I enjoyed a relaxing time off over the holidays and had a great time filling my free time with Pinterest wedding searches, sappy Hallmark movies and Say Yes to the Dress episode marathons!
With all of the romance in the air, I have been thinking a lot about the importance of wedding prep and what that means for a long and happy marriage. Why I love wedding planning so much is because it’s so much more than planning that one day; you are planning the rest of your life! This quote stands out to me:
“The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It’s a choice you make–not just on your wedding day, but over and over again–and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife.” – Barbara de Angelis
Now that I’ve been married (almost) three years, I am reminded of a few key things and I hope they can encourage you, too.
Marriage is a gift. Marriage is long lasting. And you are entering into a partnership for the rest of your life with your love and your best friend. That’s the best part and all that really matters!
If you’re newly engaged, make sure you (try to) enjoy the planning process as you lead up to your big day. It will get chaotic and stressful but it will be a day that will kick off the next season of your relationship. Don’t lose sight of your “forever” by getting ok wrapped up in the details and remember that you’re both on the same team.
Most importantly… be kind to one another, show your appreciation for your partner in big and small ways, and never stop dating.
I am looking forward to kicking off 2018 and will see you back here every Saturday with new wedding blog posts!
Girl with a Diamond Ring