It's easy to lose sight of the sacredness of marriage in our modern world of Vegas wedding chapels, civil marriage, same-sex "marriage", and Desperate Housewives! As the saying goes; 'First comes love, then comes marriage' Are the two seperate? Do we lose sight of the love when we begin the planning?
We shout, we cry, we plead and we laugh. Just a few of the emotions felt by us brides during the emotional rollercoaster that is planning our wedding. You realise your husband-to-be may be more
than a little colour blind when you send him into the shops to retrieve some burgundy coloured card to make your place settings. Not only does he ignore this grand gesture to save some pennies, he comes back with what can only be described a pink paper!'Are you studid?' I hear you bellow to him while wiping the tears from the now tear stained mass booklets which were also delivered one day late(although four weeks before the wedding!)
It's time to sit down and re-assess your priorities ladies...yes, you too! What exactly is the most important thing to you when getting married?For most of us, we are so caught up in dresses, flowers and cake we lose sight of how we got there in the first place. Agonies of thought are put into planning your big day, yet remember, when it's all over all that effort will be just a memory. However, you will be left with the love of your life (unless you perhaps inevitably scare him into becoming a
priest!) so start focusing on the real issues, like your marriage.
When you are in the throes of planning a wedding it's often difficult to take the time to project into an unknown future. Marriage is a sacred vow that millions of us commit ourselves to. It means so much – you have a partner for life that will endure the ups and downs by being by your side.
You’ve entered the commitment based on love, respect, adoration and friendship, but through the months before your committment we may lose sight of how important it is to maintain our relationship. Worse yet, we may lose sight of what got us to this point in the first place.
This doesn’t mean that women should be the only ones concerned about what their spouse needs out of a relationship – this should be a reciprocal process. But, what you may find out is your man's wants may not be too different from your own wants and desires. (Yes, he does like burgundy!)
Talk to your man! Let him share your joy at finding the perfect dress, if we let them in on our little secrets in advance, they are pretty smart creatures, and will adapt (most of the time!)
Perhaps he genuinely did not know what the colour burgundy was.
It is most important to compromise. Wedding planning can bring out the spoilt child in all of us. We need to control this and remember that the budget is there for a reason. So, even if you can't have those
Jimmy Choo shoes you've been dreaming off, your man can have a ferrari to drive him to the church. This SHOULD make you equally if not more happy!
Always keep your ultimate goal in mind; to marry the man you love and live happily ever after. Focus on this goal when things seem difficult and you need something to diffuse your anger.
What I have said to you is important. It is not that it is revolutionary, just perhaps that it is sometimes forgotten.
Remember: 'LOVE CONQUERS AL