Saturday, July 21, 2007

One Week From Today

I'm getting married in one week. As Evan puts it, T minus seven days.

Wedding planning has been an interesting experience filled with tears and joy. In retrospect, I should have blogged the entire planning process so I could look back and laugh at the insanity of it all. Problem is, I rarely blog.

I'm writing to tell you that the wedding industry is a sham. Vendors know you are a one time customer, so there is no interest in doing what is fair. I am constantly asking if I really needed half the things we've been encouraged to have or purchase. Do we really need wax panels for $2.5K that cover unsightly kiosks? The answer is NO, and I'd like to encourage anyone planning a wedding to be liberated by pointing out the frivolity of it all. I can't say we didn't spend money on items that have defined the event, such as our beautiful invitations, but I can say that I've felt ripped off on a number of occasions.

In the end, the celebration is about the phenomenal human feeling of love which has no equal in life aside from knowing yourself (which is directly relational to one's ability to fall in love). Even though there have been events in the planning process that threatened to derail it, I'm glad we are having a wedding. When I think about growing old together, and accepting the seasons of change in both of us, I can't wait to get started. This is something to celebrate.

7 Comments:

Blogger justsomesillygirl said...

so random how i just ran into your blog... i never read blogs of strangers either but anyway...

my husband and i didn't want the chaos of choosing between my hometown, los angeles and his, chicago....

so we got our friend to marry us... in our other friend's backyard a few minutes before midnight on new year's eve 06...

that's right!! left oh six and jumped into oh seven with a bang...


that's all =)

6:28 PM  
Blogger Soumen said...

My best wishes for you marriage

9:02 PM  
Blogger Dewi said...

I just saw your beautiful picture in Martha Stewart Weddings, In Her Words. I love your dress, and I can't find it on the Vera Wang website. It's gorgeous and is exactly what I've been looking for, for my wedding. Would you mind sharing the style number with me and where you purchased it?

Thank you!

12:59 PM  
Blogger tatton said...

Sara, you are a talented writer. I am thrilled that Miles has arrived and hope he brings as much joy as your marriage.

Don't live in the shadow of your husband with that much talent!

2:15 AM  
Blogger Tish said...

Who did your wedding invitations? They are lovely.

1:42 PM  
Blogger sagar said...

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4:37 AM  
Blogger Victor, Gengyang Cai said...

Hello,

Miss Sara, I am a new student in Computer Science. What is your view about women marrying for money? Do you think it is better for women to work to support themselves rather than purposely looking to get married to a multi-millionaire / billionaire?

Vic

6:01 AM  

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