5 Wedding Planning Pointers For A Successful Marriage

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5 Wedding Planning Pointers For A Successful Marriage [EXPERT]
If you can plan your wedding well as a couple, you can likely live happily ever after.

4. Focus on the wedding, not the bachelorette partyHaving your closest college friends as a part of your wedding party is one thing, but when the wedding planning becomes more about the bachelor/bachelorette parties, and "tearin' it up" college style at the reception, one may wonder if the wedding is really about the two of you.

If partying with your closest friends becomes the focal point of the wedding, what's to say that partying with your friends isn't going to become a priority over your relationship once you're married. Take time to evaluate how you will now prioritize your relationships in your life so that it doesn't become a detriment to the marriage.

5. Connect. What's the point of the wedding being yours and your husband's without taking the time to periodically talk about what's working in the planning and what isn't? On the day of the wedding, take periodic "get present" pausse. This is when you stop and really take in the moment together and individually.

Once you're married, periodic check-ins with each other about what's working and not working in the relationship, along with learning to be present with your husband, is a sure fire prediction that your marriage will continue to move on the right track. 5 Steps To A Happier Relationship

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Carin Goldstein MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Carin Goldstein, MFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Los Angeles as well as the witty writer of Be the Smart Wife where she writes about the trials and tribulations of how to naviagate through your marriage. Sign up for Be the Smart Wife bi-weekly posts and connect with Carin on facebook and twitter. If you live in the Los Angeles area and are interested in learning more about Carin's psychotherapy services, visit her website at caringoldstein.com.

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