November 27, 2012

a practical wedding

i’ve looked at more than my fair share of wedding books and magazines over the years because, let’s face it, i love weddings. i always have. and i  imagine i always will. and as someone with an extensive background in the industry, you’d think i would have seen this coming. 

here’s what i have discovered about weddings. for someone who is a painfully slow decision maker, seriously dislikes shopping and has an aversion to spending money, no matter who said money belongs to, planning a wedding can be a teensy-weensy bit on the difficult side.

thankfully, there is a glimmer of hope for brides like me and it comes in book form. honestly, i feel sorry for my married friends who had to go though the wedding planning process without this book by their side. it must have been awful.

i really can’t put into words how much i love this book. at times, it’s been the only thing saving me from certain insanity. the days that invitations (or flowers, or ties, or registries) feel like they are taking over my life, i can read this little gem…"a whole industry is set up to sell you a beautiful wedding; it’s set up to sell you how things will look and how they 'should' be. but what matters on your wedding day, what you will remember until you are old and gray, is how it felt. it’s about the feeling that sweeps over you when you fully realize that you have so many people you love in the same room at the same time…and that they are all there to celebrate the massive commitment you are making." that’s something i can get excited about.

1 comment:

Christian said...

aww, that's what I loved most about our wedding, having everyone I loved in the same room.

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