Never Forget: It Takes Two to Say ‘I Do’

It’s so easy to get caught up in wedding planning. Too easy to take it too seriously. Yes, it’s one of the most important days in a person’s life – but the part that gets a lot of brides and some grooms all worked up usually isn’t the vows part. It’s the party planning – and outfit planning – parts.

For some, getting all worked up means forgetting that it takes two to say “I do.” For example, a bride might get so caught up in picking out her wedding jewelry and the color of the linens and the reception playlist and the cake flavors that she forgets that her future spouse might have some ideas about, well, not the wedding jewelry but all the other things.

When we saw this picture, we immediately thought that this is the sweetest way to compromise:

Now like we said above, the bride probably isn’t going to compromise on her wedding dress or wedding jewelry but as for everything else… it’s probably – hopefully – up for debate.

Brides-to-be may be the leaders of the pack when it comes to wedding planning, but as more and more couples are paying for their own ceremonies and receptions, partners are starting to weigh in with their own wants. And why not? A wedding should be about two people, both of whom are involved. Not about one person and another who just happens to be along for the ride.

Plus (and here we go back to the cake), when you compromise, you end up with amazing solutions to disagreements. Like a half wedding cake / half groom’s cake hybrid that not only wowed everyone, but gave every wedding guest a chance to sample their favorite flavor. Now that’s what we call wedding planning!