1. how it all began: how you met, first date, first kiss, how long did you date? first picture together…..etc.
2. when you knew he was the one: self explanatory.. but how and when did you know?
3. proposal: how it happened, how long were you engaged for? was it a total surprise? pictures of that… etc.
4. the ring: tell us about it! did you pick it out? did he? pictures! tell us about his ring too!
5. engagement/bridal pictures: let’s see em!
6. the colors: show some of the flower and colors you used
7. the dress: was it what you always imagined? did you have it made for you? white or ivory?
8. the little accessories: you know, veil? shoes? jewelry? what did your bridesmaids wear?
9. the reception: where was it at? show us some pictures! what day did you get married?
10. the cake/food: i love food. so tell me about what you had at your wedding!
11. favorite part of the day and least favorite part of the day: can be anything.
12. honeymoon: where did you go? was it good? 😉 haha…jk.
13. thoughts on marriage: what is the easiest/hardest part? if you could change anything, what would it be?
14. first place that you lived together: pics if you have them!
15. kids: do you have any yet? if not, when do you plan on it? how many do you want? any tips on good/bad birth control?
16. most recent picture of you and your significant other and what you love most about them and any other thoughts.
By far the hardest thing about marriage has been money. Which, if you reading anything about divorce rates you know that’s the number one reason people get divorced. It’s not easy, especially when you have differing viewpoints on money.
The easiest? Would it be a cop-out to say the good times? I mean, it’s hard to say that anything else would be easier. The way I see it, marriage isn’t supposed to be easy. If it was then the divorce rate wouldn’t be as high as it is. It’s work. Relationships are work. What makes it easier is getting through it with someone you love.
Would I change anything? Well, it would have been nice to not have been in a car accident the day before the wedding. And sure, I could say I wish we suddenly had lots of money. But honestly, I wouldn’t. The hard stuff is what makes a couple stronger. And it makes you appreciate the good times that much more.
Absolutely no relationship is perfect. Mine is far from it. I spend a lot of time on a lot of different blogs and it’s easy to read about people and their relationships and think, “Wow, they have it SO easy! I wish I could be like them.” But after all the comments I received on Monday’s post it’s very easy to see that not a single person is in a perfect relationship. At least not perfect in the sense that everything is puppy dogs and rainbows and sunshine. Every single blogger in a relationship has hard times. Maybe not everyone shows it – and that’s perfectly fine. I’ll be the first to admit I like my “woe is me” posts to be few and far between because who wants to read that? However, I’m being as real as I possibly can without it interfering with my relationship in hopes that someone else who is hurting can maybe see that everyone has hard times. It’s how a couple faces them that changes the outcome.
Wow. This post became a little preachy. Sorry about that. Hopefully I sort of answered that question for you all.
Back to the regularly schedules puppy dogs, rainbows and sunshine tomorrow.