I get a little mad when I hear the phrase: "Your wedding is your one chance to ______."
Phrases like that put too much pressure on couples who are planning a wedding. The myriad choices start to feel overwhelming, if you only have one chance to make it perfect.
I prefer to live according to the idea that there are lots of opportunities to bring together your nearest and dearest to celebrate and party.
Case in point: Some of my friends and I have decided to plan our 10-year Teach For America reunion. (Gulp! It's been ten years since I entered the 2000 South Louisiana corps!)
I'm excited to have another chance to plan an event that focuses on community, connection, commitment [to closing the achievement gap], and fun!
I'm thinking we should rent a house boat on the bayou, cook communal meals, and go to the Festival International de Louisiane...