A Wedding is a sacred ritual in which two people in love make a vow before God to love one another and share their life together. It is also much more than that as we promise to obey and respect each other. Marriage is a sacred trust that should never be entered into lightly and yet some people will put more thought into buying a car than whether they should get married. They do not consider that they are devoting a lifetime to another person. This is such an awesome responsibility that it staggers the mind.
This kind of commitment is made everyday as people in love tie the knot and move forward with the hopes that their lives together will be rich and fulfilling. Hope springs eternal in the human heart when it comes to matters of love. People grow and change and with any luck, they will grow together rather than apart. There are so many things that could happen that can affect a marriage that it has to have a good, solid foundation of love if it is to have any chance to succeed.
It is sad to think about how many marriages fail when they start out so well. Some couples will never get past the first five years before they have drifted or grown apart. They do not realize that you have to work together every single day to make a marriage work. If they think the most important decision they will make is what kind of bridal shower favors to get then they may be doomed already. Wedding shower favors are important but the most important decision you will ever make is to get married and everything else is a distant second.
Of all the things that will strengthen a couple’s decision to get married, the wedding is right up there at the top of the list. It does not have to be an expensive, all out affair. Even if you get married without a wedding in the middle of the night with a justice of the peace, the important thing is how you remember it. Will you remember the flowers and the food, or will you just remember the look in your bride’s eyes. If you remember the love you feel for the person you are marrying more than the wedding itself, you are off to a great start.
A wedding is a great statement of love and how you are committed to each other but it is not the love itself, nor is it the commitment, which comes from your heart not your wallet. Two people in love will not care as much about the size and cost of the wedding as the look in each other’s eyes when they say their vows. That is not to say that the wedding is not important at all because it is. It is just not as important as the love you feel for each other.
When you are one hundred percent sure that you are in an all time, one of a kind, spend your life together kind of love that will last a lifetime, then go for it and plan the best wedding possible. Start building those memories that will help to strengthen your marriage and your love. Stand before God and your family and friends and say those magic words that will carry you through the rest of your lives. Everyone who attends and some who do not are praying for you and your lives together.