Tuesday, January 12, 2010

wedding vs. marriage

It appears that some brides these days fall in love with the wedding, not the groom.  Yes, it’s a big party and a blast to plan.  The spotlight is on you for an average of a year during the engagement.  The wedding industry is enticing and it is easy to get swept off of your feet by it.  Leading up to the big day, people are constantly asking about colors, themes, dresses, food, registries, music, hair, the list goes on…but it’s only one day.

Marriage is a lifelong commitment not just that one day.

A friend of a friend of a friend (you don’t know them) recently had a lavish wedding complete with all of the bells and whistles.  It was a stunning celebration.  The couple was so in love...so it seemed.  Just 3 months after the nuptials took place, she left him.  Why?  Apparently she wasn’t in love with him.  Perhaps she was in love with the wedding.  Maybe marriage wasn’t as enticing as the wedding.  The party was over.

Once the party is over, it is on to the marriage.  The planning doesn’t stop.  What you’re planning just changes.

Remember when you were dating and people only asked about HIM?  Now they ask, “How is the WEDDING planning going?”  Don’t let the wedding take the place of your relationship.

Ask yourself.  Why are you getting married?

-The perennial bridesmaid

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