One of the most important tasks of preparing for marriage is praying! This is the moment to transition from praying for your soon-to-be spouse to praying *with* them! Consider choosing a specific prayer for your season of engagement. This builds and strengthens a habit that will continue into your married life. The prayer could be a litany, daily rosary, consecrating your relationship to Mary, or asking for the intercession of a particular saint.
Choose a prayer for engagement
In addition to pots and pans, think about what items you may want to have in your home that helps you live out the liturgical seasons. An advent wreath, nativity set, crucifix, holy water font, etc. are great ideas to consider for your wedding registry. These are perfect for bridal showers and wedding gifts. I wish this advice had been given to us! It’s so easy to get swept up in details of the wedding day, but this is a practical way of preparing for sharing your faith in marriage.
Register for your future home
You may be able to host Eucharistic Adoration and confession before the wedding rehearsal with the approval of your parish priest. It is an opportunity to invite your wedding party and family to pray beside you before the wedding events officially begin. On the wedding day, you could also make a special stop in our church’s adoration chapel after the nuptial mass for a few minutes alone together and chance to offer prayers of thanksgiving.
Add adoration to your wedding weekend timeline