"Self-care" is definitely a buzzword right now, but it really is important. Preparing for your wedding should be a truly memorable and joy-filled time, and taking care of your body, mind, and spirit will help contribute to that!
While you might be tempted to think that planning a wedding quickly gives you a pass to forgo hiring a wedding planner, I personally think that a shorter engagement makes a wedding planner all the more essential. Here are a few of the many reasons why!
Paper. Cotton. Wood. Whatever! Throw out everything you think you know about wedding anniversary traditions (and the gifts that go with them), and take a few pointers from Emily and Michael Rand's method of annual love-and-marriage celebration!
I came across Dana's original postabout her Christ-centered love story and wedding day while scrolling Pinterest one night, and wrote her an email requesting an interview immediately afterward. Her words so beautifully reflect the heartbeat of what Taylor and I want A Short Engagement to be—a space that believes in "immeasurably more than all we can ask or imagine" love stories written by a God who knows us better than we know ourselves; that celebrates alternative timelines and encourages couples through the quick wedding planning process; that shares continual reminders that the purpose of the planning isn't a party that's over and done with in 24 hours...it's a marriage that's meant to last a lifetime.
Hi, I'm Karley—former speedy bride, current happy wife, and author of How to Plan Your Wedding in Six Months or Less. My husband and I planned our wedding in just 4.5 months, and we love helping other couples navigate through the speedy wedding planning process. We believe in short engagements and forever marriages, and credit our love story to 1 John 4:19. Happy planning!