A practical wedding bride-to-be
Posted: Tuesday, Oct. 09, 2012
Photo by: Nathan Abplanalp Photography
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Since I have been in the motions of starting over with wedding planning, I have had weeks where I have done absolutely nothing related to having a wedding, but I have also had weeks like this past one where I am full throttle with wanting to get things accomplished. During all of this I have discovered that I am a practical wedding bride-to-be. I know you may be wondering what exactly does this mean. It is not an official system of practice or doctrine, but it is more of a perspective. Let me explain.I guess you can call this my top list of what it means to be a practical wedding bride: * Your wedding can be whatever and wherever you want it to be. It can be at your home, in a church, in a banquet hall, a destination wedding, at a museum or a park wedding. There can be 300 guests or 10 guests. You can follow traditions or not. Do what seems the most like you and your partner, and what you believe will make you the happiest. * Your wedding is not about how much money you can spend. Be concerned more about how you spend your money. Obviously, it does cost to have a wedding, but put those funds towards things that make sense to you. . . things that reflect who you each are as individuals and as a couple. Dont compare yourself or your budget to others and their standards. Do what works for you. * At the end of the day, it is your marriage -- not the wedding -- that is most important. Dont worry over the centerpiece that wasnt right, the bow that wasnt perfectly aligned, or the should haves." After its all said and done, and your married to the person you have committed yourself to then it was a success. So what I am saying is that your wedding is a celebration, a day to have fun and be joyous with family and friends in the way that YOU would like. Contrary to what marketing may tell you, what people will remember the most is the love and happiness that is shared on that day.
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