Wedding planning is crazy. It’s fun to look at venues, color swatches, and taste cake flavors. It’s also roller coaster ride of emotions, choices, and decisions. I remember. I was there not too long ago. And it’s easy to get caught up in the details and not see the big picture. I know there’s an idiom for this… is it “can’t see the forest for the trees”? That sounds right, I did say I was bad with idioms.
Here are a few tips to keep your focus of your wedding on marriage:
1. Let your groom help. While he might not be interested in picking out linens (he might!), he may want to have some input on the music or the cake. Cent did! Your wedding should be a reflection of the both of you, so make sure to keep him in the loop.
2. Ask your groom for his opinion. It’s easy to get caught up in what everyone else thinks and wants, your mom, his mom, your sister(s), your friends, and everyone else with an opinion. But at the end of the day it’s a union between the two of you, so make sure to ask your groom what he thinks!
3. Go on a regular date night. I used to think that date night was just for people with kids so that they could get away for an evening. Not so! Date night is important for every couple. Go to dinner, chat over dessert, and focus on each other. After a long week, it’s so nice to sit across from your fiance/husband/spouse and just spend time together.
4. Make your big decisions together. Marriage 101. After you’re married you’ll have a lifetime of decisions (big and small) to make together. I think this was one of the big ones I hadn’t really thought about prior to getting engaged. I was so accustomed to making decisions based on what was best for me. Now, we make decisions on what is best for “us”. Start early and make the big decisions together.
Remember that at the end of the day, the wedding will be over and you’ll be married to your best friend, your confidant, the one you love.
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