Wedding guru Priti Raichura shares some tips on how to maintain your relationship with your partner before your big day.
Many couples once engaged, spend the majority of their time discussing ‘marriage plans’, and I often hear, ‘I wish I had spent more time enjoying the engagement period’. It comes down to whether you as a couple, can focus your attention away from the wedding, and concentrate on the now rather than the future. Here are a few helpful tips:
- Plan a weekend away: a mini holiday never hurt anyone.
- Date night: no matter how long you’ve been together, date nights are essential in your relationship, whether it’s once a week or once a month. Enjoy dinner and drinks at your favourite restaurant or watch a movie at the cinema.
- Wedding-free nights: spend at least one quality evening together at home discussing anything except the ‘W’ word.
Easier said than done I hear you say, but is it that difficult to move away from wedding talks for a moment and appreciate what you have today? Having the balance between managing the wedding preparations and your relationship is very important. Equally, keeping a balanced mind through meditation or exercise to relieve stress is a healthy option. Many couples prefer to spend their date nights working out at the gym.
Establish that healthy balance and don’t be afraid to ask for help with the wedding. With the right team of suppliers, family and friends, stress levels can be drastically reduced. Keeping open conversations with the family regarding traditions and rituals can also help with the tension. No wedding is complete without some sort of compromise between the couple and their family. Therefore, it is essential to keep a note on what is pending and confirmed.
Staying organised is a helpful way of keeping on top of issues that may arise. Minimalism is the way forward; however, family traditions/rituals are always a hot topic of conversation which needs to be compromised for any religious wedding. Here are two helpful list ideas every couple need to help you plan your wedding with ease:
- List your wants and needs from the wedding day
- List the rituals/traditions that are important to both of your families
And finally, some words of comfort; make the engagement phases special to you as a couple, remember it’s your day!
Stay tuned to the next edition of Pukaar, as I share more invaluable advice and ideas with you.