Ahhh…wedding season.Â It is upon us – and I love it.Â I love the flowers, the white dress, the dancing, the cake, the cake, the cake.Â But as my colleague Dr. Angela Lodono-McConnell over at Your Mind. Your Body. writes, there is more to a happy marriage than a clever proposal and Pinterest-worthy reception.
After attending many weddings as a guest and a worker (I used to be a waitress at a wedding venue) I can tell you the one ingredient that makes the most picture perfect wedding: a loving, happy couple.Â It’s not the food, the open bar, the flowers, or the handmade place cards that ensure your guests have a super time.Â It’s the amount of love and fun coming from the couple.
The cool news is, these are also important ingredients in a successful marriage.Â A sense of fun, optimistic happiness, and an outpouring of affection (physical, verbal, etc) are key elements to staying married, not just an evening of fun with family and friends.