"Most people spend more time preparing for their wedding, than their marriage."
I heard this said the other day. I don't want that to be true for us.
Being in the process of planning a wedding, I understand that it is a lot of details...TONS of details and tons of preparation. You have to get certain things done at certain times - it's a lot!
Yet, how many more details/preparation/attention should we give to starting off our marriage? A wedding is only one day - not even a full day, at that. Yet a marriage is for the rest of your life. And a marriage has messier and more time consuming details than a wedding. Even more reason to start preparing early & preparing as much as you can before getting married. It's a good challenge!
The preparation isn't only us as a couple either. Preparation extends to my relationship with God, my future spouse's relationship with God, both of us dealing with our own pasts and working through things that hinder our view of a Biblical relationships, our relationships with our families, preparing our individual minds to see things through a lens of "us", preparing ourselves on dealing with money, etc.