Tying the Knot in a Meaningful and Memorable Way (Without Losing Our Savings or Sanity)

Friday, October 3, 2008

Staying Focused on What a Wedding Is All About

I still get messages from The Knot, despite the fact that my wedding is over and they are trying to nudge me into The Nest.

Here's today's depressing insight into the Wedding Industrial Complex:

"Congratulations! Now that you've tied the knot, we want to hear all about it. Your style, your colors, the size of your bridal party -- fill us in! Take a few moments and share the details of your special day with us!"

Don't get me wrong. The Knot is a useful resource in several different ways, but this preoccupation with the style and colors of a wedding detracts from what a wedding is really about. I wish they had asked: Now that you've tied the knot, we want to hear all about it. How you fostered community and connection, how you chose to express your commitment, and how much fun you had with your nearest and dearest -- fill us in!

I know it's hard when you're immersed in the wedding planning process, but it is so important to stay grounded in what a wedding is really about. If we lose sight of that, we're at risk for turning into robotic brides like the one featured in the sticker above on a package to my friend (Editor's Note: You can purchase your own facetious bridal stickers at the Dollar Store.)


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1 comment:

Lorraine said...

Sara-Thank you for helping me to stay focused and reminding me that it IS ALL about the people, our community, LOVE and our committment to eachother. I come back to your Letter to the Bride quite often, starting with the end in mind. It always works and make me feel really good about the process!! THANK YOU!!

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