As cynical as we have become in this day and age, the act of getting married is still considered to mean something. Some people rush into it for the wrong reasons, others are more or less forced into it, but if you are getting married you should have every intention of making this arrangement stick for life. When planning a wedding, it is important to bear in mind that, although the day is important and has a lot of high points, the day itself should never be bigger than the future that will follow it.
A lot of people become very wound up by the prospect of their wedding day. The cost, the sheer volume of people (all well-wishers, yes, but sometimes that phrase can seem bitterly ironic), and the pressure of being placed under such scrutiny, can all seem to be needless and excessive when the whole day is really about making a solemn and binding commitment to the person you love more than anyone else in the world. This is part of the reason some couples still elope in this day and age.
It is an accepted statistical fact that these days, less than half of newlyweds consummate their union on the first night of the honeymoon, because they are so exhausted and emotionally drained from the weeks and the days that have preceded it that they just want to sleep and recover. Perhaps the best promise you can make to one another is to get through the day together and concentrate on the marriage that lies ahead.