What the Wedding Planning Process Can Tell You About Your Marriage
Right now, your thoughts are likely firmly planted in the present. You have a wedding to plan after all, and that can create a lot of stress and anxiety. But, once the wedding day has come and gone, you will be wed to this person, having agreed to be together until death do you part. There is a lot to be learned from the planning process, and, if fact, experts have found that they can fairly accurately guess how successful the marriage will be based on how the bride, groom, and families plan.
Here are some of the good indicators that suggest you will have years of happiness ahead of you:
Turning to Each Other in Times of Stress Planning a wedding can be hard work. It can also result in battles between the soon-to-be bride and groom, or with other family members. However, if at the end of these tiffs, you turn to each other for comfort and understanding, it’s a pretty clear indication that that is just what you will do in the years to come. That’s a wonderful sign.
Finding Special Moments to Be Together If at the end of a long week, you are most looking forward to falling into the arms of your soon-to-be spouse, rather than just anticipating the next step in the planning, you’re likely entering into a very strong relationship. The experts have suggested that couples who find a few spare moments, even on the wedding day, to be together, are those that are most likely to have successful marriages.
Nervously Preparing Speeches If the groom, the father of the bride, the best man, and the maid of honor spend a lot of time fretting about their speeches prior to the wedding, it is a good indicator that they consider this to be a once-in-a-lifetime event for the couple.
Compromising with Family It is aggravating, to say the least, to have to consider the opinions and feelings of others when planning your wedding day, but if you and your spouse-to-be are able to work together to help manage the disagreements between your respective families, it is a good sign that you will do just the same when it comes time to manage the holidays, vacations, and relocations in the future.