Okay, so this doesn't have much to do with the Chapel, per-say, but it is about the ceremony, and church and planning process. So this sort of works!
Will and I spent the last two weeks in one of our many pre-marriage counseling events. It was a two-part meeting with a married couple, and a couple of other engaged couples, where the married couple sheds some insight and helpful tips into dealing with conflict, communication, and just helping connect with each other. I can say neither of us was particularly happy about this specific task, but it was perhaps the most meaningful to us. Getting to hear how a couple has gotten through struggles and stayed connected and committed to each other is invaluable.
May things were discussed, such as how your spouse isn't out to annoy you, they are genuinely wired differently. And, the most meaningful to us, the 5 languages of love. Essentially they explained how people express love differently, and if you aren't intuned to this you can miss that your spouse tells you they love you because you speak in different ways. And knowing their love language, you can see what you could have gone years missing! What?!?!?! Luckily, Will and I have the same 2 basic languages, so we're in the right arena.
I also have a working idea of what my ceremony is going to look like.
Blessing of the Hands
Vow Renewal (see previous post for explanation)
More Mass Stuff
Couple's Prayer for Each Other
Loving how everything is coming together. I can't finalize a whole lot more of this for awhile yet, but it's nice to know there's a skeleton where there was once a whole lot of nothing!