Picking Your Goals
Every bride is different. Take some time for personal reflection, evaluation, prayer, and, where appropriate, discussion with your man.
What are your values with respect to dress and wardrobe management? How do you want to dress as a new bride? What’s important to you?
What’s important to your husband?What are his values and ideas?
What is your understanding of God’s will for you as a wife and homemaker, in terms of dress and wardrobe?
Where you are now in relation to these things?
What to Consider
- The way you dress and the way you want to dress
- Your values, principles, and lifestyle
- Your style, your specific wardrobe needs, etc. Consider any changes in your lifestyle that marriage will bring.
- The modesty, convenience, usefulness, and loveliness of your wardrobe
- How well you manage your wardrobe
- Your resources, skills, and budget
- De-cluttering, doing a wardrobe review
- Backlog of stain removal, handwashing, or drycleaning
Factors to Consider When Deciding What to Do
What’s essential? What absolutely MUST be done before you wed? Start there.
What’s important? Add these if you can.
What’s urgent? What MUST be done now if it’s done at all?
What’s fun (for you or your man)? Throw in some of that if you can!
What’s easy? It might be easier to fit those things into your schedule.
What’s convenient? What fits best into your life right now?
How long is your engagement? If it’s short, you won’t have a lot of time to prepare before the wedding. Don’t overdo it!
How much time and energy will you have during your engagement to work on stuff?
Here’s a challenge for you: Ask yourself , and God, “What five things do I need to do during our engagement to prepare my wardrobe for my role as a wife?” and “What five things do I need to do during our engagement to prepare my wardrobe for my role as a homemaker?” Start there.