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

Sunday, July 6, 2008

The Moral of the Story

Matt and I trekked to the Sex and the City movie last night. Although I felt like the script writer didn't quite make the transition from TV to movie (as evidenced by the under-developed plot), I did agree with the overall moral of the story:

Don't let your wedding get bigger than your relationship.

It's a common mistake. It's easy to get caught up in the mystique of the whole thing. It's got to be The Perfect Day. It's The Big Day. It's The Fairy Tale Ending. It's especially hard when everything you read or see about weddings fuels the fire (thanks to the lighter fluid provided by the Wedding Industrial Complex).

It's hard to keep your eye on what is truly important about the event. It's a time to reconnect with family and friends and build new connections. It's a chance to set aside time to exalt love and express commitments. If we spend too much time obsessing about name cards or flower arrangements, we can lose sight of that.

Matt and I are formalizing our commitment in 12 days. We are ready to be done with the wedding obsessing (er, planning). At least we're still excited about the wedding itself.

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