5 Tips for Brides
Years ago, my roommate was engaged for a year and a half. For 18 months our apartment was covered in magazines and tulle samples, lists and favors. Eventually the day came and it was lovely. As I walked out of the sanctuary behind the bride and groom the groom looked at his watch, turned to me and said, “Over a year of planning for 32 minutes. I thought it would last longer.”
His experience is a common one. There is a great deal of expectation that goes into planning a wedding. Not only are you and your fiancé changing your lives forever, you’re trying to balance your own dreams, your parents’ dreams, tradition and a budget. No wonder it can seem overwhelming.
Take control. Remember, it’s your wedding. And, hopefully, it’ll be the only one you ever have. So take control and don’t let well-meaning relatives push you around. Pray for strength, guidance, and peace of mind to help you enjoy your wedding day like you should.
When my brother got married he was barefoot, wearing board shorts and smiling from ear to ear. He and his bride walked in to the ceremony together, hand in hand. For them it was a fitting expression of what was about to occur. The wedding was not formal, but it was sacred and it was totally theirs. This wedding day is yours, both of yours. Make sure you don’t get lost in the shuffle.
Counselors have been telling couples for years “make sure you spend more time planning for your marriage than you do planning the wedding” and that’s still great advice. If you are getting ready to walk down the aisle, download a free copy of our Ebook for Brides. It’s full of marriage planning tips along with the some great ideas for the day itself.
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