Getting married can be one of the most wonderful, exciting and magical times in a couple's lives. The event itself, however, can bring with it lots of stress, pressure and even a little chaos. Surviving up to and through the big day will likely be one of the first major challenges a couple will face together, but it will not be the last.
Marriage is (or can be) a wonderful story of love, respect, honesty, trust and compromise. When these five virtues of a successful marriage are brought into every aspect of a couple's lives together, getting through anything is possible. When they're not, the results can be less than desirable.
Learning to thrive off these five things comes naturally to some couples, but may take a little practice for others to successfully employ. When they are put into action, there's almost nothing a couple can not accomplish together.
When the five virtues are held to tightly, even wedding planning and getting through the ceremony, honeymoon and the years ahead will be much easier. Sure, there will be bumps in the road, but the couple that cleaves to their love for each other while maintaining respect, honesty, trust and a willingness for compromise will likely make it through the long haul.
Still, there are a few other tips, tricks and secrets that can help make getting through the wedding planning and the big day itself a little easier. Make no mistake, there will be lots to do and much to remember to plan a ceremony, reception and even honeymoon. When families and friends get involved in the act, the planning can become even trickier. Fortunately, there are things couples can do to help them along the way and get through every decision – big and small – with relative ease.
Taking the pressure off the big day itself is a bit more problematic. The desire to have everything "perfect" will no doubt be high, but there are little tricks that can help with this, as well. At this stage, it's important to remember the day really about the couple and not whether the cake arrives on time or if the flowers are perfect.
Concentrating on what is really important can help bring things into better focus. The wedding day is about proclaiming commitment and celebrating. It's not really about decorations, photographers or a run in a pair of pantyhose. Try to relax and enjoy.
Beyond the wedding, making sure a marriage goes as smoothly as life will allow is a function of the five virtues. When a couple works together as a team, it results in a combination that is very hard to beat. There are tips to help make this go a little more smoothly, as well.
Let's take a look at simple secrets and tips that can be coupled with the five virtues to help planning, the ceremony, reception and even in helping ensure the ensuing years are filled with fun and joy.