what works well or we will learn what others should avoid.  Either way as we look back on life it will be a treasure chest of life lessons.

When you think of a gift to give to some one at Christmas, the most sincere and significant gift may the gift of honestly sharing your life lesson with others and then offering them some relevant advice which may lead them through their changes to have a celebration and not a crisis.

Gift of a Good referral.

When some one is making a decision to get married, there are a myriad decisions to be made from decorations to the date of the wedding.   These decisions may lead to a great celebration or a family crisis.   If you have been through the wedding ceremony then you probably have some funny stories to share and some things that you wish that you had done differently. Fortunately after the mess is cleaned up, we can re-frame the experience in our mind as life lessons to share with others.

So now with wisdom gained from your personal experience,

What would you advise some one who is going to get married soon? 

This Christmas you may be attending Christmas parties for your company business associates and other parties for the family that you have not seen since last year.    One of the main conversation starters will be the happy news headlines that some one is getting married.   There will probably be some one at the party who is showing off a new piece of jewelry announcing their engagement and future wedding ceremony.   What will you say?   Will you have a funny story to share or will you share a good piece of advice to help lead to a great celebration and avoid a crisis?

A life lesson that we want to share is the benefit of building a support team.    Every plan goes better with a team to help with the planning, preparation and the party.   We encourage you to to give of a good referral to the people making the decisions to lead them to build a support team that helps them enjoy their celebration and avoid a crisis.

A little bit of planning and prevention is better

than a lot of clean up and correction.

We all need to build a support team –

BEFORE – the big life stage change event happens.

If you hear of some one who is going to get married this year, then please share some of the following referrals as relevant.

  1. Pre-marriage financial counseling and Budget counseling –
    •  Tania McGuire Spears  is a bookkeeper and her husband, an independent financial planner –
    • Call 403-831-7821
  2. Life Insurance:
    • Michael Spears, an Independent Life Insurance Broker @ National Best Financial Solutions –
    • Call 403-831-7820.
    • www.nbbn.ca
  3. Wedding photos in Calgary or any special destination
  4. Cosmetics
    • Krista Brown of Younique Cosmetics –
    • 403-400-0613
  5. Dress and accessories
    • Condredge Dole of Wedding Recycle
    • – http://wedding-recycle.com
  6. Travel plans
    • Allan Marston of Trinity World One –
    • 587-888-0283
  7. Travel Health Insurance
    • Michael Spears a Rep with TIC travel insurance
    • – 403-831-7820

call Kerry George  @ 403-397-1909, the owner of the CIBN business network – For a referral to other professionals in the CIBN business networking groups for a professional such as:

  • Minister with a church building
  • Pre-marriage counselor
  • Musician and DJ
  • Gift Registry
  • Invitation Printer
  • Florist and Decorations
  • Limousine Driver
  • Tuxedo Rental
  • Bride Dress sales
  • Caterer
  • Carpet Cleaner
  • Daycare and a hotel for visiting family
  • Party place for the bachelor party?

With this list of ideas, hopefully you are able to help your friends and family with a relevant referral, and let them build a team that supports them before the change and sets them up for success in their future.

Thank you

Tania Spears



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