The wedding day is an amazing time to get to celebrate the gift of marriage that God created. We celebrate one of the best examples God gives us: of our relationship with Him.
The wedding day is also just that, a day. It is the beginning of the rest of your life together as husband and wife. The adventure to come should be just as, if not more, exciting than the beginning. And leading up to the day that you do become one, it was so important to began talking and learning with one another about marriage and all it entails. Expectations, finances, family, communication, etc. Being in a pre-marriage class together through our church was probably the most important and the highlight of our engagement time. In the class, many important conversations were sparked between Matt and I that we probably wouldn't have thought of to talk about on our own.
Avoid decision fatigue
Keeping the focus away from decisions upon decisions in preparing for the wedding DAY, helped so much in keeping the most of our energy keyed in on preparing for our life of marriage.
The key word for us: “Simple.” We took a look at the people and their gifts who were right within our circle of relationships God had blessed us with and saw there was no need to look and search far beyond.
Listed here are just a few examples of how we were able to keep it simple:
- A good friend of mine has an amazing gift for baking. She made our wedding cupcakes. They were beautiful and delicious!
- Matt has a great knack for putting together really fun music playlists. His iPhone was our DJ :)
- A family member has a gift in decorating. She and her kids made our reception absolutely beautiful.
- A friend of Matt’s recently began a new business venture serving delicious paleo food around Milwaukee in his food truck. He catered our reception dinner.
Because we know and we believe that God is the creator of marriage, we know that sex was (and always will be) created for marriage. That is, within marriage.
Once we were engaged and knew we would become husband and wife, purity did become extra challenging. Compromising God’s will during this time would have compromised receiving God’s best in our marriage. Thus, it's one of the reasons Matt and I decided on a three month engagement. Anything longer for us would have been torturous. The wedding dress off the rack rather than waiting the six plus month for the “perfect” dress to be ordered was more than worth it!