6.23.2013

Glorifying God through Wedding Planning

My fiance, Matt, and I are both even planners at our seasonal country club jobs. This makes planning a wedding not only less overwhelming for us, but incredibly exciting. From day one we set the boundary that this was going to be our engagement and wedding, and that we would not let others try to get in the way of what we wanted the day to be. For the most part, that has turned out pretty well for us. On the other hand, just being who we are, we have tried to take other people into consideration maybe a little too much, swaying things like venues and locations that we really adore.

Last night, our sweet married friends, Brie and Beau, really opened our eyes that it was our day, which might mean that our guests have to travel a little further or deal with other minor details they may not like. AND THAT IS OK. We want the day to be about us, our love for Christ, and our love for one another. We do not want to get caught up in trying to make everyone else happy, when it should really just be about what makes us happy. Part of this sounds selfish, but then I remember that this is a day I am going to remember for the rest of my life, and although I by no means need it to be perfect, I want to set us up to have the most spiritually filled day of my life, and if that requires cutting things others may have like to have seen, that is OK. I do not want to lose sight of what this engagement and time leading up to our wedding is really about.

So, from here on out I vow to keep Jesus at the center, and to plan our wedding in a way that glorifies Him and brings out the love Matt and I have for each other. I vow to not only use this time as an engaged couple to have fun planning our wedding, but to prepare for our marriage as much as possible.

I hope everyone has a beautiful Sunday, I am off to get baptized!

7 comments :

  1. Oh how wonderful! I'm glad you came to this realization... and when you put Christ at the center, it ends up being better than you could have ever done on your own.

    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

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  2. I agree with you. It's YOUR day. While I'm all for making everyone happy it's impossible to do, plus this is a day about you and your fiance's love, so do what makes you guys happy. It's a day that you will look back on for the rest of your lives. Just started following you in instagram too!!! Hope you had a good weekend.

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  3. What a wonderful reminder! It's so true that your wedding is about you, your groom, and the Lord. That's all you should be worrying about. :-) Congratulations on your baptism, dear!

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  4. Congratulations on being baptized! What a blessing! I just read your post about that and it's amazing how far you've come on your spiritual journey in such a short amount of time. God sure does work miracles. :)

    Also, definitely let your day be about you guys. I know that you've already come to that point, but just let me chime in and agree with your friend. It's about the two of you coming together and creating a new family. And I love that you are keeping God central to it all. Beautiful! :)

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  5. This is so important to have in mind! As a someone that just went through wedding planning last summer I have some advice :) First pick up the book "Inviting God to your Wedding" by Martha Williamson. It is an easy read and really touches on some great subjects! As hard as it is to want to please everyone (especially your parents) keep in mind the guestlist and how far out you want to go with invites. My wedding quickly became a list of relatives and friends/coworkers that my parents wanted to bring and I had a hard time saying no (especially since they were footing a lot of the bill) Don't work up the wedding in your head to be some magical perfect day. Things will go wrong but the more important thing is how you react to those little hurdles throughout the day :) Good luck Girl!

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  6. i'm so excited to watch this wedding planning unfold! :)

    love, renee

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  7. So I totally meant to comment on this post earlier in the week but I forgot. I'm so excited to see how it all works out for you guys. I know that Ed and I already get pressure from people on where we 'should' get married and we aren't even engaged yet!!! Hopefully I can pick up some tips from you before I have to face all this stuff :) xoxo

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