Before you do anything else, ask your friends and family how they think you should get married. Get as many opinions as possible -- it's always better to make highly personal decisions with the doubts of others swirling around inside your head.
Someone very close to me, whom I love more than life itself, is getting married soon, and as I think of him, I can't help thinking about my own marriage. Life changes on a dime, and although marriage came later to me than most, change was eminent.
We laughed so fricken hard that day, my lungs hurt. It felt SO good. Sometimes, nothing beats acting completely silly, off-the-chain ridiculous, and just kind of stupid simply because you can. I needed that day.
Let's face it: you'll be much too busy primping, posing for photos, and getting married to worry about whether or not every single guest is enjoying themselves. So why not plan ahead and find great ways to entertain guests and minimize potential wedding stress?
Things to do immediately after your partner gets down on bended knee that might seem a bit obvious but you might not otherwise remember to do because, well, the excitement can be a bit much! (Ever heard of Proposal Blackout Syndrome? It's a thing.)
The exchange of wedding rings typically occurs immediately after the sharing of wedding vows. It is a symbolic ritual in which marriage partners place a ring on their partner's finger to create a physical reminder of the sacred vows they have exchanged.
Some guys reading this will probably say, "Well, I paid for my wedding, so I don't think I need to do all that work." Maybe that's true. But did your fiancée know that was how things were going to be when you proposed? I'm guessing you guys may not have had that conversation.
If I had a dollar for every time someone told me that their aunt or mom's best friend 'did' weddings, I'd be able to retire. People attend weddings and don't realize how much work actually goes into making them successful.
I asked my son, Daniel Dowd, and my daughter-in-law, Rebecca Carton, on their first anniversary to give a reflection on weddings and what they learned along the way. They came up with five pillars in protecting their union.
Fall is one of my favorite times of year. I can never seem to get enough of the foliage or the flavors, and when it comes to a wedding, there are infinite possibilities to incorporate the season into your celebration.
In a recent blog post for Perfect Wedding Guide, I shared a few summer wedding fashion fails, as well as how to fix them. Making the top of the list (can you tell it's my pet peeve?) was this fail: your dress doesn't match the season.
Money is one of the top causes of divorce in this nation. Couples who face financial problems together will survive them and come out stronger in the end. Don't let the stupid stuff bog you down and ruin your marriage.