My husband and I recently celebrated our two year wedding anniversary! It has been such a special time for the both of us and I am so thankful to have him as my life partner. It seems odd to me, sometimes, though, that even after two years I still have such a deep passion for weddings. I started this blog just a few months ago (along with my Instagram channel) as a way to serve as an outlet and side-hobby to showcase my love for weddings.
I have enjoyed this process so much because it’s helped me to continue to tap into this passion and tie it to content that I think (and hope) will help other brides planning their big day. Weddings are such a special time in a woman’s life. And if it’s like mine was, both you and your husband will be able to look back on the big day (and months leading up to it) with fond memories.
Weddings are a happy day. They are a fresh start in a couple’s life together. And it allows you to step into a brand new role as a wife or a husband.
When a woman is newly engaged, I often provide these 5 tips based on everything I learned planning my wedding.
- Challenge tradition. Hold tight to the traditions that are important to you as a couple, but don’t do something just because everyone else does it.
- Remember to ENJOY the process of planning and being engaged. It will get extremely stressful at times, but it’s important to step back and remind yourself that this season will only happen once.
- While most of the planning is focused on the big day, some of your fondest memories might surprise you (ie like a rehearsal dinner or bridal shower.) Make sure to enjoy these prepping activities, too.
- Try and find ways to drown out the noise. The second you get engaged, you will get a TON of opinions (welcome or unwelcome.) Make sure you take everyone’s advice with a grain of salt, and take time listening to the people whose opinion you really value. Otherwise, it’s easy to get really confused because of conflicting opinions. And at the end of the day, what do you want?
- I’m sorry to say this but I feel like it needs to be said. Don’t be a bridezilla. You will have moments of intense pressure and will need to make a lot of decisions in a short time, but remember that the people around you love you and want you to be happy. More importantly, do not take it out of your groom. You want the planning process to be a special time and to (more importantly) start off your marriage feeling like a team.
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