Wednesday, February 26, 2014

{Wedding Wednesday} Some thoughts.

I have a little rant today. It's about this commercial.

I'm sure you've seen it before. It's right after engagement season so there are wedding commercials and advertisements everywhere. Well to be fair, the Facebook ads might be dedicated to me since I'm engaged...

Moving right along. 

I really do not like this commercial. Not one bit. I think it's ridiculous. Yes, I get that they're trying to sell the gown but this isn't the way to do it, in my opinion.

I've always loved weddings. I'm a girl who always dreamed about her wedding day being the most perfect day of, like, ever. Like, ever ever. The perfect princess-y day. But these are dreams. 

Now that I'm engaged this day is about US. That day in October is a day for us to get up in front of our friends and family to profess our love out loud and promise to spend the rest of our lives making each other happy. It's a day to celebrate with yummy food, tasty drinks and beautiful decorations and scenery. It's a day for everyone who loves us to celebrate our love and wish us luck on a new chapter that we've chosen to embark on together. 

It's not MY day it's OUR day. We're starting a marriage, not just hosting a wedding. 

I've been stressing over wedding planning and all of the decisions that I need to make quickly and I realize what I need to do is step back, take a deep breath and just make a decision. No matter what decision I make, we will love it and we will still be married come October 19 at 4 pm. And we will still be starting a new chapter and husband and wife. AND OMG I LOVE SAYING THAT :)

And another side note - I actually tried on a few dresses from David's Bridal in October and the saleswoman has been harassing me ever since. I never answer my phone. ever. so I've just been getting a ton on voicemails from her checking on my "dress hunt". Honey, I bought that dress in November, back off.

Oh you wanted to see one of those dresses? Well here ya go!

And yes, I do plan on writing about my actual wedding dress and the whole process of me finally saying yes to one! 
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Carly said...

I think I was one of the most chill people ever when planning my wedding-- which was good & bad, but I think it mainly was because I was so busy with school & everything else going on at the same time, that I kind of pushed off wedding stuff because I knew that no matter what happened, we would still be getting married! The hardest part was that OTHER people were stressed about lack of decisions at times and everything DID work out :)

Jasam said...

Yeah, it's kind of crazy how the media portray weddings. The commercials and TV shows are focused on the bride. It's totally biased. You have a great point here, that weddings are not just about the day, it's about two people coming together and making a promise to be there for each other for as long as they live. These days that doesn't seem to be the case. I see and hear a lot of relationship end because they forget the "us" and focus on "me".

Amanda said...

Ugh, David's bridal is the worst with phone calls! The last time I was in a wedding I entered a contest to get my bridesmaid'a dress for free and then they would NOT STOP CALLING! And even worse, each time they thought I was a bride and I had to explain I wasn't engaged! I finally told one of them I was a lesbian so I couldn't get married- that made them stop. Haha!

Mary said...

Amen! I completely agree - I can't stand commercials and other ads that comment only about the bride. It's OUR day! Thanks for writing this!