So while I promise that not all of my blog posts will be about getting married, this particular subject MUST be about the wedding because nothing in 2009 taught me more than wedding planning.
Emotional stress management
How to be a better partner
Event planning, this includes follow through, multi-tasking, and delegating
Letting go of expectations and learning what my limits are
Recognizing what is realistic and what is idealistic
And my all time favourite, embracing your creative self
I also learned about skills and areas of interest that my partner had that I was previously not really aware of. He designed our invites and our save the dates. He took care of most of our paper/graphic elements during the event and I was surprised by how readily he took these projects on. Planning the wedding, despite being full of stress made me aware that I couldn’t have picked a better partner. There was none of the stereotypical gender divide. I didn’t plan 90% of the wedding. It really was a 50-50 partnership, which is exactly what I want our marriage to be.
For more of my thoughts on lessons learned from the battlefield, go here.