You've picked out the invitations, attended a number of meetings with photographers, florists, and venue coordinators, and carefully thought out menu options. So much effort, time, and resources have been devoted to ensuring this one day is successful... Have you put the same devotion into ensuring the success of your life together from this day forward?
You can take steps to protect your marriage before it starts from many of the common heartaches and pitfalls couples face.
Attending premarital counseling does not mean there is something wrong with your relationship. Most premarital couples are very happy and have no doubts about wanting to marry. Seeking counseling before or at the beginning of your marriage means your relationship is such a priority that you want to prepare yourselves to effectively deal with the predictable challenges of marriage. Married life isn't easy. Issues like kids, money, sex, health issues, goals, and planning for the future can create challenges if you and your spouse are not on the same page. Marriages that start off with couples:
in agreement over critical issues,
skilled in communicating effectively when in disagreement,
committed to clear plans to foster intimacy,
and adept at preventing lasting damage from inevitable hurts,
will be more likely not only to survive, but also to thrive.