During the wedding planning process, things can get a little chaotic, and you and your fiancé just might start to drive each other nuts... It’s inevitable. But before you start losing sleep, stirring up lingering doubts and wondering if it’s all worth it, here's some reassurance that, yes, you are marrying the love of your life.
1. You can be yourself around him.
Ideally, you're not putting up a front. Sure, when you were just dating, you might have pretended to be into kayaking (since he was) or even been genuinely excited to watch the game at his place, since you could spend more time with him. But by now, you've come clean on not wanting to get your hair wet (ever) and that you'd rather go get your nails done on Sundays than drink beer and watch men run around with a ball.
Aside from these more superficial desires, you also feel free to show your true colors — the good, the bad, and the ugly crying — without feeling awkward about them.
2. You feel comfortable sharing anything with him.
Maybe something happened in your past that you're not so keen on telling other people, whether you did something terrible that you now regret, had a hard time in your childhood, or something else entirely. Whatever it is, you should be able to tell your spouse-to-be and know that he will only listen and support you.
3. You can see yourself growing old with him.
When you picture yourself as a more mature lady, your fiancé is there in all his white haired, wrinkly glory, right? If you can see you two sharing wine, traveling, and enjoying each other's company down the road, don’t hesitate — you're making the right decision.
4. You think he'll make a great husband and parent.
If you're planning not to have children, you can skip this one. However, if you do want to expand your family, you should be marrying a guy who is down with the whole kids thing. Even if he's still too terrified to hold a baby, you'll know deep down what kind of dad he would be by his qualities and character.
5. You're choosing to be with him.
In some cases, people can get sucked into relationships where they feel stuck: either they're staying with someone because they feel like they should or they've lost their sense of independence and they're scared to be without their partner. When you're with the so-called "right" person, you're still you and you can still stand on your own two feet — you're making a conscious choice to share your life with your partner.
6. You're loved unconditionally.
In your heart of hearts, you know this man loves you. Even when you mess up. Even when you say something mean. Even when he's annoyed with you.
7. You've grown in positive ways throughout your relationship.
When you marry someone, that person will undisputedly shape the woman you become as you grow together through life. If you're happy with who you are today because of your partner, rest assured, you will continue to be happy with how you continue to evolve as his wife.
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