So much is written about the wedding day but how much is written about after the wedding day. As a new bride in a brand new house and city far removed from family and college friends, I struggled. If you have followed this blog for any point and time then you know I was not a domestic goddess when I got married and after the wedding my husband deployed long before our first anniversary rolled around. I was blessed to have women who were domestically gifted come along side me as guides. These events crafted our beliefs in how we can and should serve our brides.
Our mission at MRP is two fold . . . building lasting relationships and providing education so our brides have a unique experience and more. As a newly married couple, you probably don’t have all of the answers to a perfect wedding day. As wedding vendors, we focus on the wedding day because it is part of our mission to serve you but we believe it goes beyond that. The wedding day takes about 8-12 months to plan, while marriage lasts for a life time. We believe our mission to provide education extends beyond the wedding day to share advice for how to care for your marriage.
In today’s society, marriages do not have a lot of chance to survive long term. According to the American Psychological Association, 40-50 percent of all marriages end in divorce. This statistic is staggering and very scary considering we are in a time when family and unity are essential in society. My husband and I are blessed with having over 11 years of marriage. In these years, we have been through a lot of ups, downs, and even the occasional sideways (mainly dealing with our children) situations. We take our biggest lessons and share them with our brides after their wedding over the course of a year. Our hope is that couples take these messages and lessons to heart and embrace them in their marriage during the challenging times life presents to strengthen their love and bond with one another.