On our wedding day, there were a number of hours where I sat there with nothing to do. I think Austin experienced something similar. It can be hard to feel connected to your spouse on your wedding day, because so much is going on. I invited Carole Truitt to share with us some of her ideas of how you can connect with your spouse on your wedding day.
Here’s what she has to say-
Your wedding day is exciting, but it’s going to be one of the most hectic days you’ve ever had to endure. There’s so much going on at once. It’s all too easy to start feeling disconnected from the one person you should feel connected to – your spouse! Here’s how you can stay connected to one another on your wedding day:
There are a few traditions that people prefer to break in this day and age. One of these traditions is not seeing your partner on the wedding day – only as you’re walking down the aisle towards them, ready to tie the knot! In this case, you need to make sure you both do what works for you.
Check In With One Another
Throughout the day, make sure you agree to check in with one another. You have lots of people to thank and greet, but you should still make sure you check on one another if you haven’t in awhile. Share a kiss, a dance, a laugh, and then get back to whatever it was you were doing before.
Enjoy That First Dance
Your first dance is one of the best parts of the day, and probably one of the only times you get just to enjoy the other. Make sure you enjoy that dance as much as possible – don’t let nerves get in the way. You don’t need to choreograph a special dance, but practicing a little beforehand should help you both to keep nerves at bay.
Plan Lots Of Pictures Together
You get to plan the pictures you have taken in advance, so make sure you savor the pictures you have taken together too. Whether you’re having a picture of you both walking off into the sunset, or one of your engagement and wedding ring sets, make sure you enjoy it.
Relax So You Can Laugh
It can be hard on a day as important as your wedding, but do your best to relax. When you stay relaxed, you won’t be tempted to snap at your spouse. You should also be able to laugh together and have fun too! Don’t take it all so seriously, and live in the moment. If you feel yourself stressing, take a few moments for some deep breaths.
Don’t Forget Why You’re Doing This
Make sure that throughout the day, you don’t lose sight of why you’re actually doing this. You’re doing this because you want to spend the rest of your life with your partner! By keeping this in mind, you’ll make sure you keep the connection with your partner in tact all day long. Don’t get too caught up in drunk bridesmaids or caterers that have made small mistakes. Overall, you get the same result you wanted!
Keelie is a mother of three amazing boys and married to her high school sweetheart, Austin. She spends her days running R5 Website Management, taking care of the home, and investing in her children. In her spare time, she loves to encourage married couples to grow deeper in their relationship and find joy in their marriage.