While the thought of marriage can be compelling, the headiest and most exciting part of a love story is always the proposal. That instant when you both just know. Whoever does the asking, the sheer thrill of being desired can be positively intoxicating, like the beginning of a new love affair; only this time with the added comfort and security of commitment.
By first discussing how you will collaborate on your wedding planning, you will establish a framework of expectations, decision-making and action based on practical realities of who you are and what you are, in fact, able to do. Thinking ahead of the curve will reduce misunderstandings and disappointments down the road.
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Let's talk about sex. As a culture we're obsessed with it. But what matters most is what's right for you and your partner. Are you able to fully express your hearts and share the deepest parts of yourselves with each other? Is there a reciprocity to your loving that grows and evolves as you do?
The Big Day is just that—a big day. If you really want to nurture and sustain your marriage over the long term, developing solid relationship skills is the most important investment you can make. (We hear you groaning, but seriously.) If you want to make sure your relationship is going to last, read this.
If you smile and roll gracefully with the punches on your Big Day, everyone will bask in your graciousness and go home savoring the lovely time they had. Here are 10 rules to live by during wedding planning.