Not Your Only Shot

Wedding Dress For Happy Couple in Love

This Isn’t Your Last Chance

 

Weddings are the bane of minimalism. They demand so much excess and extraneous STUFF, centerpieces, perfect venue, perfect overpriced cake, expensive food for everyone that doesn’t even taste great. It’s a recipe for a party that costs as much as a car. Actually more than my car. I read this fabulous post over at A Practical Wedding that addressed some of the pressures surrounding weddings. It points out that much of the pressure of having everything perfect comes from this idea that this is your only chance to wear a poofy dress, have cutesy centerpieces, get those lovely artistic photos, and whatever. But in reality it’s only your one chance if you decide never to have fun outside your wedding. It’s like trying to cram a lifetime of experiences into one day, like it’s the last day of your life or something. So let’s cut weddings some slack. The theme is marriage. You can have a cowboy party whenever you want. If we change our mindset in this way, we don’t have to stress over the details, and the wedding becomes fun :)

 

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3 thoughts on “Not Your Only Shot

  1. Pingback: Friday Rant: Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties | Minimalist Bride
  2. great post, so true about wedding pressure. i actually just got married last month, i was really disgusted at a lot of the preconceived expectations about weddings, and pressure about what they are ‘supposed’ to have. someone asked me whats your wedding theme, to which i replied “wedding, is the theme.”

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