CONGRATULATIONS BENN AND EMMA!
We were all rooting for you to get engaged! Maybe we can continue the advice discussion that was started when Lauren and Lazlo got married. I think the advice is good for us no matter how long we've been married.
I remember 2 pieces of advice from when I got married. One lady who was of the larger size came through my line and said, "Be careful....I was your size when I got married." I could tell she really wanted me to heed her advice and I have tried to do that. The second bit of advice was from a lady who had just gone through a very public marriage difficulty that she had every right to leave her marriage for. As she came through the line she pulled Tom and I close to her and whispered in our ears to "always forgive each other!" I'm sure there was lots more advice throughout the night but those two were so heart felt and sincere that they have always stayed with me.
One more that I would add is to realize you will now be one. If one has a problem or concern then both of you have a problem or concern. Always confide in each other! If you will always confide in each other there may be little difficulties that may come along but most likely the big, hard things will be more easily avoided.
It sure is a great feeling to know you are both with your very best friend! There will definitely be ups and downs but it's all worth it!