Create a Wedding Planning Canvas 

For this exercise, we borrowed from Roman Pichler’s Product Vision Board (which is used for software products). We’ve adapted his grid into this Wedding Planning Canvas.

Print out the canvas, and work with your partner to complete it as best you can (you may not be able to fill out every section just yet). Then, share your canvas with friends and family, and have conversations with them about how they’d like to be involved. If there’s a discrepancy—say one of your parents wants to be involved in more decisions than you’re comfortable with—the canvas gives you an avenue for surfacing those issues and having an open and honest conversation early on. You could also mark your calendar to revisit the canvas on a regular basis.

Download the Wedding Planning Canvas