Skip to main content

A Wedding Is Only One Day - Strong Relationships, Part 1

It's so easy to become completely wrapped up by the process of wedding planning. Many of us begin dreaming about our wedding day from a very young age, and several years of hopes, wishes, and plans can create some pretty high expectations. By the time we actually do get engaged, our minds are practically bursting with ideas for creating the perfect "big day." 




In the midst of all the dress shopping, the appointments with the florist, and the gift registries, it's important to set aside to think about what a wedding really signifies. By saying "I do," you're pledging your life to your future husband. As a married woman, your life will no longer be completely your own. Your career, your family, your home... Every major aspect of your life will in some way be impacted by your emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and legal ties to your new husband.

Being married will impact your life in more ways than you can possibly imagine. All your future major life decisions must forever be made in conjunction with another person - all because you said, "Yes!" 

A wedding is only one day, but marriage is for life. There's nothing wrong with taking countless trips to the bridal shop and spending hours on Pinterest shopping for the perfect unique bridesmaid gift, but it's important not to let this whirlwind distract you from the true portents of marriage. 

Of course you want your wedding day to be absolutely marvelous, but you have to remind yourself that ultimately, your wedding day is just that - a day. Marriage, on the other hand, will hopefully be for life. As you plan your wedding, don't forget to set aside time to continue developing and strengthening your relationship with your fiance. Your wedding day will always be a constant source of joyous memories, but only if you and your new husband can maintain a strong, healthy connection.

How do you do that, then? How do you make time for each other in the midst of all the craziness of wedding planning?

Never fear! The team at WhereBridesGo.com has plenty of great ideas for helping you to strengthen and solidify your relationship. Watch for the second of this two-part blog series: "But Marriage Is For Life - Strong Relationships, Part 2." We'll be doing an entire blog feature on tips for securing a long-lasting, supportive, healthy relationship. 

See you next week!



~ The WhereBridesGo.com Team

Where brides go®  ... for what brides love!
Connect with WhereBridesGo.com online!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

5 Gorgeous Wedding Trends For 2018

One of our favorite things to find out when a new year rolls around is what types of items that brides and grooms will favor for the coming wedding season. Trends pop up every year, some brand new but often just a unique twist on a classic look, and WhereBridesGo.com has a few trends featured in today's blog that we expect to see used quite often this year. Our online wedding accessory store is a great place to find many of them!     



Woodsy is the New Rustic
Rustic weddings will never go out of style, but where lots of burlap and lace was the way to do it in the past, couples will be incorporating a lot more wooden elements into this type of wedding theme in 2018. There is a lovely many lovely ways to use wood in different areas of your wedding decor, and a woodgrain pattern would even look wonderful on your stationery.   



Wooden items look gorgeous on their own, and slabs of wood make excellent accent pieces for holding up centerpieces or wedding cupcakes. Winery weddings are anoth…

Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist

There's no need to be  overwhelmed with the thought of planning your big day. Sit down, take a deep breath, grab a cup of tea or a glass of wine and look over our popular 12-month planning guide. Planning a wedding is simply a matter of getting organized.
11-12 Months Before the Wedding Officially announce your engagement online and in your local paper. Decide on a time and date for the wedding. Decide style of ceremony (size, setting, formality, etc.). Contact a wedding officiate.
Arrange for your families to meet if they haven't met before. Develop a budget and decide who will pay for what. Begin compiling your guest list. Visit and reserve your reception venue.
9-10 Months Before the Wedding Order your wedding gown and determine who will make any necessary alterations.
Choose your wedding party. Decide on a color scheme (consider the reception site). Meet with potential wedding professionals for your ceremony & reception. Interview local videographers, …

Military Weddings

You've decided to have a military wedding—complete with all the pomp and circumstance such a formal affair entails. Here some tips on planning the wedding of your dreams that still conforms to longstanding military tradition and protocol.

Wedding Attire
The main difference between a military wedding and a civilian wedding is that the bride and/or groom will be in uniform. An officer or enlisted personnel in the bridal party wears uniforms that comply with the formality of the wedding and seasonal uniform regulations. For commissioned officers, the evening or mess dress uniform is equivalent to the civilian black tie. Commissioned officers who elect to wear a sword or saber with their uniform should stand to the left of the bride so as to protect her from the blade.

For enlisted personnel, dress blues or Army greens should be worn. Remember, never wear a boutonnière with a military uniform. Military ribbons or medals are the only adornments permitted on the uniform.

The bride who is in…