So you want to get married?

 

Your Marriage Preparation

 

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A wedding is one day - a marriage is a lifetime

Blessing - small picYou have probably already spent many hours planning your wedding. There are so many things to think about - the dress, the cake, whom to invite, the honeymoon. All of these are important, but the wedding is just one day, while marriage should last for the rest of your lives.

 

A guide to weddings in the Church of England

 

Alongside the wedding preparations it is also important to spend time as a couple talking through your expectations of marriage. However much you think you have in common, you are still two separate individuals with different backgrounds, personalities, experiences, hopes and fears. The minister who is taking your service will probably want to spend some time with you talking through these issues.

Churches sometimes offer marriage preparation, perhaps as part of a group with other couples. This gives you an opportunity to think through possible areas of difficulty and how you will handle them as a couple.

Topics might include:

  • Communication
  • Money
  • Coping with conflict
  • Sex
  • In-laws and family issues
  • Children

We hope that you have a wonderful wedding day and that it will mark the beginning of a long and very happy marriage.