Before you continue.....
So, youíve made it
this far -- actually planning your wedding yourself.
Perhaps youíve been thinking about this for many years,
maybe you havenít even given it a thought. The time has
come to talk together about this.
Plenty of books
abound which tell you all the ins and outs of weddings.
These you can buy or borrow for help in arranging
details. I would like to caution you not to be blown
over by all the wedding arrangements. Your wedding is
first and foremost not a production, but a celebration.
Focus upon what is most important: your commitment to
each other in the presence of God and a group of people
- people who care enough, about you and God, to stand
with you in this upcoming high moment, as well as in the
high and low moments that will come in your future.
Donít lose sight of
what you are doing as you handle all the details. A
beautiful wedding gown, attendantís outfits, handsome
tuxedos, rings, flowers, pictures, videos, guest lists,
gifts, rehearsal dinners, receptions, honeymoons, etc.
donít make your special day ďa day to remember.Ē As
important as all these may be, it is your commitment
that should provide a remembrance worthy of the ups and
downs of married life.
Okay, the time has
come to talk together about what you do when you say ďI
do.Ē Iíd encourage you to work as a team in planning
your wedding, even if one of you takes the lead. Talk
about it! Work together! How you plan your wedding will
be, in small part, an indication of how you will work
together in your marriage.
To help you plan - we
have created this notebook. Itís full of all sorts of
suggestions, traditional and untraditional. Please see
it as a resource, not a law book. Itís here for you, to
use as much - or as little - as you see fit. God bless
you as you work together.
this, indeed, be a special time
in your life together.
In Jesus Christ,