5 Wedding Reminders for Couples from an Officiant's Perspective

As a wedding officiant, I've seen quite a few couples tie the knot. While each wedding is unique, there are some common reminders that I always give to couples in preparation for their big day. Here are five important things to keep in mind as you plan your wedding:
  1. Remember the true meaning of your wedding: Amidst the chaos of wedding planning, it's easy to get caught up in the details and lose sight of the real reason for the celebration: your love for each other. Take a step back and remind yourselves of the commitment you're making and the joy that comes with it.
  2. Prioritize communication: Communication is key in any relationship, and wedding planning is no exception. Make sure you're both on the same page when it comes to budget, guest list, and other important details. Be willing to compromise and work together to make decisions that reflect both of your desires.
  3. Don't compare your wedding to others: With social media and the pressure to create the "perfect" wedding, it's easy to feel like your celebration isn't measuring up. Remember that your wedding should reflect your personalities and values, not someone else's. Embrace the quirks and imperfections that make your relationship special.
  4. Take time for yourselves: Your wedding day will fly by in a whirlwind of activity. Make sure to carve out some time for just the two of you to savor the moment and soak in the joy of the day. Whether it's a quiet moment alone or a dance under the stars, make memories that you'll cherish for years to come.
  5. Focus on the present, not the future: It's easy to get caught up in planning for the future - the house, the kids, the retirement savings. While it's important to have goals and dreams for your life together, don't forget to live in the present moment and enjoy each other's company. Your wedding day is a celebration of your love as it exists now, in this moment. Treasure it.