I was recently listening to Jay Shetty’s podcast about 5 ways to prepare for marriage. If you haven’t listened to it, you NEED to. It’s called On Purpose, and he discusses loads of different topics, if you love a podcast you’ll definitely enjoy it. In this episode about marriage he touches some interesting points that really gets you thinking. It’s worth a listen even if you’re already married.
‘Weddings mark the beginning of your relationship but it’s very easy to get caught up in all the festivities and forget to focus on your actual marriage.’ Jay Shetty
This is so true, and it is always something I am consciously trying to encourage my couples to focus on. I want you to have a fantastic wedding day, and it’s why I am so passionate about making sure it’s a true reflection of you as a couple, as I truly believe it sets the tone for your marriage. I want you to have a successful marriage, I work with amazing couples and I love seeing where life takes them. Jay Shetty talks about planning for the wedding but you also need to plan for your marriage. I can hear the eyes rolling, you’re probably thinking I don’t have time to add more to my wedding!!! But trust me just taking a little bit of time out in the lead up to your wedding to plan the type of marriage will set you up for a great life together.
How can you prepare for marriage?
Some other things to consider would be?
How can you make your partner happy on a daily basis.
Marriage mentor (a married couple who can guide you)
Making your own traditions.
What kind of future do you both want?
Who is going to divide the household chores?
I’m guessing some of these topics will already be discussed, when you move in together, but I want you to have a successful marriage, and being a team is key so you can take on the world!
”It’s better to have a small wedding and a big marriage rather than a big wedding and a small marriage” Jay Shetty