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How to Survive Wedding Planning

The ring is on the finger. The woman is digging that little treasures she’s waited patiently for. flashing it to her female colleagues. The man is proud of himself. You and your partner have let the world know via social media that you’re getting hitched. And your family and friends have congratulated you or jokingly said how crazy you are. We got that outta the way now comes-yes you guessed it- the planning. Assembling your wedding party; sending invites; saving up money; looking for a venue; looking for a good honeymoon spot. How am I supposed to survive all this, you’re probably asking yourself. My friends, why don’t we find out together.

Prayer

“Dear Lord,

Please continue to be with me and my fiancée as we plan. Help us not to get overwhelmed. May we get something done, while at the same time enjoying ourselves. Let us have a successful relationship and marriage. Thank you for everything you do for us. In Jesus‘s name I pray. Amen.”

In case you have never prayed or are unsure of how to do so when about to do some wedding planning, this is an example of how I pray whenever my fiancée and I are about to discuss wedding topics. Each time I go to my knees I feel like my future wife and I will get something done or at least just enjoy each other’s company when we discuss our big day. May trusting in Christ be an assurance as you and your fiancée/fiancée discuss your big day.

Write Things Down I don’t care how good your memory is. Tap that notes apps on your phone/iPad or grab a pen/pencil and some paper and jot it all down. Your brain can’t possibly juggle all the people on your guest list; the dollar amounts; to-do lists; locations; the dates; and wedding vows during this period.

Laugh Humor is one of many medicines that eases our head during stressful times. Let’s see what I can laugh about:

– I’m already jamming to a couple songs on my reception playlist

– From what I can gather nobody in my wedding party dances. I might have to show these dudes a thing or two.

-I thought a ‘venue’ was a fancy word for ‘menu’.

-Until a couple months ago I didn’t know you could buy both the engagement ring and wedding band at the same time.

-If you remember right I proposed at the coffee shop I first met up with Courtni. Before I proposed my parents were supposed to meet me there, but ended up going to the wrong coffee shop.

Take a break From what I’ve gathered a lot of women dream a good portion of their lives about their special day. But contrary to what men may think, even the women grow a little weary of wedding talk just as much as men do. With how much preparation goes into the big day as well as the honeymoon, it’s easy for all of that to be the majority of discussion every week. You and your partner have the right and need to rest from the planning. After all we’re talking a major life decision. It’s not like changing a field of study or buying a new car. It is another person you are planning to be with permanently. Go out on a breakfast date; have a movie night; stroll hand in and hand on a walk; take a mini vacation; or just sit together on the porch reminiscing about how life was for the two of you before you leveled up to fiancée and fiancé.

It’s About You Two It’s okay to take your mind off your guests, as well as as those on both sides of the family . They’re getting fed and possibly even getting a little buzzed during the reception. This is about you and your partner wanting to do what you want. Throughout the planning you must ask yourselves, Is this what we want?.

The final piece of advice which I conclude with is to think about the end result, which is more than just the venue; the catering; photography; looking great in your wedding attire; etc. The end result which keeps you smiling and pushing through each item on your checklist is you getting to spend the rest of your days with the one person who has been with you through this whole journey.

Congratulations to you, and may God keep you and your partner level headed on this path.


By David Harris

I was born on January 31, 1992. I graduated from Austin Peay State University in December 2015 with a B.S. My major was Communications, with a concentration in Print & Web Journalism. My minor was English, with a concentration in Creative Writing. Writing is my passion. I’m a book lover. I prefer to to be called a Booklion rather than a bookworm. Why- lions are mightier.
My first love is Jesus Christ. I was raised in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. No we are not a cult. We are Christians who worship on Saturday.
I have been stuttering since I was four, but through Christ I have persevered through it and will continue to do so. I’m not thing with Him.
Singing is another passion of mine. God blessed with me with the gift of song, which I am grateful for.

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