Couple’s heads are filled with questions and decisions that go towards making the perfect Wedding Day. Literally from the top of her head, to the tips of her toes, the bride considers every inch of her body, as well as those of her bridesmaids, and what to adorn them with. The couple will question everything from the venue to the honeymoon.
The transport, the colour scheme and whether there will be balloons or flowers on the table. Or both? The guest list, the photographer, the rings, and the music. What about the hen night, and the stag do, or will that be a weekend? Not forgetting the invitations, the cake, the seating plan, the speeches and the vows. Ah, yes, the vows!
At the planning stage of a wedding, the questions, and their answers are the main focus of attention for the pair, and probably at least half of their closest friends and relatives.
The Happy Ever After
So, lets assume the Wedding Day was … or will be…. a beautiful day of love and celebration. The perfect wedding. So much effort, time, energy and focus has gone into it to making it so. So, what’s next? What about the marriage itself? How much preparation and planning has gone into that? What happens when the confetti has been swept away? How much do you really know about your own, or your partner’s expectations of married life?
Top 8 Questions to consider together to help plan your perfect marriage:
1. What do you expect from your marriage?
2. What do you expect from your partner?
3. Do you think your life will be different once you are married?
4. If yes, in what way? If no, what do you hope to get out of being married?
5. What are the things you value about your life now, that you would like to carry on, or enhance in your future together?
6. What made you decide to get married in the first place?
7. What personal gifts and talents will you bring to your marriage?
8. Do you have any unspoken ‘rules’ about what you consider to be a perfect marriage?
What Can Marriage Coaching Offer?
Consider what may happen if you never get round to answering these questions with your partner? Marriage coaching is about identifying your relationship’s strengths, and potential weaknesses and resolving any differences at the outset, before they become a problem. We’ve all heard the statistics about divorce rates being high. One of the main reasons for divorce is lack of communication. The most likely time for a marriage to break-up is within the first 4 years. All those expectations that weren’t met because they were never discussed in the first place.
So what would be the best gift you could give anyone at the beginning of their marriage, or to each other as a firm foundation for a long and happy life together? What about the gift of a strong, healthy partnership? Where each person comes to that perfect Wedding Day with all their expectations fully aired and agreed together.
Newly Wed Coaching Offers – until October 2011
You can use these coaching sessions to plan your marriage before you are married. They are also available for couples who have been married for one year or less. Your coaching package will be sent to you in the form of a beautifully personalised gift voucher.
Newly Wed Package 1 – 3 coaching sessions. One session each on your own, culminating in a joint session with both of you present. Total Package £150 (all sessions to be taken within 6 months)
Newly Wed Package 2 – 4 coaching sessions. One session each on your own, two joint sessions (or any combination, depending on the couple’s requirements). Total Package £185 (final session to be taken within 12 months)
Payment: Contact Sandra at Swan Coaching to provide details for personalising the voucher and for bank transfer details, and address details for cheque payments. Apologies, no other forms of payment accepted
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