You're wedding can be the most important day of your life, a culmination of all of your personal successes in its most pure form; the time when your friends and family gather to witness you take one of the most significant steps of your life. And so, to show our gratitude to those people who have cared for us in our lives thusfar, we throw the wedding party. You soon realise as you plan your wedding that this is a whole new ballgame, throwing a giant party for pretty much everyone you know (or at least care about), is no small feat! As the process continues it dawns on you that whilst everyone is coming to be there for YOU, from the parties perspective, you are NOT the most important people on your own wedding day! Ironic? Certainly, but its also correct and fitting. It's a bit like Christmas, where the greatest joy is to be found in the giving. Like that, us future brides and grooms are determined to give the best possible present to all of the people who've showed their support for us by turning up to the wedding. And so it begins, the search for the perfect location, music, band, dress, flowers, food, etc.. It can be a stressful road at times, and cetainly a costly one, but getting this one present right, this present to each and every one of the people who you care about is so worth it! As you go through married life (and you can simply hang around with some married people to confirm this,) you will find yourself regularly regularly opening topics both in private moments, and at dinner parties with the sentence, "Do you remember on our wedding day when...." It will act as that line in the sand, that safe place to come back to, that point of reference for the rest of your life. Relish being the party planner, do the best job you can, make it some of your finest work and you will fill with pride each time you think back on it. Happy planning!
See you soon, Michael