I'd suggest the counseling. It's the kind of thing that can't hurt, but really can help. My wedding is in 15 days and there are suddenly things coming up today between me and my fh that I thought we'd cleared up, but apparently did not. Counseling would have addressed them before now in a more focused discussion. We'll be fine. I was just surprised.
We did pre-marriage counseling mainly because we both have been married before and we both came out of a marriage that the opposite spouse didn’t want to talk about the normal relationship issues. With us it has set the beginning foundation to our upcoming marriage.
We did pre-marital too and it was worth it. Some of it was really tough (bringing up family things) but it was 100% worth it. I feel like I can get to a deeper state of empathy with my FW faster when issues arise now. And she does the same with me. It covers a lot of ground and was extremely worth the time and money. I would do it now so you can leverage the techniques throughout the planning process for practice. Plus, once it’s out of the way you can focus on the stuff that’s more fun!
We did not do pre-marital counseling; however, I do suggest it for anyone who is making the transition into 'life partner.' Most everyone I know who went through pre-marital counseling has found it super beneficial. There's a lot of feeling each other's communication style out and the day to day little things that matter (making each other feel appreciated and unappreciated).
We are doing pre-martial counseling. Our officiant requests we do 6 weeks with him prior to the ceremony. I think it's one of those things where you can really work out any last minute thoughts/concerns and start the marriage off on a healthy foot.
It’s required in my church to get pre-martial counseling before getting married. My FH are about to do our first session next week so I’ll tell you how it goes! I am actually super excited because both him and I go to our own therapists so it’ll be interesting to have a combined session!
Our pastor requires it to perform the ceremony. I would highly suggest it to couples who are engaged. It really helps with effective communication. I would adjust my budget to include premarital counseling and to cut something else. Weddings are cool and all but at the end of the day it’s really about a successful marriage. Life after the reception. It’s worth the investment.
Best thing ever. We started shortly after we got engaged. I don’t think it’s ever too early! It taught us so much about biblical perspectives, one another, communication, and more. I really looked forward to our homework assignments and you’ll find yourself referring back to what you learned even after you’re done with counseling.