The other day, a young woman who used to read my old blog came across Hargraves Home and Hearth (which is great, seeing as how, with not remembering my old password, I couldn’t make a post on my old blog directing my readers to this one!). She mentioned that she is just over 40 days away from getting married. She is in the middle of wedding planning in addition to all the other duties of her daily life, and suggested that I do a post on the topic of wedding planning. I’m so glad she gave me this idea, as one's attitude as you approach wedding planning can greatly make or break the good memories you want to have of your engagement period, as well as greatly impact the first months of your marriage. What follows are a few lessons I learned over the months of our engagement, as well as some I wish I had fully grasped prior to the wedding. May they be a help and encouragement to you as you prepare for this incredibly important time of your life!
- Don’t focus so much on all the little details: remember that what is important is the marriage, not the wedding.
- Don’t get so wrapped up with looking forward to your wedding day that you forget the here and now.
- Make a budget for your wedding day and stick to it!
- While engaged, remember that you aren’t married and don’t act as if you are.
- Borrow, bargain-hunt, and barter! ;)