As Matt and I celebrate the holidays by starting new traditions and traveling to see family, I'm re-reminded of all the reasons I wanted to tie my heart to Matt's at our wedding two years ago. This quote from Kelly Rae Roberts resonates with me: "i deeply believe that our hearts marry the hearts of people (friends, husbands, etc) who are meant to heal and nurture us in ways that nobody else can."
Sadly, planning a wedding can somehow manage to pull our attention away from the most important reasons for having that wedding in the first place. While Matt and I cherish our time with family and focus inward so we can set our intentions for the new year, I wanted to leave you with some posts to peruse. I'll be back at the start of the new year to continue the dialogue about how to have a meaningful and memorable wedding without losing our savings or sanity!
- Spend some time articulating a "Relationship Vision" to help prevent your wedding from overshadowing your relationship
- Strengthen your relationship by focusing on the five love languages and how to love your partner according to his/her unique needs
- Remind yourself that you are not alone when you receive nasty comments about your wedding planning choices
- Instead of getting overwhelmed by reading yet another Wedding Planning checklist, how about thinking about a Marriage Checklist instead?
- Brainstorm ideas for a Matrimonial Mantra to help you stay grounded during the wedding planning process
Here's to a healthy and happy holiday season and a rejuvenating new year!