You want something special, unique, Celtic for your wedding. Or perhaps after years together, you want a special ceremony to renew your union and declare your undying love before friends and family.
Are You Ready for Marriage?
One of the biggest steps you’ll take in your life, so once you're ready and your Celtic blood cries out, we're ready to assist. But before you actually take that first step down the aisle, there are four things you should ask yourself to determine whether you’re ready to get married.
1. If you have to work hard to convince yourself into the marriage, you’re definitely not ready. If you said yes to the proposal because you thought marriage would solve problems in your relationship, you're not ready. What are your reservations or doubts? Feeling nervous is natural for any man or woman who is about to commit themselves to someone for life. Separate your natural nervousness and fear from the feeling that something is just off. If you feel more unsure than you are sure, reassess your walk down the aisle. Take the time to really evaluate your decision – it’s for life.
2. Do you share the same vision on what’s most important? Marriage isn’t going to succeed on love alone. Differences in our views about work, money, raising children, religion, and values may cause issues once the bloom wears off. We’re not saying you have to agree on every subject, such as politics or day to day habits, to be compatible enough for marriage. Matter of fact, a certain degree of difference can provide zest or balance to a life-long commitment. But you do have to communicate where you are willing to meet in the middle for the best interest of you individually, as partners, and for your future children.
3. As individuals, are you both emotionally healthy and mature? This means having a strong sense of self, of your value as a person, and a willingness to accept your partner for who they are right now, not a vision of what you will make them into. You will change because that’s part of life, but for the most part, who you marry today is the same person you’ll be married to 20 years down the line. Choose someone who is capable of being one half of a healthy marriage.
4. Have you started thinking beyond the big day? Many women have had visions of how their wedding would be since they were little girls. You look forward to the celebration with all of your friends and family, and maybe even become a little obsessive. But remember that your wedding is just one day while your marriage is for a lifetime? The bottom line is to make sure you’re not putting more effort into planning your wedding than you are into planning your marriage.
Still ready. And you want something special, unique, Celtic. We are ready to assist with simple information and books to compliment the traditional or create the fantasy.
A Basic Wedding Checklist
Arranging a marriage can be as simple as a few forms and medical tests and a visit to a judge or as complex as a royal celebration. The more elaborate your plans, the more you need to insure you don't lose sight of the objective. Don't try to do everything yourself. Involve your family and friends. Gather information and use our products and services.
The following wedding checklist is a starting point for you to begin the planning of your wedding. Different couples will have their own priorities, so modify it to meet your needs. But the objective is to place every task on the list and then make sure that each is carried out. Treat the entire process as a managed timeline.
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