September 09, 2022
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🙈 If you’re currently planning a wedding, you don’t wanna do these things.
💗 Ignore others’ opinions and thrive, not just survive through the wedding details.
👰 Brides! Here are some ways to practice self-care while wedding planning.
💍 Get a glimpse at these must-know things before the wedding.
🤑 It’s possible to find ways to save money while planning your wedding yourself.
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plan a great wedding experience
When you dreamed about your wedding experience, did you ever think so many people would participate in the process?
Your mother is hurt because you aren’t wearing her wedding dress. The maid-of-honor has forgotten it is your wedding – not hers. Your fiancé’s family thinks the wedding plans are too formal. How will you choose two flower girls when you have six cousins who are the right age?
“These are the landmines that often hit brides out of left field,” says Elizabeth Thomas, co-founder of The First Dance.” After planning our wedding and finding out the hard way that lots of people had strong feelings about certain aspects of ‘our’ day, I wondered if there were other brides out there feeling the same way. I found out there were tons of them. My father and I decided to build this website to help engaged couples manage the people stress of wedding planning and have more wisdom to carry over to their marriage.”
Checklists can’t predict which wedding tasks or people in your life have an emotion, opinion, or stake in how to complete a task.
find your balance of quality time amidst the planning
You will be someone’s husband or wife. Take what you see from the research and practice this habit so that it becomes muscle memory for your marriage! Don’t let the quantity of time you’re spending together blur with the meaning of quality time with your fiancé.
Here are a few tips for finding your balance during the busy:
💛 Go over both of your schedules together. If you are making time to plan, to grocery shop, or to hang out with friends then you can surely make time to be intentional with your future spouse! Reallocate your time and try to spend time together at least once a week. P.S. Try your best to refrain from talking about the wedding during this time—unless it’s about how excited you are!
💛 Be intentional with your time. Now that you have carved out some precious time together, don’t waste it! Put up the screens and put in the effort. Talk about how you two can love each other well. If you don’t know what your love language is, take the test and find out. Enjoy falling in love with each other over and over again (as well as learning to love each other better and better.)
💛 Cultivate intimacy. To have intimacy you have to spend quality time together. There’s nothing like the feeling of being worth someone’s time and effort. When you pursue your spouse-to-be, you are communicating to them they are valuable and deserving of your love.
You have your life together ahead of you. Let’s start it out with some healthy habits and making sure your relationship is the priority.
what we’re lovin’
This week’s picks come from Kyle Richard, husband of 1.5 years to his wife Kristina, an avid board game player, and our new Marketing Strategist here at First Things First. Take a peek at his recommendations for this week because they are just THAT GOOD. Check ’em out 👀:
💬 Tying the Knot– Knowing the stresses and needs of your fiancé in a particular season is crucial. These are writing prompts and great questions that help start great conversations!
💛 The Secret to Success Is Who You Marry– This was an actual article my wife and I read while engaged. It reinforced the importance of being a team player. Also, an honorable mention is a card game entitled “Let’s Get Deep.” You can purchase online or through Amazon. This card game asks so many questions. Conversations saves nations! So the more you listen the more you learn
📗 The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work– This is one of my favorite books! This book teaches you so much and there’s an activity you have to do because it makes a huge difference in your understanding and communication. It’s called shipwrecked. The author’s research methods reveal the key to happy marriages as well as the detriments that lead to divorce.
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