In other words, it's unwise — and probably in sinful violation of some of the other principles we've discussed — to have a three-year engagement or an inappropriate relationship because the logistics of getting married aren't perfect.
If the logistics are so bad (or so important to you) that you feel you just can't get married in the near future, then take a hard look at whether you should be in a relationship.
A simple wedding will also allow you to have a short engagement, which in most cases is a great thing for a number of reasons.
Speaking of long engagements, let's talk logistics.
As you plan the music, preaching and other aspects of your wedding service, keep in mind that it is ultimately an event of worship before God.
I advise that you keep it simple (even humble), and keep it worshipful.
After the proposal is seamlessly executed and delivered by the man with no snags whatsoever, the woman says yes with no hesitation, accompanied by smiles and tears all around. It should guide you in every decision, thought and act until you stand before God, the people and the pastor on the big day. Remember that if you get nothing else out of this column.