What is love language?
Love Languages refer to the different ways individuals prefer to give and receive love and affection. The concept of Love Languages was popularized by Dr. Gary Chapman in his book “The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts.” According to Chapman, people have different primary Love Languages, and understanding these languages can help improve communication and emotional connections in relationships.
What are the different love Languages?
There are 5 love languages identified by Chapman they are:
- Words of Affirmation: This love language emphasizes the use of verbal and written expressions to affirm and appreciate your partner. It involves using kind, loving, and encouraging words, compliments, and expressing appreciation.
- Acts of Service: This love language centers around doing things for your partner that you know they would appreciate. It involves acts of kindness and service, such as cooking a meal, doing household chores, or running errands.
- Receiving Gifts: This love language focuses on tangible gestures and symbols of love. It involves giving and receiving gifts as expressions of love and thoughtfulness.
- Quality Time: This love language emphasizes spending meaningful and uninterrupted time together. It involves giving your partner undivided attention, engaging in shared activities, and creating opportunities for deep conversations and connection.
- Physical Touch: This love language centers around physical affection and touch. It involves hugging, holding hands, kissing, cuddling, and any other forms of physical contact that make the person feel loved and connected.
It’s important to note that individuals can have different primary and secondary love languages, and understanding your partner’s love language can help you communicate love and affection in ways that are meaningful to them. Additionally, love languages are not limited to romantic relationships and can be applied to various types of relationships, including friendships and family connections.
How can knowing your love language make your wedding day more meaningful?
Looking at these can help you create a wedding day that is more meaningful to you and your partner.
Words of Affirmation
Write your own vows these don’t have to be said aloud in front of everyone but later just the 3 of you during the photoshoot. How much more meaningful will those moments captured be to you.
During the ceremony touch hands move closer to each other. Letting us know that physical touch is your love language we will give you the opportunity during the photos for the 2 of you embrace that touch and the feeling of being together.
In the morning during prep you could organise for gifts to be given to each other. Or these could be held out until the bridal photos and given in private. Just the two of you to each other.
This is where we maximise the amount of time on your photo shoot for you. The two of you to just be in the moment with each other. No interruptions, unless it’s time to go.
Acts of Service
This is hard for couples to do on a wedding day as usually they have everyone around them bridesmaids groomsman ushers looking after your needs. So let’s re write your wedding day and give you the opportunity to show that love. You could in the morning make breakfast for your partner. Rather than getting ready separately, get ready together. The little things, him doing the zip up on the dress her tying his tie. Spending that time together and giving you the opportunity to show acts of service.
But men are from mars and women from Venus.
Not all couples show love in the same language. This is where you need to explore how each other can show their love in the own love language and make ways to show it on your wedding day.
If you haven’t done a love language quiz or unsure of what your love language is make a date night of it sit down and really work out how you can show love to your partner in their language.