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

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Process Matters

Hooray! Peter and Andrea reached their goal of recycling enough cans to finance their $3,800 wedding. What an amazing way to start their marriage.

In so many ways, planning a wedding is not just about the one-day event. It's about figuring out how to collaborate with your partner, how to compromise, how to listen. It's about navigating the rocky territory of balancing community needs and wants with personal preferences. It's about finding creative solutions to difficult problems. It's about coping with stress and constraints.

And the process matters. How we plan our weddings sets precedents that will impact our lives beyond our weddings. I don't mean to say that in a Doom & Gloom way. If planning your wedding sucks, it doesn't mean your life is going to suck. It just means that we should plan our weddings with intention. We should make conscious choices. We should be aware of how the process is just as important as the product.

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Angie said...

I know! How amazing!

I remember when I first heard about their recycling idea. I'll admit I was doubtful.

But the next time I catch myself whining or saying something can't be done... I'm going to remind myself of Peter and Andrea.

Unknown said...

That's a great way to do it without straight up asking people for money. Just send beer cans their way!

A-L, said...

Wow, I have to say, that's pretty rad. (Did I actually use the word "rad?") Go Peter and Andrea!

Anonymous said...

I remember seeing this on the news and thinking what a fantastic idea that is. Mr. Dear and I actually started to save cans as a supplement, but soon realized that we simply don't drink enough soda to make it worthwhile to buy cans. We're back to being a water, milk, koolaid couple!

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